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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721959/a-study-of-falls-among-elderly-persons-in-a-rural-area-of-haryana
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Aniket Sirohi, Ravneet Kaur, Anil Kumar Goswami, Kalaivani Mani, Baridalyne Nongkynrih, Sanjeev Kumar Gupta
BACKGROUND: Falls are a common, disabling, and frequently fatal health concern among elderly persons. Assessment of the prevalence of falls and associated factors can lead to the identification of corrective measures, which can help in preventing falls and their consequent effects on health and well-being of the elderly. OBJECTIVES: The objective is to determine the prevalence of falls among elderly persons in a rural area and to study the association of falls with sociodemographic variables and selected health conditions...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721431/depressive-symptoms-falls-and-fear-of-falling-in-old-korean-adults-the-korean-longitudinal-study-on-health-and-aging-klosha
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Y Park, N-J Paik, K W Kim, H-C Jang, J-Y Lim
Fall is a common cause of disability and death in old adults, and much research has been focused on identifying risk factors and developing preventive measures. Yet the majority of preceding research has been focused on physical performance. This study aims to evaluate the association between fall and depressive symptoms in community-dwelling elderly. Cross-sectional data of 431 men and 546 women was collected from old Korean adults living in Seongnam, Korea. Geriatric fall assessment was conducted by self-report questionnaires...
2017: Journal of Frailty & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719088/understanding-and-managing-the-risk-of-head-impact-from-in-hospital-falls-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-data-from-166-public-hospitals
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Satyan R Chari, Paul Varghese, Rebecca A R Bell, Kate Smith, Terry P Haines
BACKGROUND: Falls are a leading cause of preventable harm in the hospitalized elderly, and head impacts (HIs) can be a precursor to serious injury. The aim of this study was to examine if the risk of fall-related HI can be explained by incident characteristics. METHODS: All reported falls across public hospital facilities in the state of Queensland, Australia, over a 2-year period were analyzed using univariate and multiple logistic regression. RESULTS: In all, 650 instances of HI were reported across 24 218 falls...
July 2017: Journal of Healthcare Risk Management: the Journal of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718303/benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo-management-and-its-impact-on-falls
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Kiran Jumani, Jason Powell
INTRODUCTION: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common cause of dizziness in the elderly. This has been identified as a risk factor in falls. Falls are the leading cause of disability and the leading cause of death from injury among people over 75 in the UK. METHODS: We assessed the effect of BPPV treatment on falls in an elderly population by retrospectively reviewing one unit's experience of BPPV management over an 8-year period from June 2008 to June 2016...
August 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718157/-falls-in-elderly-people
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Joachim Zeeh, Yvonne Reinhardt, Hans-Jürgen Heppner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: MMW Fortschritte der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718008/the-effect-of-vitamin%C3%A2-d-and-calcium-supplementation-on-falls-in-older-adults-a%C3%A2-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Haiting Wu, Qingjiang Pang
OBJECTIVES: A number of studies have hypothesized that vitamin D is a potential factor in the prevention of falls in the elderly; however, the effect of vitamin D is still inconsistent and not quantitative. We conducted this meta-analysis to assess the effect of vitamin D on falls among elderly individuals. METHODS: The PubMed and Cochrane Library databases were searched from the earliest possible year up to December 2016. Two authors working independently reviewed the trials, and odds ratios (ORs) were calculated using a fixed-effect or random-effect model by Review Manager 5...
July 17, 2017: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717918/-syncope-falls-and-vertigo
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C Weingart, H-J Schneider, C C Sieber
Dizziness/vertigo, falls and syncope are among the most common reasons for seeking medical care. As clinical entities they share common pathogenetic and clinical features and differences. The diagnostic work-up can often be initiated in a general practitioner's or internist's practice and, if necessary, completed in an interdisciplinary emergency unit. Simple diagnostic tools can be used in an outpatient setting to obtain valuable diagnostic information. First and foremost, it is important to differentiate between prognostically favorable clinical events and potentially serious disease...
July 17, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717892/a-population-based-study-of-injuries-to-the-brachial-plexus-and-to-the-peripheral-nerves-of-the-shoulder-girdle-and-upper-limb-in-the-italian-region-friuli-venezia-giulia
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Francesca Valent, Roberto Eleopra, Paolo Manganotti, Paolo Passadore
The aim of this study was to estimate the incidence, identify the causes, and explore treatments of the injuries to the brachial plexus and peripheral nerves of the shoulder girdle and upper limb in the 1,220,000-inhabitant Italian region Friuli Venezia Giulia.We linked at the individual patient level various administrative databases using an anonymous stochastic key: list of residents, hospital discharge, emergency department, and outpatient care prescriptions database. We abstracted hospital discharge records with at least one discharge diagnosis code ICD-9-CM 953...
