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Age interacts with dabigatran in bleeding risk

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Heart risks in middle age boost dementia risk later in life | ISC
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Heart risks in middle age boost dementia risk later in life | ISC

Risk was 39% higher in people with high blood pressure in middle age and 31% higher in those with pre-hypertension.

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‘Bleeding stroke’ survivors at higher risk of depression, dementia | ISC
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‘Bleeding stroke’ survivors at higher risk of depression, dementia | ISC

Previous studies of depression and stroke have focused on ischemic stroke.

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Parkinson's disease: Nordic walking yields small benefit

Results of a meta-analysis.

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Does hormone replacement therapy reduce risk for dementia in menopausal women?

Studies on protection from AD in menopausal women using hormonal therapy have been inconsistent.

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Acute optic neuritis: opicinumab may improve remyelination

Current therapies for optic neuritis and multiple sclerosis do not repair neuronal damage.

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MS: alemtuzumab, natalizumab similarly effective for reducing relapse

Results of a longitudinal cohort study in 23 countries.

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MS-related healthcare needs fall sharply after initiation of natalizumab

Study shows sharp drop in hospitalizations, corticosteroid use, sick days, and associated costs.

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Herpes zoster linked to increased risk for Parkinson's disease in seniors

Elevated risk was most marked in the first 3 mo after herpes zoster diagnosis.

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Parkinson's disease: add-on zonisamide yields benefit

Meta-analysis shows reduced motor impairment and “off” time.

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Of the NOACs, apixaban is linked to lower bleeding risk, especially in women

Also associated with a lower risk for nonpersistence in nonvalvular Afib.

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Human endogenous retroviruses further implicated in MS risk

Expression of human endogenous retroviruses was associated with elevated odds of MS.

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Upper airway stimulation may improve several outcomes in OSA

Patients report improvements in snoring, sleepiness, sleep-related QoL.

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Dementia: Monthly Essentials February 2017
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Dementia: Monthly Essentials February 2017

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Frailty does not predict depression in older community dwellers but slowed gait does

Adjustment for confounders removes association of frailty and depression.

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