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Switch From Aspirin to Blood-Thinning Drugs for Atrial Fibrillation (BBC News / NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is recommending that doctors should prescribe newer blood-thinning drugs, rather than aspirin, to treat atrial fibrillation in order to decrease the risk of stroke. Full Text Link Reference Roberts, M. … Continue reading

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Use of NICE Appraised Medicines in the NHS in England (HSCIC)

Summary The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) estimates that national figures for Alzheimer’s Disease medicine use have been underestimated by around five per cent. Section 3.1 in this report relates to Alzheimer’s Disease medicines: donepezil, galantamine, rivastigmine and memantine. … 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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