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121. Support and Assessment for Fall Emergency Referrals (SAFER) 2: a cluster randomised trial and systematic review of clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of new protocols for emergency ambulance paramedics to assess older people following a fall wi

Support and Assessment for Fall Emergency Referrals (SAFER) 2: a cluster randomised trial and systematic review of clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of new protocols for emergency ambulance paramedics to assess older people following a fall wi Support and Assessment for Fall Emergency Referrals (SAFER) 2: a cluster randomised trial and systematic review of clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of new protocols for emergency ambulance paramedics to assess older people (...) following a fall with referral to community-based care when appropriate Journals Library An error occurred retrieving content to display, please try again. >> >> >> Page Not Found Page not found (404) Sorry - the page you requested could not be found. Please choose a page from the navigation or try a website search above to find the information you need. >> >> >> >> Issue {{metadata .Issue }} Toolkit 1)"> 0)"> 1)"> {{metadata.Title}} {{metadata.Headline}} {{author}} {{($index

2017 NIHR HTA programme

122. Effectiveness of falls prevention interventions for older adults newly discharged from hospital: a systematic review protocol. (PubMed)

Effectiveness of falls prevention interventions for older adults newly discharged from hospital: a systematic review protocol. The objective of this review is to synthesize the best available evidence on the effectiveness of falls prevention interventions provided just prior or immediately after discharge from hospital on falls rates and falls injuries among older adults living in the community in the first 6 months after discharge from hospital.

2017 JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports

123. The effect of complex falls prevention interventions on falls in residential aged care settings: a systematic review protocol. (PubMed)

The effect of complex falls prevention interventions on falls in residential aged care settings: a systematic review protocol. The objective of this review is to synthesize the best available evidence on the effectiveness of complex falls prevention interventions on fall reductions in the residential aged care population, implemented at two or more of the following levels: organization, facility or resident.Specifically the review question is: What is the effect of complex falls prevention (...) interventions on falls in residential aged care settings?

2017 JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports

124. Evaluation of an inpatient fall risk screening tool to identify the most critical fall risk factors in inpatients

Evaluation of an inpatient fall risk screening tool to identify the most critical fall risk factors in inpatients To evaluate the accuracy of the inpatient fall risk screening tool and to identify the most critical fall risk factors in inpatients.Variations exist in several screening tools applied in acute care hospitals for examining risk factors for falls and identifying high-risk inpatients.Secondary data analysis.A subset of inpatient data for the period from June 2011-June 2014 (...) was extracted from the nursing information system and adverse event reporting system of an 818-bed teaching medical centre in Taipei. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics, receiver operating characteristic curve analysis and logistic regression analysis.During the study period, 205 fallers and 37,232 nonfallers were identified. The results revealed that the inpatient fall risk screening tool (cut-off point of ≥3) had a low sensitivity level (60%), satisfactory specificity (87%), a positive

2017 EvidenceUpdates

125. Historical Perspective on the Rise and Fall and Rise of Antibiotics and Human Weight Gain. (PubMed)

Historical Perspective on the Rise and Fall and Rise of Antibiotics and Human Weight Gain. In recent medical and popular literature, audiences have been asked to consider whether antibiotics have contributed to the rising obesity epidemic. Prominent magazines have stated that weight may be adversely affected by antibiotics that destroy existing microbiomes and replace them with less helpful ones. However, there is a long history of efforts to investigate the relationship between antibiotics

2017 Annals of Internal Medicine

126. Effectiveness of patient-centered interventions on falls in the acute care setting: a quantitative systematic review protocol. (PubMed)

Effectiveness of patient-centered interventions on falls in the acute care setting: a quantitative systematic review protocol. The quantitative objective of this review is to identify the effectiveness of patient-centered interventions on fall rates in adult patients in the acute care setting.

