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Treating ­Hypertension in Older Patients

Treating ­Hypertension in Older Patients

In those older than age 65 years, high BP heightens risk for various forms of heart disease as well as for chronic kidney disease and diabetes mellitus.

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Obesity, Oral Contraceptives Increase Risk of Cerebral Venous Thrombosis

Obesity, Oral Contraceptives Increase Risk of Cerebral Venous Thrombosis

Women who were obese and taking oral contraceptives had a 29-fold increased risk of CVT.

Gait, Gray Matter Predict Mortality in Cerebral Small Vessel Disease

Gait, Gray Matter Predict Mortality in Cerebral Small Vessel Disease

Compared to cognition, gait speed may be more predictive of mortality due to its relationship with other organ systems.

Loss of Consciousness During Hemorrhage a Marker of Early Brain Injury

Loss of Consciousness During Hemorrhage a Marker of Early Brain Injury

Loss of consciousness during subarachnoid hemorrhage is associated with a 2.8-fold increase in death and poor functional outcome at 1 year.

D-Dimer Levels Predict Deep Vein Thrombosis in Spinal Cord Injury

D-Dimer Levels Predict Deep Vein Thrombosis in Spinal Cord Injury

D-dimer level at 2 weeks after injury accurately predicts deep vein thrombosis formation.

Protocol Boosts Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Compliance

Protocol Boosts Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Compliance

More patients received VTE prophylaxis after implementation of guideline-based protocols.

No Link Found Between Testosterone, Venous Thromboembolism Risk

No Link Found Between Testosterone, Venous Thromboembolism Risk

The researchers recognize that more research needs to be done to study long-term effects.

Antidepressant, NSAID Use Raises Risk of Intracranial Hemorrhage

Antidepressant, NSAID Use Raises Risk of Intracranial Hemorrhage

There was no indication that any particular type of antidepressant was associated with a greater risk.

Cerebral Blood Flow Reduction from Microbleeds Causes Cognitive Deficits

Cerebral Blood Flow Reduction from Microbleeds Causes Cognitive Deficits

Cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) are a common MRI finding in elderly patients, and are associated with cognitive deficits.

Idarucizumab Effective for Dabigatran Reversal

Idarucizumab Effective for Dabigatran Reversal

The antibody fragment is able to reverse the effects of dabigtran in patients with serious bleeding and those who require urgent care.

New Combined Oral Contraceptives Increase Risk of Venous Thromboembolism

New Combined Oral Contraceptives Increase Risk of Venous Thromboembolism

Brands associated with a higher risk include Yaz, Yasmin, and Desogen.

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