Tag Archives: Surgery

Higher Risk of Dementia Following Anaesthesia and Surgery (British Journal of Psychiatry / Alzheimer’s and Dementia)

Summary A large study has been performed to investigate the association between anaesthesia, surgery and onset of dementia, and to discover whether the risk of dementia increases after surgery with anaesthesia. Patients aged 50 years and older, who had been … Continue reading

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Pressure Ulcer Treatment Strategies: Comparative Effectiveness (AHRQ / Annals of Internal Medicine)

Summary A high quality systematic review has been published recently on the treatment of pressure ulcers. Readers may opt to read either the study report in full, or a summary version (two articles) in the Annals of Internal Medicine. “Moderate-strength … Continue reading

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Age and Availability of Surgery Report (BBC News / RCS)

Summary Some older patients are missing-out on vital treatment because of their age. Age discrimination in the NHS has been made illegal, but a report says it may still happen. Doctors should look at the overall health of a patient instead … Continue reading

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