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Anti-hypertensives are associated with falls in elderly people

Source: BMJ, 25th February 2014

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Date of publication: February 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: People aged over 70 who are on drugs for high blood pressure appear to be at a higher risk of injuries after falls than those who are not being treated, especially if they have had a previous fall. 29 more words

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Impaired standing balance: the clinical need for closing the loop

Source: Neuroscience, online 6 March 2014

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Date of publication: March 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Maintaining physical balance requires the sensory, nervous and motor systems to all work together within the body, mutually affecting each other in a closed loop. 44 more words

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Postoperative prevention of falls in older adults with fragility fractures

Source: Clinics in Geriatric Medicine

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Date of publication: 14th March 2014

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In a nutshell: A comprehensive falls prevention plan should be established in postfracture patients. 47 more words

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Prospective evaluation of renal function, serum vitamin D level, and risk of fall and fracture in community-dwelling elderly subjects

Source: Osteoporosis International

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Date of publication: March 2014 25(3) 923-932

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In a nutshell: The link of vitamin D deficiency with the risk of falls in noninstitutionalized elderly subjects . 29 more words

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