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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936568/distracting-injury-defined-does-an-isolated-hip-fracture-constitute-a-distracting-injury-for-clearance-of-the-cervical-spine
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Ryan Lindborg, Amani Jambhekar, Vincent Chan, Daniel Laskey, James Rucinski, Bashar Fahoum
OBJECTIVES: As the population within the USA ages, the number of hip fractures seen yearly in the emergency department is expected to rise. According to the NEXUS criteria, many of these patients receive computerized tomographic scan (CT) evaluation of the cervical spine because a hip fracture may constitute a distracting injury. The objective of this study is to determine if an isolated hip fracture constitutes a distracting injury which requires imaging of the cervical spine. METHODS: Data were prospectively collected on 158 trauma patients with isolated hip fractures between April 1, 2015 and March 9, 2016...
September 21, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933612/do-virtual-reality-games-improve-mobility-skills-and-balance-measurements-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Silvia Gr Neri, Jefferson R Cardoso, Lorena Cruz, Ricardo M Lima, Ricardo J de Oliveira, Maura D Iversen, Rodrigo L Carregaro
OBJECTIVE: To summarize evidence on the effectiveness of virtual reality games and conventional therapy or no-intervention for fall prevention in the elderly. DATA SOURCES: An electronic data search (last searched December 2016) was performed on 10 databases (Web of Science, EMBASE, PUBMED, CINAHL, LILACS, SPORTDiscus, Cochrane Library, Scopus, SciELO, PEDro) and retained only randomized controlled trials. REVIEW METHOD: Sample characteristics and intervention parameters were compared, focusing on clinical homogeneity of demographic characteristics, type/duration of interventions, outcomes (balance, reaction time, mobility, lower limb strength and fear of falling) and low risk of bias...
October 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931618/predicting-major-bleeding-in-ischemic-stroke-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Nina A Hilkens, Ale Algra, Jacoba P Greving
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Performance of risk scores for major bleeding in patients with atrial fibrillation and a previous transient ischemic attack or ischemic stroke is not well established. We aimed to validate risk scores for major bleeding in patients with atrial fibrillation treated with oral anticoagulants after cerebral ischemia and explore the net benefit of oral anticoagulants among bleeding risk categories. METHODS: We analyzed 3623 patients with a history of transient ischemic attack or stroke included in the RE-LY trial (Randomized Evaluation of Long-Term Anticoagulation Therapy)...
September 20, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931495/a-review-of-sarcopenia-enhancing-awareness-of-an-increasingly-prevalent-disease
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REVIEW
Eric Marty, Yi Liu, Andre Samuel, Omer Or, Joseph Lane
Sarcopenia is defined as an age associated decline in skeletal muscle mass. The pathophysiology of sarcopenia is multifactorial, with decreased caloric intake, muscle fiber denervation, intracellular oxidative stress, hormonal decline, and enhanced myostatin signaling all thought to contribute. Prevalence rates are as high as 29% and 33% in community dwelling and long-term care populations, respectively, with advanced age, low body mass index, and low physical activity as significant risk factors. Sarcopenia shares many characteristics with other disease states typically associated with risk of fall and fracture, including osteoporosis, frailty, and obesity...
September 17, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927514/prevalence-of-depression-and-associated-factors-in-non-institutionalized-older-adults-with-a-previous-history-of-falling
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Begoña Pellicer-García, Isabel Antón-Solanas, Sergio Moreno-González, Enrique Castro-Sánchez, Raúl Juárez-Vela
The purpose of this paper was to estimate the prevalence of depression and associated factors in people aged 65 or older with a history of falling in the last 12months. A cross-sectional descriptive study was performed involving a random sample of 213 participants from two social centers for older adults in the city of Zaragoza (Spain). The mean age of the participants was 77.3years (SD±7.0). Our findings reveal a prevalence of depression of 28.2% in the study sample, with older adults who were at a high risk of falling being more susceptible to developing depression...
October 2017: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927372/potentially-inappropriate-medication-use-in-nursing-homes-an-observational-study-using-the-norgep-nh-criteria
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Gunhild Nyborg, Mette Brekke, Jørund Straand, Svein Gjelstad, Maria Romøren
BACKGROUND: Frail residents in the nursing home sector call for extra care in prescribing. The Norwegian General Practice Nursing Home (NORGEP-NH) list of 34 explicit criteria for potentially inappropriate medication use in nursing homes was developed explicitly for this population. The aim of this study was to employ the NORGEP-NH Criteria to study the extent of potentially inappropriate medication use among nursing home residents and explore possible associated factors. METHODS: Cross-sectional observational pharmacoepidemiological study from residents in nursing homes in the county of Vestfold, Norway...
