2010 - A single, annual, high dose of oral vitamin D increased falls and fractures in older women
- Aging Well: Preventing Falls Among Older Adults. // Nutrition Health Review: The Consumer's Medical Journal;2010, Issue 101, p4
The article offers suggestions on how to reduce falls and fractures among older adults.
- Clinical briefs. // New Zealand Doctor;3/22/2006, p19
Provides information on various clinical research studies. Effectiveness of acupuncture as a standard drug therapy for migraine; Importance of diagnosing the metabolic syndrome; Ability of long term cholecalciferol-calcium supplements to reduce the risk of falling in elderly women.
- SINGLE HIGH DOSE OF VITAMIN D3 ANNUALLY INCREASES RISK OF FALLS AND FRACTURES IN ELDERLY WOMEN. Ehrlich, Alan // Clinical Advisor;Jul2010, Vol. 13 Issue 7, p74
The article discusses a study which found that elderly women who take a single high dose of vitamin D3 are at a higher risk of falls and fractures.
- Identifying risk factors for falls in seniors. // Neurology Alert;Feb2010 Primary Care, p3
The article discusses research conducted by S. G. Leveille and colleagues published in a 2009 issue of the "Journal of the American Medical Association" on the risk of falls among older adults, which revealed that there was a linear relationship between pain and risk for falls.
- Vitamin D supplementation and the prevention of fractures and falls: results of a randomised trial in elderly people in residential accommodation. Law, Malcolm; Withers, Heather; Morris, Joan; Anderson, Frazer // Age & Ageing;Sep2006, Vol. 35 Issue 5, p482
Objectives: to determine whether vitamin D supplementation reduces the risk of fracture or falls in elderly people in care home accommodation. Design: a randomised controlled trial of cluster design. Setting and subjects: 223 residential units (mainly identical 30-bedded units), within 118 homes...
- Health-protective behaviours and risk of fall-related hip fractures: a population-based case-control study. Peel, Nancye May; McClure, Roderick John; Hendrikz, Joan Katherine // Age & Ageing;Sep2006, Vol. 35 Issue 5, p491
Background: fall-related hip fractures are one of the most common causes of disability and mortality in older age. The study aimed to quantify the relationship between lifestyle behaviours and the risk of fall-related hip fracture in community-dwelling older people. The purpose was to contribute...
- A comparison of different balance tests in the prediction of falls in older women with vertebral fractures: a cohort study. Morris, Rob; Harwood, Rowan H.; Baker, Ros; Sahota, Opinder; Armstrong, Sarah; Masud, Tahir // Age & Ageing;Jan2007, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p78
Background: people with vertebral fractures are at high risk of developing hip fractures. Falls risk is important in the pathogenesis of hip fractures. Aim: to investigate if balance tests, in conjunction with a falls history, can predict falls in older women with vertebral fractures. Methods: a...
- PD ups risk for falls in older men. // Geriatrics;Dec2005, Vol. 60 Issue 12, p15
The article discusses two studies concerning the association between Parkinson's disease and falls in older men. It cites the prevalence of Parkinson's disease in patients who suffered osteoporotic fractures. One of the studies concluded that patients who use statin have had significant...
- Alarming Rise in the Number and Incidence of Fall-Induced Cervical Spine Injuries Among Older Adults. Kannus, Pekka; Palvanen, Mika; Niemi, Seppo; Parkkari, Jari // Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences & Medical ;Feb2007, Vol. 62A Issue 2, p180
Background. Although fall-induced injuries among older adults are said to be a major public health concern in modem societies with aging populations, reliable epidemiologic information on their secular trends is limited. Methods. We determined the current trend in the number and incidence (per...