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Treatment of bleeding patients during therapy with direct oral anticoagulants

2017 15 Sep

Results from the French registry: GIHP-NACO  Presents results from a registry detailing information about the management of bleeding patients in the emergency room, operating room or intensive care unit during therapy with direct oral anticoagulants.   Background   There is a large literature on the efficacy of direct oral anticoagulants... Read more

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Volume 16 - Issue 4, 2016

2016 30 Nov

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Diabetic Heart Attack Survivors Benefit From Intensive Insulin Therapy

2014 17 May

Diabetic patients who received intensified insulin treatment following a heart attack survived for two years longer than patients treated with standard therapy to lower glucose, in a study conducted by researchers at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.  Diabetes commonly occurs with cardiovascular complications. Heart attack and stroke... Read more

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Delirium Risk in ICU Patients Cut by Melatonin Agonist

2014 24 Feb

New research findings, published online in the February 19 edition of JAMA Psychiatry, show that delirium in older patients hospitalised for acute medical illness could be prevented with nightly administration of a melatonin agonist. A team of researchers led by Kotaro Hatta, MD, PhD, University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, conducted a multicenter,... Read more

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Statins May Reduce Delirium in ICU Patients

2014 23 Jan

According to a study recently published in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care, admistering statins to critically ill patients before they were admitted to hospital may help prevent delirium, a state of sudden, severe confusion. Lead author Valerie Page, Watford General Hospital in Watford, England,... Read more