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Inflatable Leg Wraps Could Save Lives After Stroke (BBC News / Lancet)

Summary A trial involving 2,876 patients, published in the Lancet, indicates that inexpensive inflatable leg wraps may help save the lives of hospitalised patients after they have had stroke. The devices squeeze the legs regularly and help to keep blood flowing,  thereby reducing the formation of … Continue reading

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Recent Guidelines of Relevance to Elderly Care

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Recent NICE Guidelines NICE (2012). Alteplase for treating acute ischaemic stroke (review of technology appraisal guidance 122). Manchester: … Continue reading

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