July 17, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716503/effectiveness-of-otolith-repositioning-maneuvers-and-vestibular-rehabilitation-exercises-in-elderly-people-with-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo-a-systematic-review
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Karyna Figueiredo Ribeiro, Bruna S Oliveira, Raysa V Freitas, Lidiane M Ferreira, Nandini Deshpande, Ricardo O Guerra
INTRODUCTION: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is highly prevalent in elderly people. This condition is related to vertigo, hearing loss, tinnitus, poor balance, gait disturbance, and an increase in risk of falls, leading to postural changes and quality of life decreasing. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcomes obtained by clinical trials on the effectiveness of Otolith Repositioning Maneuver (ORM) and Vestibular Rehabilitation (VR) exercises in the treatment of BPPV in elderly...
June 29, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716352/fatal-and-non-fatal-injury-outcomes-results-from-a-purposively-sampled-census-of-seven-rural-subdistricts-in-bangladesh
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Olakunle Alonge, Priyanka Agrawal, Abu Talab, Qazi S Rahman, Akm Fazlur Rahman, Shams El Arifeen, Adnan A Hyder
BACKGROUND: 90% of the global burden of injuries is borne by low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). However, details of the injury burden in LMICs are less clear because of the scarcity of data and population-based studies. The Saving of Lives from Drowning project, implemented in rural Bangladesh, did a census on 1·2 million people to fill this gap. This Article describes the epidemiology of fatal and non-fatal injuries from the study. METHODS: In this study, we used data from the baseline census conducted as part of the Saving of Lives from Drowning (SoLiD) project...
August 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716017/impact-of-injury-related-mortality-on-life-expectancy-in-zhejiang-china-based-on-death-and-population-surveillance-data
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Fang-Rong Fei, Jie-Ming Zhong, Min Yu, Wei-Wei Gong, Meng Wang, Jin Pan, Hai-Bin Wu, Ru-Ying Hu
BACKGROUND: Life expectancy is a statistical measure of the average time an organism is expected to live. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of injury-related mortality on life expectancy in Zhejiang Province. METHODS: Our study used standard life tables to calculate life expectancy and cause-removed life expectancy based on mortality data from the Zhejiang Chronic Disease Surveillance System. RESULTS: Life expectancy of residents in Zhejiang was 77...
July 17, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713844/epidemiology-diagnosis-and-management-of-neurogenic-orthostatic-hypotension
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Jose-Alberto Palma, Horacio Kaufmann
BACKGROUND: Orthostatic hypotension (OH) is a sustained fall in blood pressure on standing which can cause symptoms of organ hypoperfusion. OH is associated with increased morbidity and mortality and leads to a significant number of hospital admissions particularly in the elderly (233 per 100,000 patients over 75 years of age in the US). OH can be due to volume depletion, blood loss, large varicose veins, medications, or due to defective activation of sympathetic nerves and reduced norepinephrine release upon standing (i...
May 2017: Movement Disorders Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709461/do-public-nursing-home-care-providers-deliver-higher-quality-than-private-providers-evidence-from-sweden
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Ulrika Winblad, Paula Blomqvist, Andreas Karlsson
BACKGROUND: Swedish nursing home care has undergone a transformation, where the previous virtual public monopoly on providing such services has been replaced by a system of mixed provision. This has led to a rapidly growing share of private actors, the majority of which are large, for-profit firms. In the wake of this development, concerns have been voiced regarding the implications for care quality. In this article, we investigate the relationship between ownership and care quality in nursing homes for the elderly by comparing quality levels between public, for-profit, and non-profit nursing home care providers...
July 14, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707896/smart-floor-with-integrated-triboelectric-nanogenerator-as-energy-harvester-and-motion-sensor
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Chuan He, Weijun Zhu, Baodong Chen, Liang Xu, Tao Jiang, Chang Bao Han, Guang Qin Gu, Dichen Li, Zhong Lin Wang
A smart floor is demonstrated by integrating a square-frame triboelectric nanogenerator (SF-TENG) into a standard wood floor. The smart floor has two working modes based on two pairs of triboelectric materials: one is purposely chosen polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) films and aluminum (Al) balls, the other is the floor itself and the objects that can be triboelectrically charged, such as basketball, shoe soles, and scotch tape, etc. Utilizing the Al balls enclosed inside shallow boxes, the smart floor is capable of harvesting vibrational energy, hence provides a non-intrusive way to detect the sudden fall of the elderly...
