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More than half of antiplatelet therapies prescribed inappropriately

July 25, 2017

Antiplatelet therapy is often improperly dispensed to acutely hospitalized elderly patients, according to research recently published in the British Journal of Pharmacology.

“There is little evidence favoring [antiplatelet] use in the frame of primary prevention, because several studies have shown less benefits than risks,” Ilaria Ardoino, PhD, of the department of clinical sciences and community health at the University of Milan, and colleagues wrote. “Thus, a careful risk/benefit appraisal is warranted for the optimal prescription of antiplatelet drugs in older people.”

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High-dose influenza vaccine results in fewer hospital visits

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NIH grant study explores improvisational dance for dementia

July 24, 2017
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Patients with Alzheimer’s disease experience related comorbidities prior to diagnosis

July 24, 2017
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Redefining the Management of Parkinson's Disease Psychosis: A Meeting of the Minds

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Acadia Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

The motor symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease (PD) are well recognized, but the non-motor symptoms are…
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Chapter 14: Nutrition In The Elderly

From Clinical Nutrition in Gastrointestinal Disease
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