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Offline skb

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Faulty prescriptions
« on: June 07, 2018, 07:39:55 PM »
This Stanford study suggests that 11 million Americans have been prescribed medication based on data of over 70-80 years ago, and might have been grossly over medicated. IMO, since the world usually imitates the U.S, especially in scientific fields, the global figure could be staggering.

http://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2018/06/millions-could-have-incorrect-statin-aspirin-blood-pressure-prescriptions.html

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For example, he said, one of the main data sets used to derive the original equations had information from people who were 30-62 years old in 1948, and who would therefore be 100 to 132 years old in 2018 — that is, likely dead. The older equations were often estimating people’s risk as too high, possibly by an average of 20 percent across risk groups.
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Re: Faulty prescriptions
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2018, 06:29:33 AM »
This makes sense but I wonder, since :
Sanjay Basu and his colleagues have come up with new calculations to help physicians decide whether to prescribe aspirin, blood pressure or statin medications by estimating the risk a patient may have for a heart attack or stroke.
Steve Fisch

Is anyone going to begin using these new calculations ?
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Re: Faulty prescriptions
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2018, 07:03:15 PM »
Is anyone going to begin using these new calculations ?

Hopefully, it will be sooner than later.
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