With funding meant to bolster basic research and help make advances for a variety of conditions the fate of the 21st Century Cure Act is anything but secure even after passage by the US House of Representatives.
Because there are many types of dementia, with many potential underlying causes, diagnosing it properly can be challenging. Two commonly used tests can return negative results for patients who have demonstrated abnormal cognitive test results or unexplained cognitive dysfunction.
Compared to patients who received no oral anticoagulant treatment at hospital discharge, patients with ischemic stroke and atrial fibrillation who received warfarin had a lower risk of major adverse cardiovascular events and spent less time receiving follow-up care at the hospital.
Much of the hesitancy about using the novel oral anticoagulants is the lack of reversal agents for them, but that could change relatively soon. The panelists share information about several investigational anticoagulation reversal agents and their place in real-world practice.
A relatively simple algorithm for stopping and potentially reversing the effects of anticoagulant therapy can be used regardless of which anticoagulant the patient is using. Here, the panelists discuss how to simplify the problem of reversing the effects of anticoagulant therapy.