2017 JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports

127. Case-control study: Height of head centre of gravity predicts paediatric head injury severity in short-distance falls

Case-control study: Height of head centre of gravity predicts paediatric head injury severity in short-distance falls Height of head centre of gravity predicts paediatric head injury severity in short-distance falls | BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine We use cookies to improve our service and to tailor our content and advertising to you. You can manage your cookie settings via your browser at any time. To learn more about how we use cookies, please see our . Log in using your username and password (...) For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? Search for this keyword Search for this keyword Main menu Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? You are here Height of head centre of gravity predicts paediatric head injury severity in short-distance falls Article Text Prognosis Case-control study Height of head centre of gravity

2017 Evidence-Based Medicine (Requires free registration)

128. Cohort study: Newer drugs to treat prostate symptoms are associated with increased risk of falls

Cohort study: Newer drugs to treat prostate symptoms are associated with increased risk of falls Newer drugs to treat prostate symptoms are associated with increased risk of falls | Evidence-Based Nursing We use cookies to improve our service and to tailor our content and advertising to you. You can manage your cookie settings via your browser at any time. To learn more about how we use cookies, please see our . Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers (...) of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? Search for this keyword Search for this keyword Main menu Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? You are here Newer drugs to treat prostate symptoms are associated with increased risk of falls Article Text Adult nursing Cohort study Newer drugs to treat prostate symptoms are associated with increased risk of falls Maw Pin Tan

2017 Evidence-Based Nursing

130. Reducing falls in residential care

Reducing falls in residential care Reducing falls in residential care 1 Reducing falls in residential care Citation Garrubba M, Melder A, Joseph C. 2017. Reducing falls in residential care: Systematic Review. Centre for Clinical Effectiveness, Monash Innovation and Quality, Monash Health, Melbourne, Australia. Background The Deputy Director of Nursing / Operations – Residential Services, Kingston Centre and Satellites on behalf of a falls prevention task force have requested a review (...) of the literature focusing on the investigation of any falls prevention management strategies that could be implemented to assist Monash Health in reducing the rate of falls and falls with injury across the older aged population. Question 1. What is the effectiveness of interventions designed to reduce falls by older people in residential care settings? 2. What is the effectiveness of strategies to implement falls prevention programs/initiatives/interventions? Methods A systematic search of papers in English

2017 Monash Health Evidence Reviews

131. Accuracy of validated falls risk assessment tools and clinical judgement

Accuracy of validated falls risk assessment tools and clinical judgement Accuracy of validated falls risk assessment tools and clinical judgement Page 1 Accuracy of validated falls risk assessment tools and clinical judgement Citation Yap G. and Melder A. Accuracy of validated falls risk assessment tools and clinical judgement: Rapid Review. Centre for Clinical Effectiveness, Monash Innovation and Quality, Monash Health, Melbourne, Australia. Abstract Background The Executive Director (...) judgement. 2) To identify the best validated risk assessment tools (or alternative) that accurately assesses and predict falls in hospital inpatients. Methodology A search for synthesised evidence published in English from 2012 to present was conducted in Ovid MEDLINE® and CINAHL Plus (Table 5 and Table 6) and documents were screened according to inclusion criteria and exclusion criteria listed in Table 2. A brief assessment was made on the quality of the evidence included in the report based

2017 Monash Health Evidence Reviews

132. Preventing falls and reducing injury from falls, fourth edition.

Preventing falls and reducing injury from falls, fourth edition. Preventing falls and reducing injury from falls, fourth edition. | National Guideline Clearinghouse success fail May JUN 10 2017 2018 2019 08 Jun 2018 - 12 Jul 2018 COLLECTED BY Organization: Formed in 2009, the Archive Team (not to be confused with the archive.org Archive-It Team) is a rogue archivist collective dedicated to saving copies of rapidly dying or deleted websites for the sake of history and digital heritage. The group (...) is 100% composed of volunteers and interested parties, and has expanded into a large amount of related projects for saving online and digital history. History is littered with hundreds of conflicts over the future of a community, group, location or business that were "resolved" when one of the parties stepped ahead and destroyed what was there. With the original point of contention destroyed, the debates would fall to the wayside. Archive Team believes that by duplicated condemned data

