Fracture risk among First Nations people: a retrospective matched cohort study
- Timing and risk factors for clinical fractures among postmenopausal women: a 5-year prospective study. van Geel, Antonia CM; Geusens, Piet P; Nagtzaam, Ivo F; Schreurs, Cyril MJR; van der Voort, Danny JM; Rinkens, Paula ELM; Kester, Arnold DM; Dinant, Geert-Jan // BMC Medicine;2006, Vol. 4, p24
Background: Many risk factors for fractures have been documented, including low bone-mineral density (BMD) and a history of fractures. However, little is known about the short-term absolute risk (AR) of fractures and the timing of clinical fractures. Therefore, we assessed the risk and timing of...
- Fractures in the elderly: Factors that influence need for hospital admission. // Age & Ageing;Jan97 Supplement, Vol. 26, p28
Presents an abstract of the study `Fractures in the Elderly: Factors that Influence Need for Hospital Admission,' by Antony Johansen, Rupert Evans and Mike Stone, presented during the communications to the autumn meeting of the British Geriatrics Society on October 3-4, 1996 in London, England.
- Cost analysis of fracture of the neck of femur. French, Fiona H.; Torgerson, David J. // Age & Ageing;May95, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p185
Presents a detailed cost analysis of fractures of the femoral neck in elderly people at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in Scotland. Total costs; Sample validation; Accuracy of costing; Comparison of six patient groups.
- Intertrochanteric Versus Femoral Neck Hip Fractures: Differential Characteristics, Treatment, and... Fox, Kathleen M.; Magaziner, Jay // Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences & Medical ;Dec99, Vol. 54A Issue 12, pM635
Focuses on a study that aimed to determine whether aged patients of intertrochanteric and femoral neck hip fracture differ in prefracture characteristics and post-fracture mortality and functional outcomes. Methodology of the study; Results and discussion; Conclusions.
- Keep your bones at home! Deas, Gerald W. // New York Amsterdam News;11/16/2000, Vol. 91 Issue 46, p16
Enumerates strategies for the elderly to prevent bone fractures. Suggestion to wear footwear that fit better; Importance of avoiding rugs and carpets that can cause slips.
- Managing osteoporosis in older people with fractures. Doube, Alan // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);02/20/99, Vol. 318 Issue 7182, p477
Editorial. Discusses the management of osteoporosis in older people with fractures. Comparison made by the World Health Organization; Cost of osteoporosis; Account of a related study.
- The Fall of an Old Lady Living Alone: An Impasse. Kanbay, Mehmet // Internet Journal of Internal Medicine;2004, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p41
Reported here is an old lady who had died due to consecutive complications after a fall episode. Besides rendering the 36 hour clinical scenario that she had encountered afterwards, we have also touched upon the burden of falls in the elderly population.
- Contribution of Genetic and Environmental Factors to Individual Differences in Maximal Walking Speed With and Without Second Task in Older Women. Pajala, Satu; Era, Pertti; Koskenvuo, Markku; Kaprio, Jaakko; Alén, Markku; Tolvanen, Asko; Tiainen, Kristina; Rantanen, Taina; Morley, John E. // Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences & Medical ;Oct2005, Vol. 60A Issue 10, p1299
Background. Among older people, distraction while walking may increase the risk of falls. Factors underlying individual differences in dual tasking are not fully understood. Our aim was to study the effect of a second task on maximal walking speed and to examine whether individual differences in...
- Acetabular Fractures in the Elderly. Toro, Jose B.; Hierholzer, Christian; Helfet, David L. // Bulletin of the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases;2004, Vol. 62 Issue 1/2, p53
Provides information on acetabular fractures in the elderly. Natural history; Clinical presentation; Diagnostic work-up.