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High antihistamine use among elderly increased risk for dementia, Alzheimer's disease

January 27, 2015

High use of anticholinergic medications such as antihistamines and antidepressants may increase the risks for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in the elderly, according to study results.

Shelly L. Gray, PharmD, MS, of the University of Washington School of Pharmacy, and colleagues conducted a population-based prospective cohort study on participants from the Adult Changes in Thought study. Study participants (median age at enrollment, 74.4 years) were randomly sampled Seattle-area Group Health members recruited from 1994 to 1996. Additional participants were enrolled from 2000 to 2003.

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SLIT more cost effective than SCIT in treating grass pollen allergies

January 27, 2015
A sublingual immunotherapy was more cost effective when compared with subcutaneous immunotherapy in treating patients for grass pollen allergic rhinoconjunctivitis…
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ICS, albuterol increased FEV1 in asthma patients

January 26, 2015
An inhaled corticosteroid administered simultaneously with a dose of inhaled albuterol increased the forced expiratory volume in one second in patients with asthma…
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Majority of PCPs assigned high value to medical imaging

January 26, 2015
The majority of primary care physicians considered access to medical imaging to be essential to patient care, indicating that it aided in establishing earlier and more…
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New year, new code: How to get paid for chronic care management in 2015, part 3

January 23, 2015
Beginning in 2015, physicians and other qualified health care professionals will be able to separately bill Medicare for providing non-face-to-face chronic care…
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Indoor volatile organic compounds impact patients with respiratory allergies

November 21, 2014
ATLANTA — In this video, Stanley M. Fineman, MD, MBA, FACAAI, gives an overview of a workshop at…
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