Alzheimer’s drug plus clot buster caused brain hemorrhage death: report
Jan 06, 2023
A clot-busting drug administered during a stroke helped lead to the death of a patient taking the experimental Alzheimer’s drug lecanemab, a peer-reviewed autopsy analysis has revealed.
Paxlovid doesn’t cut hospitalization, death in ‘standard-risk’ patients, Pfizer says
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Jun 16, 2022
The oral antiviral pill Paxlovid does not significantly reduce the risk of severe COVID-19 in patients at “standard risk” of poor outcomes, the drug’s maker reports.
In a death-phobic nation, long-term care embraces the ultimate privilege
Apr 21, 2022
Some in long-term care wake up thinking of pay cuts, business survival or reform. Me? I awoke this morning thinking about cremation.
Fourth dose of Pfizer vaccine renews protection against omicron in seniors, investigators find
Apr 15, 2022
A fourth dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine cuts the risk of infection and severe illness in older adults when compared to a third dose given months earlier, a new study from Israel finds.
Seniors’ misconceptions about advanced cancer may reduce use of hospice services: study
Mar 02, 2022
Older adults with advanced cancer often misjudge the time they have left to live. This may increase their chances for unnecessary hospitalization and likelihood to neglect hospice care, investigators say.
Mortality risk increased for MS patients soon after CRC diagnosis
Sep 16, 2021
Associations between MS and all-cause, cancer-specific death partially attenuated after adjustment for disability status
FDA warns of heart-related events for arthritis drug Xeljanz and others in its class
Sep 02, 2021
The agency is requiring a warning label on the arthritis and ulcerative colitis drugs Xeljanz and Xeljanz XR (tofacitinib) and two other drugs in this class, citing an increased risk of adverse health...
Widowhood speeds dementia’s decline in those at risk
Feb 27, 2020
Spousal loss is a highly stressful life event that may have deleterious effects on the brain, a new study finds.
How to protect a broken heart? Beta blockers and aspirin might help
Feb 11, 2020
Heart attack risk is high following the death of a close loved one. But preventive drug therapy may reduce the odds of suffering a “broken heart.”
Clinical Briefs for Thursday, February 6
Feb 05, 2020
‘Normal’ resting heart rate varies greatly between individuals … New BiPAP therapy for COPD may reduce risk of intubation, ER visits … End-of-life care supports a ‘good death’ for patients...