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Abbott to initiate REPAIR MR trial of MitraClip for people with primary mitral regurgitation eligible for open-heart surgery.

Abbott announced that the FDA has approved a first-of-its-kind clinical trial that will compare the effectiveness of Abbott's minimally invasive...

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FDA approves update of the product label for Zilretta for treatment of osteoarthritis knee pain.- Flexion Therapeutics

Flexion Therapeutics, Inc. announced that the FDA has approved a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to update the product label...

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APL 130277 refiled with FDA for parkinsons disease.- Sunovion Pharma

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals announced that the FDA has accepted its New Drug Application (NDA) for APL 130277 (apomorphine sublingual film) to...

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Guidelines

Delirium: prevention, diagnosis and management

This guideline covers diagnosing and treating delirium in people aged 18 and over in hospital and in long-term residential care or a nursing home. It also covers identifying people at risk of developing delirium in these settings and...

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Risk reduction and management of delirium

This guideline provides recommendations based on current evidence for best practice in the detection, assessment, treatment and follow up of adults with delirium, as well as reducing the risk of delirium.

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Dementia: assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing dementia (including Alzheimer’s disease). It aims to improve care by making recommendations on training staff and helping carers to support people living with dementia.

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Journal articles

A six-month double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study of a transdermal patch in Alzheimer's disease--rivastigmine patch versus capsule.

Objectives: To compare the efficacy, safety and tolerability of a novel rivastigmine transdermal patch with conventional rivastigmine capsules and placebo in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD).

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EFNS-ENS Guidelines on the diagnosis and management of disorders associated with dementia.

Background and objectives: The last version of the EFNS dementia guidelines is from 2007. In 2010, the revised guidelines for Alzheimer's disease (AD) were published. The current guidelines involve the revision of the dementia...

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Assessment scales in dementia.

Dementia involves progressive and often remorseless decline in cognition, function, behaviour and care needs. Assessment in dementia relies on collateral as well as patient-derived information. Many assessment scales have been developed...

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Clinical trials

A Phase 2 Study of CX-8998 in Adults With Tremor Associated With Parkinson's Disease

This is a Phase 2, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study consisting of a screening period of up to 4 weeks, a 4 week randomized double-blind, dose-titration treatment period, followed by a 1 week safety...

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A Clinical Study of NLY01 in Patient's With Early Parkinson's Disease

This is a phase 2 study designed to assess the safety, tolerability and efficacy of NLY01 in subjects with early untreated Parkinson's disease (PD). Evidence suggests NLY01, a pegylated form of exenatide, may be beneficial in PD...

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Study to Evaluate Safety and Daytime Sedation in Subjects With Parkinson's Disease With Neuropsychiatric Symptoms Treated With Pimavanserin or Low-Dose Quetiapine

This is a pilot, hypothesis-generating study to explore the effects of pimavanserin and low-dose quetiapine in subjects with Parkinson's disease with neuropsychiatric symptoms.

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Blog Posts

Alex Keen

EPAD – Changing the way we think about Alzheimer’s prevention

Posted 1 year ago

We spoke to Professor Craig Ritchie of the University of Edinburgh, the poject co-coordinator for EPAD, a collaborative venture that is facilitating meaningful progress in preventative Alzheimer’s therapies. Find out more about the project, its methods, expectations and goals.

Laura Quittenden

World COPD Day: What is COPD and what causes it?

Posted 2 years ago

Today marks the annual World COPD Day, a day dedicated to increasing awareness of a disease that affects 65 million people around the globe. 

 

We've summarised the causes, complications and statistics surrounding COPD in this handy 2 minute read.

Hugh Harvey

Metrics Madness

Posted 4 years ago

You shouldn't judge a book by its cover. That much is true, but it's also common sense not to judge a book by measuring the whiteness of its pages, or the amount of hamsters you can place on it. So why do we measure the fabulous NHS with nonsense metrics?

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What's new in chronic heart failure

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