Diversity in fall characteristics hampers effective prevention: the precipitants, the environment, the fall and the injury
AbstractSummaryFalls among the elderly are common and characteristics may differ between injurious and non-injurious falls. Among 887 older Australian women followed for 1.6 years, 32% fell annually. Only 8.5% resulted in fracture and/or hospital admission. The characteristics of those falls are indistinguishable from those not coming to medical attention.IntroductionThe precipitants and environment of all falls occurring among a large cohort of older Caucasian women were categorised by injury status to determine if the characteristics differed between injurious and non-injurious falls.MethodsAmong 887 Australian women (70+ years), falls were ascertained using monthly postcard calendars and a questionnaire was administered for each fall. Hospital admissions and fractures were independently confirmed.ResultsAll falls were reported for a mean observation time of 577 (IQR 546 –607) days per participant, equating to a total 1400 person-years. Thirty-two percent fell at least once per year. The most common features of a fall were that the faller was walking (61%) at home (61%) during the day (88%) and lost balance (32%). Only 12% of all falls occurred at night. Despite n o difference in the type of injury between day and night, the likelihood of being hospitalised from a fall at night was 4.5 times greater than that of a daytime fall with adjustment for injury type and participant age (OR 4.5, 95% CI 2.1, 9.5;p
(The Endocrine Society) The Endocrine Society today announced an update to its osteoporosis Clinical Practice Guideline to include recommendations for romosozumab, a new medication that was approved last year to treat postmenopausal women at high risk of fracture.
The article [European guidance for the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women], written by [J. A. Kanis], was originally published Online First without Open Access.
In this study, we examined whether subjective social status was associated with incident frailty. Data were obtained from a 14-year cohort of Chinese men and women (N = 694) aged 65 years and older who participated in the MrOs study—a longitudinal study on osteoporosis and general health in Hong Kong. Subjective social status at baseline (2001–2003) was assessed using a 10-rung self-anchoring scale. Incident frailty at the 14-year follow-up (2015–2017) was defined as proposed by Fried and colleagues. Ordinal logistic regressions were used to examine the association between subjective social st...
Condition: Osteoporosis, Postmenopausal Intervention: Behavioral: diet and exercise suggestion Sponsor: National Taiwan University Hospital Not yet recruiting
Might osteoporosis contribute to an increased risk of implant-related complications after shoulder arthroplasty?Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
(Natural News) Calcium and vitamin D are essential for boosting your bone health. But did you know that there are guidelines for supplementation if you are female and have osteoporosis? Postmenopausal women who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis or are at risk of the condition require calcium and vitamin D. In a study for The Women’s Health...
AbstractVertebral fractures are important indicators of osteoporosis. Fractures with partial collapse of vertebral bodies are referred to as vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) that are usually non-traumatic in nature. Some common causes of VCFs are trauma, bone failure related to osteoporosis (benign) and metastatic cancer (malignant). This paper aims at developing a system for computer-aided diagnosis to help in the detection, labeling and segmentation of lumbar vertebral body (VB) and to further classify each VB into normal, malignant and benign VCFs. After the initial preprocessing, morphological, shape and angular ...
The article ‘Algorithm for the management of patients at low, high and very high risk of osteoporotic fractures’,written by J. A. Kanis, was originally published Online First without Open Access. After publication in volume [#], issue [#] and page [#-#], the author decided to opt for Open Choice and to make the article an Open Access publication.
Publication date: Available online 16 February 2020Source: IJC Heart &VasculatureAuthor(s): Tauseef Akhtar, Adrija Hajra, Poonam Bhyan, Raktim K. Ghosh, Dhrubajyoti Bandyopadhyay, Wilbert S. Aronow
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