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Global demographic changes have stimulated marked interest in the process of aging. There has been, and will continue to be, an unrelenting rise in the number of the oldest old ( >85 years of age). Together with an ageing population there comes an increase in the prevalence of age related disease. Of the diseases of ageing, cardiovascular disease (CVD) has(More)
An audit has been carried out on the usage of 216 units of fresh frozen plasma (FFP) issued to 41 patients. This involved the systems of FFP issue, the appropriateness of prescription as well as the recorded benefits. Sixty-six per cent of the initial requests for FFP appeared to satisfy criteria for appropriate use. Review of the case notes resulted in(More)
Fresh frozen plasma should only be used to treat bleeding episodes or prepare patients for surgery in certain defined situations. Definite indications for the use of FFP: 1. Replacement of single coagulation factor deficiencies, where a specific or combined factor concentrate is unavailable. 2. Immediate reversal or warfarin effect. 3. Acute disseminated(More)
The hippocampus is essential for declarative memory synthesis and is a core pathological substrate for Alzheimer's disease (AD), the most common aging-related dementing disease. Acute increases in plasma cortisol are associated with transient hippocampal inhibition and retrograde amnesia, while chronic cortisol elevation is associated with hippocampal(More)
Lipid metabolism has a key role in human longevity and healthy ageing. This has been demonstrated by a recent genetic study examining the lipoprotein phenotype in individuals with exceptional longevity, in a population of Ashkenazi Jews [1]. It is highly probable such subjects with exceptional longevity, have avoided cardiovascular disease (CVD). CVD is the(More)
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