TITLE

Folate plus vitamin B12 reduced hip fractures in patients with poststroke hemiplegia

AUTHOR(S)
Cummings, Steven R.
PUB. DATE
September 2005
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Sep/Oct2005, Vol. 143 Issue 2, p31
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents an answer to a clinical question related to the treatment of patients suffering from hemiplegia, with folate and vitamin B12. During the study, patients in the treatment group had a lower risk for hip fracture or any fracture than did those in the placebo group. The numbers of hip fractures per 1000 patient-years in the treatment and placebo groups were 10 and 43, respectively. It was concluded that combined folate and vitamin B12 therapy reduced the risk for hip fracture at 2 years in patients with poststroke hemiplegia.
ACCESSION #
18427102

 

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