Tag Archives: Venous Thromboembolism

Statins: Effective, Affordable and Acceptable Risk-Benefit Profile (BBC News / NICE / BMJ / BMC Medicine)

Summary According to latest guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), four out of ten adults in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be eligible for statins; even though they are at relatively low risk of … 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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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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Everyone Counts: Planning for Patients (NHS Commissioning Board / NHS Choices)

[Brief references to many of these items feature in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 5, January 2013]. Summary The NHS Commissioning Board’s “Everyone Counts: Planning for Patients 2013/14” report covers the incentives and … Continue reading

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NICE Pathways for NICE Guidance

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary NICE Pathways is an online tool which brings together summaries of selected NICE guidelines, and related information, … Continue reading

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Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) E-Learning Module (RCN)

Summary An estimated 25,000 people admitted to hospital die from preventable VTE each year, and the Department of Health has made prevention a priority for the NHS. To raise awareness and understanding of the NICE VTE guideline, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) developed a free interactive e-learning module … Continue reading

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Reducing the Risks of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)

Summary Venous thromboembolic risk in hospital settings is a national concern, both generally and as a required component for the better care for patients suffering from dementia (i.e. a large proportion of the patients who may have been admitted for … Continue reading

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