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New evidence on risks associated with NSAIDs

New evidence on risks associated with NSAIDs

New evidence from randomised controlled trials on cardiovascular and gastrointestinal risks of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs reinforces the need to review all patients taking such medication

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Cholinesterase inhibitors for mild cognitive impairment

Cholinesterase inhibitors for mild cognitive impairment Subscription Required

The review was undertaken to establish the effect of cholinesterase inhibitors on people with mild cognitive impairment. There is little evidence that the treatment modifies disease progression to dementia

Rehabilitation for patients after stroke

Rehabilitation for patients after stroke

NICE has issued guidance on how to support the long-term rehabilitation and care of people living with stroke

Using telemedicine for acute stroke assessment

Using telemedicine for acute stroke assessment Subscription Required

Early, accurate assessment of stroke is essential if patients are to receive timely, effective treatment. Telemedicine can provide rapid access to expert assessment

Treating and managing atrial fibrillation

Treating and managing atrial fibrillation Subscription Required

The management of atrial fibrillation is often complex, and can involve a variety of drugs as well as surgery to reduce the risks associated with it, especially stroke

Scan predicts brain damage recovery

PET scan potential for predicting brain damage recovery

A brain scanning technique has “far-reaching” potential for predicting the fate of severely brain damaged vegetative patients, research has shown.

Stroke care 'differences' revealed

Significant 'differences' in stroke care between rich and poor areas

Poorer people who suffer from strokes are more likely to receive a sub-standard level of care, suggests a new study by UK researchers.

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NICE likely to back use of IV drug for multiple sclerosis

An intravenous drug that is taken once a year over two years looks set to gain official approval as a new treatment option for multiple sclerosis.

Aerobic exercise-dementia link study

Evidence suggests aerobic exercise could 'slow down' dementia

A twice-weekly exercise routine may help to slow down the advance of dementia, a small study has suggested.

Study links painkillers to irregular heartbeat

Study links use of NSAIDs to atrial fibrillation risk

The current and recent use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may be linked to a heightened risk of an irregular heartbeat among older adults, a study has found.

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This article, the first in a four-part series on neurological assessment, describes assessment of level of consciousness.

Claims new blood test can detect Alzheimer's disease

Claims new blood test can detect Alzheimer's disease

“Blood test that can predict Alzheimer’s,” was the headline used by BBC News, the Daily Mail and The Guardian today. Similar coverage was seen across many of the front pages of other newspapers.

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