Posts Tagged "drug"

CADTH Updates Their Review of Antithrombotics for A Fib

Posted by on Oct 1, 2013 in Health System News | 0 comments

Do you care for people taking Warfarin to prevent stroke and blood clots from non-valvular atrial fibrillation? Have they been asking about new medications like Pradax or Pradaxa - the ones that TV ads say are just as effective but don't require the regular lab monitoring that Warfarin does? The Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technology in Heath has released an updated and expanded version of their previous study. Hint:  In case you don't have unlimited time to read the whole 142 pages - the Results start on page 39 and Conclusions and Recommendations on page 50. PS:  If you found this interesting you may also want to know that CADTH is starting a study looking at Point of Care testing for...

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A Page of Resources for the Updated 2012 AGS Beers Criteria

Posted by on May 7, 2013 in Health System News | 0 comments

Have you ever stumbled across a page on the internet that is SO impressive it makes you shiver/tingle/insert-your-choice-of-verb-here?!?!    Well    I    just     did. I've long been a fan of the Beers Criteria and read the 2012 update as soon as I could get my hands on it - however - I never thought to look for more resources past the article (Doh!) if I had I might have discovered that the American Geriatric Society (AGS) has a page with links to an impressive list of Beers related resources, including: Teaching slides Pocket Cards Apps for Apple and Android Handouts for clients and families Articles on how the Criteria can/should be used by nursing  2012 AGS Beers Criteria and Related Resources How about you - what's YOUR favourite website?  Tell us in the comments section...

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