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Brain bleeding link to anti-clotting drugs
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Brain bleeding link to anti-clotting drugs

The risk of subdural haematoma is associated with antithrombotic drug use, particularly a vitamin K antagonist, a large Danish study has found.1

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Plans to help the NHS

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Chronic pain: physical activity blocks pain perceptions in older adults

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Almost 1 in 5 patients non-adherent to medication

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Questions can avoid skin prick test

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cancer Causes Control
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Calcium channel blockers linked to renal cell carcinoma even in absence of hypertension history

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Anemia and iron deficiency are quite common in chronic HF patients

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Is social media improving communication of accurate health information to patients?

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Sleeping longer may increase osteoporosis risk

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BBC: Prosecutions ‘rare’ for elderly care abuse

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‘Jam-full’ hospitals a risk to patients, says RCP

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7-day GP access to go ahead in Greater Manchester

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GPs failing patients with eating disorders, says charity

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Children’s daily sugar intake equivalent to 20 chocolate chip biscuits

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Wait for surgery is too long, says Royal College

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  • Clinical Essentials from Circulation
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Aggressive BP control no better than standard treatment in postablation arrhythmia

In patients with prehypertension, hypertension, preablation intensive treatment is not helpful.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Geriatr Soc
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Can a bedsore score help predict HF hospitalization outcomes?

The Braden score for pressure ulcer risk independently predicts mortality in this population.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Osteoporosis International
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Low education may translate to low BMD in men

The Louisiana Osteoporosis study found complex interactions among race/ethnicity, education, income, and BMD

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Inhaler labels improve users’ technique
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Inhaler labels improve users’ technique

Attaching personalised labels explaining the correct use of dry powder inhalers achieves long term improvement in technique among patients with asthma,...

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  • Clinical Essentials from Journal of Bone and Mineral Research
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Elderly women not receiving osteoporosis-related services after first hip fracture

About 1 in 5 got recommended screening and treatment within a year.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Journal of the Formosan Medical Association
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An osteopenia prediction tool for women aged 40-55 y

Including serum ALP, a biomarker for bone turnover and fracture risk, boosted sensitivity.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Neurology
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Long sleep duration tied to dementia

Prolonged sleep duration may be useful in identifying patients at risk of progressing to dementia.

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Resistant hypertension: eplerenone decreases aortic stiffness independent of BP lowering

Addition of mineralocorticoid antagonist to other hypertensive agents improves aortic stiffness.

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Collaborative care helps mild depression
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Collaborative care helps mild depression

Collaborative care allowing older people with subclinical depression access to behavioural activation reduced depressive symptoms more than standard care...

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Non-thoracic MRI is OK for pacemakers
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Non-thoracic MRI is OK for pacemakers

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of areas other than the chest are not associated with problems with pacemakers or implantable cardiac defibrillators...

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Renal denervation doesn’t seem effective for resistant hypertension: Cochrane review

Evidence is inconclusive, low to moderate quality.

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Age interacts with dabigatran in bleeding risk

Lower dose for elderly patients may be warranted.

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Testosterone treatment queried in over 65s
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Testosterone treatment queried in over 65s

Testosterone treatment increased the amount of coronary artery non-calcified plaque rather than reducing this early sign of increased cardiovascular risk...

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