September 19, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923660/factors-influencing-short-term-outcomes-for-older-patients-accessing-emergency-departments-after-a-fall-the-role-of-fall-dynamics
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Caterina Trevisan, Patrizia Di Gregorio, Eugenio Debiasi, Martina Pedrotti, Mario La Guardia, Enzo Manzato, Giuseppe Sergi, Albert March
BACKGROUND: While the relevance of falls in raising the risk of fractures, hospitalization and disability in older age is well recognized, the factors influencing the onset of fractures and the need for ward admission after a fall have yet to be fully elucidated. We investigated which factors and fall dynamics were mainly associated with fall-related injuries and hospitalization among elderly persons accessing the Emergency Department (ED) following a fall. METHODS: The study involved 2144 older subjects who accessed the ED after a fall...
September 13, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918198/are-we-missing-hypoglycaemia-elderly-patients-with-insulin-treated-diabetes-present-to-primary-care-frequently-with-non-specific-symptoms-associated-with-hypoglycaemia
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Suzy V Hope, Phil J Taylor, Beverley M Shields, Andrew T Hattersley, Willie Hamilton
INTRODUCTION: We assessed if patients with known hypoglycaemia present on other occasions with non-specific symptoms associated with (but not diagnosed as) hypoglycaemia, potentially representing missed hypoglycaemia. METHODS: 335 primary care records (5/2/12-4/2/13) from patients aged >65 (79 on insulin, 85 on sulphonylureas, 121 on metformin only, 50 without diabetes) were assessed for hypoglycaemia episodes and consultations with non-specific symptoms, "hypo clues"...
September 11, 2017: Primary Care Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916557/study-of-fall-risk-increasing-drugs-in-elderly-patients-before-and-after-a-bone-fracture
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Mónica Beunza-Sola, Ángel M Hidalgo-Ovejero, Jon Martí-Ayerdi, José Germán Sánchez-Hernández, Miguel Menéndez-García, Serafín García-Mata
BACKGROUND: Accidental falls have a significant economic and human impact. The use of certain drugs is one of the modifiable risk factors associated with these events. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of use and to explore changes in treatment with fall-related drugs in patients over 65 years of age admitted as a result of a fall-related fracture. METHODS: Observational and prospective study performed in a tertiary level hospital...
September 15, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914864/-hyponatremia-a-clinical-approach
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D Yu Shchekochikhin, N L Kozlovskaya, F Yu Kopylov, A L Syrkin, E M Shilov
Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte metabolic abnormality in clinical practice. The unfavorable course of many diseases is associated with hyponatremia. Acute severe hyponatremia is life-threatening because cerebral edema may develop. Less obvious chronic hyponatremia increases the risk of balance problems, falls and fractures, especially in elderly patients. In any occasion, hyponatremia should not be now regarded only as a laboratory phenomenon in critically ill patients, but it necessitates a thorough clinical analysis of each individual case and appropriate therapy...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912809/the-biphasic-effect-of-vitamin-d-on-the-musculoskeletal-and-cardiovascular-system
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REVIEW
Armin Zittermann
This narrative review summarizes beneficial and harmful vitamin D effects on the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular system. Special attention is paid to the dose-response relationship of vitamin D with clinical outcomes. In infants and adults, the risk of musculoskeletal diseases is highest at circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) concentrations below 25 nmol/L and is low if 40-60 nmol/L are achieved. However, evidence is also accumulating that in elderly people the risk of falls and fractures increases again at circulating 25OHD levels > 100 nmol/L...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910753/fall-prevalence-time-trend-and-its-related-risk-factors-among-elderly-people-in-china
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Hong Wu, Peng Ouyang
OBJECTIVES: To study the fall prevalence, time trends and related risk factors among elderly people in the Chinese mainland from 2011 to 2013. METHODS: Our data were from China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study in 2011 and 2013. The population sample included people aged 60 years and over. Whether the person had experienced fall accident in the last two years was used to measure fall incidence. The time trend and age groups were investigated through the chi-square test...
September 1, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898800/texting-during-stair-negotiation-and-implications-for-fall-risk
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Rami Hashish, Megan E Toney-Bolger, Sarah S Sharpe, Benjamin D Lester, Adam Mulliken
BACKGROUND/AIM: Walking requires the integration of the sensory and motor systems. Cognitive distractions have been shown to interfere with negotiation of complex walking environments, especially in populations at greater risk for falls (e.g. the elderly). With the pervasiveness of mobile messaging and the recent introduction of augmented reality mobile gaming, it is increasingly important to understand how distraction associated with the simultaneous use of a mobile device impacts navigation of the complex walking environments experienced in daily life...
