PAPER OF THE MONTH: Anticholinergic Drug Exposure and the Risk of Dementia A Nested Case-Control Study
In the recent past we have found in the scientific literature information on the use of antimuscarinics and cognitive problems, which has been a controversial issue. In this work Authors tried to estimate dementia risks associated with [...]
PAPER OF THE MONTH: Do appreciable changes in the upper extremity motor capability to perform clean intermittent catheterization come about with time after traumatic spinal cord injury?
Bladder management is one of the key concerns after a patient has suffered a spinal injury. If reasonable spontaneous voiding is not possible, clean intermittent catheterization is the preferred avenue of management when possible.
PAPER OF THE MONTH: Anticholinergic Drug Exposure and the Risk of Dementia: A Nested Case-Control Study
There is increasing evidence for a possible causal association between the chronic use of anticholinergics and the risk of developing dementia. The inherent limitation for establishing such causal nexus is precisely the fact that the prevalence of overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms and the prescription of antimuscarinics tends to increase in older individuals, exactly in the same age groups in which the incidence of dementia is higher. [...]