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13 Jul 2020
Deep vein thrombosis or atrial fibrillation patients with a non-O blood type appear to require higher warfarin doses, a recent study has found.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 22 Jun 2019
Nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) perform better than warfarin for stroke prevention in Asian patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF) and supranormal renal function, according to a study.
Pearl Toh, 5 days ago
The direct oral anticoagulant apixaban may help prevent deaths when given at prophylactic or therapeutic doses in hospitalized COVID-19 patients with elevated D-dimer levels, according to an analysis presented during the ISTH 2020 Congress.

Memory Decline (Patient Counselling Guide)

05 Jun 2020
Memory is a term used to describe the cognitive mechanism by which information is acquired, retained, and recalled. Mild changes in memory occur as a person grows old. Memory decline, or mild forgetfulness, that occurs as a part of the normal aging process is also referred to as Age-Related Memory Decline, Age-Associated Memory Impairment, Age-Related Memory Loss, or Late Life Forgetfulness. Memory problems due to aging may result from the physical changes in the brain and not from a neurological disorder. The hippocampus, a part of the brain involved in the formation and retrieval of memories, often deteriorates with age. Hormones and proteins that repair and protect brain cells and stimulate nerve growth also decline with age. Decreased blood flow to the brain also occurs in older people, which can impair memory and lead to changes in cognitive skills. Memory has various forms eg, remote memory, procedural memory (performing tasks), semantic recall (general knowledge), and recent memory. However, Age-Related Memory Decline only affects recent memory (learning and recalling new information) in persons >50 years of age. Other causes of memory problems include stress, depression, dementia, dehydration, sleep apnea, thyroid problems, vitamin B12 deficiency, stroke, head injury, brain tumor, infection, medication side effects and alcoholism. Memory loss not related to aging may require immediate medical attention.

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Deep vein thrombosis or atrial fibrillation patients with a non-O blood type appear to require higher warfarin doses, a recent study has found.
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Nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) perform better than warfarin for stroke prevention in Asian patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF) and supranormal renal function, according to a study.
Pearl Toh, 5 days ago
The direct oral anticoagulant apixaban may help prevent deaths when given at prophylactic or therapeutic doses in hospitalized COVID-19 patients with elevated D-dimer levels, according to an analysis presented during the ISTH 2020 Congress.