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Friday, 16 September 2016 20:54

Anticoagulation news items. Weeks commencing 12th September 2016

Spontaneous subarachnoid haemorrhage

The Lancet

This article discusses pathophysiology, diagnosis, management, prognosis and prevention of this uncommon and severe subtype of stroke.



The Lancet

This seminar discusses the diagnosis, specific treatments for acute ischaemic and haemorrhagic stroke. It includes detail on recovery and rehabilitation, as
well as interventions under investigation and future directions.


idarucizumab (Praxbind)

Scottish Medicines Consortium

The SMC has accepted for use within NHS Scotland, idarucizumab (Praxbind®) for adults treated with dabigatran etexilate, when rapid reversal of its anticoagulanteffects is required for emergency surgery/urgent procedures or in life-threatening or uncontrolled bleeding.



The above records have been identified by UKMi and feature in the NICE Medicines Awareness Service. Further details on this service can be found at: