Tag Archives: Pulmonary Embolism

Approaches to the Reduction of Preventable Hospital Admissions: a Systematic Review (BMJ Open)

Summary A recent systematic review examined the alternatives to hospital admission for older patients at risk of unplanned hospitalisation. The broad categories of interventions considered were (i) improved use of paramedic / emergency care practitioners, (ii) interventions based in emergency … 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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Antipsychotic Drugs Increase the Risk of DVT and Pulmonary Embolism

[This abstract first appeared in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter RWHT Volume 1 Issue 3 October 2010]. Abstract Researchers from the University of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire County Teaching Primary Care Trust studied 25,532 eligible cases (15,975 with deep vein thrombosis and … Continue reading

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