July 14, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706543/a-comparison-of-the-effect-of-education-through-video-versus-demonstration-on-fear-of-falling-in-nursing-home-residents-of-mashhad-iran
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Zohre Najafi, Milad Barghi, Hadi Kooshyar, Hossein Karimi-Mounaghi, Marzieh Zebardast Rodi
BACKGROUND: Fear of falling is one of the most serious potential health problems. This issue is of high importance in the elderly with serious consequences such as limitations in daily activities, gait imbalance, social isolation, and increased risk of falling. One way to resolve this problem is the use of modern teaching methods such as demonstration and videos. The present study aimed at comparing the effect of education through video versus demonstration on fear of falling in nursing home residents of Mashhad city, Iran...
May 2017: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706089/evaluation-of-the-geriatric-co-management-for-patients-with-fragility-fractures-of-the-proximal-femur-geriatric-fracture-centre-gfc-concept-protocol-for-a-prospective-multicentre-cohort-study
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Alexander Joeris, Anahí Hurtado-Chong, Denise Hess, Vasiliki Kalampoki, Michael Blauth
INTRODUCTION: Treatment of fractures in the elderly population is a clinical challenge due partly to the presence of comorbidities. In a Geriatric Fracture Centre (GFC), patients are co-managed by a geriatrician in an attempt to improve clinical outcomes and reduce morbidity and mortality. Until now the beneficial effect of orthogeriatric co-management has not been definitively proven. The primary objective of this study is to determine the effect of GFC on predefined major adverse events related to a hip fracture compared to usual care centres (UCC)...
July 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704008/-can-mobilization-preserve-the-elderly-hospitalized-from-functional-decline
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Marie Méan, Christophe Bula, Gérard Waeber
Up to 65% of older adults who walk independently will lose this capacity during a hospital stay. In older adults, loss of walking independence increases the length of hospital stay, the need for rehabilitation services and for institutionalization, as well as the risk of falls (during hospital stay and after discharge) and the risk of death. Bed rest or limited walking during a hospital stay causes deconditioning and is one of the primary risk factors for loss of independence and adverse outcome in hospitalized older adults...
January 25, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702399/bilateral-simultaneous-neck-femur-fracture-following-domestic-fall-in-an-elderly-patient-a-rare-case-report
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Mayank Vijayvargiya, Vivek Shetty, Kiran Makwana, Nitesh Agarwal
Simultaneous bilateral neck femur fracture is a rare entity that has been associated with underlying bone disease, various metabolic diseases, high-energy trauma, and seizure disorders. Its occurrence following minimal trauma is very rare. This article presents the case of a 66-year-old female who sustained bilateral intracapsular fracture neck femur following a slip and fall at home. Single-stage bilateral cemented total hip replacement was done using a direct lateral approach with alternate right and left lateral positions...
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702382/epidemiology-of-pelvic-ring-fractures-and-injuries
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Gilberto José Cação Pereira, Erick Ribeiro Damasceno, Daniel Innocenti Dinhane, Francisco Marques Bueno, Jaqueline Bartelega Rodrigues Leite, Bruno da Costa Ancheschi
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the pelvic ring fractures and injuries in patients admitted to and treated at this ward between August, 2012 and January, 2014. METHODS: 66 patients were submitted to treatment protocols according to their age, gender, skin color, injury mechanism, location of the trauma, classification of their injuries, emergency intervention, associated injuries, injured side of the body, treatment, and mortality. The most relevant data were classified according to statistic procedures, such as Goodman's association test...
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701547/ageing-does-not-affect-the-intralimb-coordination-elicited-by-slip-like-perturbation-of-different-intensities
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Federica Aprigliano, Dario Martelli, Peppino Tropea, Guido Pasquini, Silvestro Micera, Vito Monaco
This study was aimed at verifying whether ageing modifies intralimb coordination strategy during corrective responses elicited by unexpected slip-like perturbations delivered during steady walking on a treadmill. To this end, ten young and ten elderly subjects were asked to manage unexpected slippages of different intensities. We analyzed the planar covariation law of the lower limb segments, using the principal component analysis, in order to verify whether elevation angles of older subjects covaried along a plane, before and after the perturbation...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
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