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Asymptomatic Carotid Atherosclerosis Study. A trial evaluating the 5-year risk of fatal and non-fatal stroke-primary outcome in patients with asymptomatic but severe carotid atherosclerosis.
Conclusion The aggregate risk over 5 years for ipsilateral stroke and perioperative stroke or death was ± 5% for surgical patients, 11% for medical patients—i.e., a 53% aggregate risk reduction; the intervention group had a 55% relative risk reduction, with 5% primary outcome in surgerised patients and 11% in medically managed patients compared to non-treated patients.


Cardiology A clinical trial–Asymptomatic Carotid Atherosclerosis Study which evaluated the 5-yr risk of fatal and non-fatal stroke-primary outcome in Pts with asymptomatic but severe carotid atherosclerosis. See Carotid stenosis.

Patient discussion about ACAS

Q. What is the difference between alcoholism, alcohol abuse and alcohol dependent?

A. Alcoholism is the high carve for drinking without caring for negative results it will have on physical, mental, emotional and social life. A binge drinker who continues to drink even though the problem has started in his normal life will lead to alcohol abuse and he may start the journey for alcoholism. In alcohol dependence the drinker steps up from the alcohol abuse and the crave increases in spite of the biggest problem on head. We can say that alcohol dependence is alcoholism.

Q. My son who is an alcohol abuse is undergoing treatment? My son who is an alcohol abuse is undergoing treatment. He stops his medicines in the middle of the treatment and restart taking alcohol. Doctor had warned to stop consuming alcohol in excess. With heavy drink he comes late at night and it frightens me. He drinks alcohol very badly and behaves violent also. He says he cannot stop. I am getting worried and was finding some information about the harm effects the excess drinking can bring to him?

A. A) He must stop or reduce alcohol now. Allow him to drink in house so that he can be safe from some other dangerous situations which can mess his life. Once in home you can deal him well. At least you can make him to have his medicines. The adverse effects of alcohol consumption are liver damage, anemia, nerve damage, and pancreatitis. These can ruin his life.

Q. Does alcohol drinking act as a catalyst of a problem? Does alcohol drinking act as a catalyst of a problem? My father has been battling depression and anxiety for many years and he used to drink in the past. Recently his behavior associated with drinking is visible and I strongly suspect that he is drinking again. Generally we get silly after drinking but my dad`s perception are altered in a negative way….

A. Yes that’s true… when I drink my depression gets amplified. And this almost happens on the issues which hurts me. Sometimes it becomes self destructive. One should even look that it doesn’t harm anyone. Keep him under observation for 3 days and if the problem persists, then you must take him to a doctor.

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Q Why is it advisable to try and use the ACAS Code of Practice?
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If the matter is not resolved after this period, the ACAS conciliator will bring the matter to a close and the claimant will be free to bring a tribunal claim.
A There is a new ACAS Code of Practice and this effectively replaces the Statutory Grievance Procedures for problems occurring.
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