September 5, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886493/the-elderly-and-falls-factors-associated-with-quality-of-life-a-cross-sectional-study-using-large-scale-national-data-in-korea
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Jin-Won Noh, Kyoung-Beom Kim, Ju Hyun Lee, Byeong-Hui Lee, Young Dae Kwon, Seon Heui Lee
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the factors of fall injury and measuring the relationship between health-related quality of life in the elderly. METHODS: We analyzed the data on 38,627 persons of aged 65 years or older who have experienced falls drawn from the Korean Community Health Survey 2011. Binomial logistic regression analysis was performed with crude and adjusted odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals. RESULTS: It was found that sex (OR: 1...
September 1, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878434/incidence-and-characteristics-of-accidental-falls-in-hospitalizations
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Kazuyoshi Kobayashi, Shiro Imagama, Yuko Inagaki, Yusuke Suzuki, Kei Ando, Yoshihiro Nishida, Yoshimasa Nagao, Naoki Ishiguro
Aging of the patient population has led to increased occurrence of accidental falls in acute care settings. The aim of this study is to survey the annual occurrence of falls in a university hospital, and to examine procedures to prevent fall. A total of 49,059 inpatients were admitted to our hospital from April 2015 to March 2016. A fall assessment scale was developed to estimate the risk of fall at admission. Data on falls were obtained from the hospital incident reporting system. There were fall-related incidents in 826 patients (1...
August 2017: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877802/a-comprehensive-investigation-of-comorbidities-mechanisms-injury-patterns-and-outcomes-in-geriatric-blunt-trauma-patients
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Carlos V R Brown, Kevin Rix, Amanda L Klein, Brent Ford, Pedro G R Teixeira, Jayson Aydelotte, Ben Coopwood, Sadia Ali
The geriatric population is growing and trauma providers are often tasked with caring for injuries in the elderly. There is limited information regarding injury patterns in geriatric trauma patients stratified by mechanism of injury. This study intends to investigate the comorbidities, mechanisms, injury patterns, and outcomes in geriatric blunt trauma patients. A retrospective study of the 2012 National Trauma Databank was performed. Adult blunt trauma patients were identified; geriatric (>/=65) patients were compared with younger (<65) patients regarding admission demographics and vital signs, mechanism and severity of injury, and comorbidities...
November 1, 2016: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877658/long-term-tai-chi-exercise-increases-body-stability-of-the-elderly-during-stair-ascent-under-high-and-low-illumination
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Qipeng Song, Jingyi Zhou, Wei Sun, Cui Zhang, Houxin Gu, Dewei Mao
The effects of long-term Tai Chi exercise on body stability of the elderly during stair ascent under high and low illumination were investigated. Forty-five healthy elderly women were divided into three groups, namely, Tai Chi exercise group, brisk walking group and no-exercise control group. All the participants ascended a staircase, during which force platforms and a motion capture system collected the data. Under the high illumination, Tai Chi exercise participants exhibited higher loading rate and anteroposterior centre of pressure (COPap) displacement as well as a lower braking impulse than no-exercise group...
September 7, 2017: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873795/obstacle-a-tool-to-assess-the-home-environment-designed-for-all
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Ryanne Lemmens, Carine Gielen, Annemie Spooren
INTRODUCTION: Elderly prefer to live as long as possible independent in their own home. The occupational therapist can play an important role in this, for instance by giving advice regarding home adaptations or the use of assistive technology in order for the person to function more independently. There is need for a tool that allow to screen the home easily and thorough. AIM: The aim of the study is to develop a screening tool that meets the requirements of occupational therapists to assess the home environment for persons in order to facilitate independent living...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870275/identification-of-fall-predictors-in-the-active-elderly-population-from-the-routine-medical-records-of-general-practitioners
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Vieri Lastrucci, Chiara Lorini, Giada Rinaldi, Guglielmo Bonaccorsi
Aim To evaluate the possibility of determining predictors of falls in the active community-dwelling elderly from the routine medical records of the general practitioners (GPs). BACKGROUND: Time constraints and competing demands in the clinical encounters frequently undermine fall-risk evaluation. In the context of proactive primary healthcare, quick, and efficient tools for a preliminary fall-risk assessment are needed in order to overcome these barriers. METHODS: The study included 1220 subjects of 65 years of age or older...
September 5, 2017: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870166/injurious-falls-and-subsequent-adverse-drug-events-among-elderly-a-swedish-population-based-matched-case-control-study
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C Rausch, L Laflamme, S E de Rooij, U Bültmann, J Möller
BACKGROUND: Fall injuries are stressful and painful and they have a range of serious consequences for older people. While there is some clinical evidence of unintentional poisoning by medication following a severe fall injuries, population-based studies on that association are lacking. This is investigated in the current study, in which attention is also paid to different clinical conditions of the injured patients. METHODS: We conducted a matched case-control study of Swedish residents 60 years and older from various Swedish population-based registers...
September 4, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
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