The decision to prescribe oral anticoagulants for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF) was different between genders among low-risk patients but not in high-risk cohort, reveals the GLORIA-AF* study—reflecting a different clinical approach in both genders when CHA2DS2-VASc score=1 and that other risk factors not related to gender play a predominant role in decision making for anticoagulation.
Real-world studies on patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) show that dabigatran is safe with low bleeding and stroke rates when used for long term (over 2 years) or used continuously in patients undergoing cardiovascular (CV) interventions, according to phase II results of the prospective, observational, global registry programme GLORIA-AF* presented at the EHRA 2018 Annual Congress.
An algorithm to help stratify patients with syncope requiring hospitalization vs those that can be discharged from the emergency department (ED) safely forms part of the new European Society Cardiology (ESC) syncope guidelines launched at the EHRA 2018 meeting.
Continuous apixaban seems equally safe as warfarin and other vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) during atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation in patients at risk for stroke, according to the AXAFA–AFNET* 5 trial presented at EHRA 2018.
Those who are cognitively impaired are more likely to develop frailty after 4 years, leading to impairment in motor activities, delayed recall, poorer quality of life and increased mortality rate, a study in Hong Kong recently showed.
Cessation of natalizumab treatment just after conception and prompt resumption after delivery may reduce the risk of disease relapse in pregnant women with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study has shown.
Hydrocephalus following traumatic brain injury (TBI) is relatively uncommon in children than it is in adults, a recent study has shown. Risk factors include age, comorbidities, subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) and subdural haematoma (SDH).
Nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOAC)-associated intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) and vitamin K antagonists-ICH appear to have similar ICH volume, haematoma expansion, functional outcome and mortality, results of a recent meta-analysis have shown.
The 2-year Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment and Disability (FINGER) multidomain lifestyle intervention is effective for elderly adults at risk of dementia regardless of baseline cognition, sociodemographic and cardiovascular characteristics, a recent study has shown.
Early initiation of plasma exchange (PLEX) during severe attacks of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMO-SD) delivers improved clinical benefit, according to a new study, adding that giving PLEX to patients as a rescue therapy only after steroid failure may be harmful.