Tag : geriatrics (elder care)

Neurology

Strong Support for Amyloid as Dementia Prevention Target

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The first published data from the ‘A4’ trial show strong support for amyloid as an Alzheimer’s prevention target. Medscape Medical News Source link...
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ARBs Linked to Increased Suicide Risk, Experts Skeptical

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A new study suggests an increased risk for suicide associated with angiotensin receptor blockers compared with ACE inhibitors among older adults, but leading cardiovascular experts...
Neurology

Drug Co Admits to Kickback Scheme Involving Seniors and Nuedexta

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Avanir Pharmaceuticals has agreed to pay more than $95 million to resolve allegations of kickbacks and other charges related to ‘false and misleading’ off-label marketing...
Neurology

New GABA Modulator Promising in Depression

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Most antidepressants target monoaminergic neurotransmitters. A novel GABA modulator may open a new range of therapeutic possibilities for patients with major depression. Medscape Medical News...
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Statins May Cut Postconcussion Dementia Risk

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Concussion in older adults is tied to a dramatically increased risk for dementia, but new research suggests statins may mitigate this risk. Medscape Medical News...
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FDA Goes Ahead With Approval of Sufentanil Despite Controversy

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The FDA’s approval of sufentanil, a highly potent opioid for severe acute pain in adults in certified medically supervised healthcare settings, causes controversy with claims...
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Anticoagulants Linked to Reduced Dementia Risk in AF

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A new study suggests that dementia risk is increased and accelerated in seniors with atrial fibrillation, but treatment of AF with oral anticoagulants may reduce...
Neurology

ASPREE: No Benefit of Aspirin in Primary Prevention

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Findings of the ASPREE trial show no benefit, at all, of aspirin in primary prevention of disability, cardiovascular events and death, or all-cause death in...
Neurology

CV Risk Linked to Dementia, Brain Lesions Early and Late in Life

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To achieve a lifetime of brain health free of dementia, it is never too early or too late to strive for attainment of ideal cardiovascular...
Neurology

Warnings About Benzodiazepine Use in the Elderly Go Unheeded

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Despite years of warnings about the hazards of prescribing benzodiazepines in the elderly, these drugs continue to be used at a higher rate than what...

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