2017 National Guideline Clearinghouse (partial archive)

133. Cohort study: High-dose monthly vitamin D3 can help to prevent acute respiratory infections in older long-term care residents, but may increase risk of falls

Cohort study: High-dose monthly vitamin D3 can help to prevent acute respiratory infections in older long-term care residents, but may increase risk of falls High-dose monthly vitamin D3 can help to prevent acute respiratory infections in older long-term care residents, but may increase risk of falls | Evidence-Based Nursing We use cookies to improve our service and to tailor our content and advertising to you. You can manage your cookie settings via your browser at any time. To learn more (...) long-term care residents, but may increase risk of falls Article Text Care of the older person Cohort study High-dose monthly vitamin D 3 can help to prevent acute respiratory infections in older long-term care residents, but may increase risk of falls Karin Amrein , Elisabeth Altendorfer Statistics from Altmetric.com Commentary on: Ginde AA, Blatchford P, Breese K, et al . High-dose monthly vitamin D for prevention of acute respiratory infection in older long-term care residents: a randomized

2017 Evidence-Based Nursing

134. Imbalanced: The confusing, circular nature of falls research…and a possible antidote (PubMed)

Imbalanced: The confusing, circular nature of falls research…and a possible antidote 27984251 2018 10 10 2018 11 13 1537-7385 96 1 2017 01 American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation Am J Phys Med Rehabil Imbalanced: The Confusing Circular Nature of Falls Research…and a Possible Antidote. 55-59 Richardson James K JK From the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan Health Systems, Ann Arbor, Michigan. eng R01 AG026569 AG NIA NIH HHS United States (...) Journal Article United States Am J Phys Med Rehabil 8803677 0894-9115 AIM IM Accidental Falls prevention & control statistics & numerical data Accidents, Home prevention & control Aged Aged, 80 and over Geriatric Assessment methods Health Behavior Health Education methods Health Status Humans Independent Living Peripheral Nervous System Diseases prevention & control Postural Balance Risk Factors 2016 12 17 6 0 2016 12 17 6 0 2018 10 12 6 0 ppublish 27984251 10.1097/PHM.0000000000000591 00002060

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2017 American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation

135. Complex and Simple Clinical Reaction Times Are Associated with Gait, Balance, and Major Fall Injury in Older Subjects with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (PubMed)

Complex and Simple Clinical Reaction Times Are Associated with Gait, Balance, and Major Fall Injury in Older Subjects with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy The aim of this work was to identify relationships between complex and simple clinical measures of reaction time (RTclin) and indicators of balance in older subjects with and without diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN).Prospective cohort design. Complex RTclin accuracy, simple RTclin latency, and their ratio were determined using a novel (...) device in 42 subjects (mean ± SD age, 69.1 ± 8.3 yrs), 26 with DPN and 16 without. Dependent variables included unipedal stance time (UST), step width variability and range on an uneven surface, and major fall-related injury over 12 months.In the DPN subjects, the ratio of complex RTclin accuracy to simple RTclin latency was strongly associated with longer UST (R/P = 0.653/0.004), and decreased step width variability and range (R/P = -0.696/0.001 and -0.782/<0.001, respectively) on an uneven surface

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2017 American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation

136. Effects of foot and ankle devices on balance, gait and falls in adults with sensory perception loss: a systematic review. (PubMed)

Effects of foot and ankle devices on balance, gait and falls in adults with sensory perception loss: a systematic review. Foot and ankle devices are being developed as a method of preventing people with sensory perception loss sustaining a fall. Such devices are believed to work by reducing the likelihood of a fall by improving the balance and gait of the user.The objective of the review was to evaluate the effectiveness of foot and ankle devices for the prevention of falls and the improvement (...) , individual case reports and descriptive cross-sectional studies.The primary outcome was number of falls. Secondary outcome measures were clinical or laboratory measures of balance or gait.A search for published and unpublished literature from inception to March 2015 written in the English language was conducted across a number of major electronic databases. A three-step search strategy was developed using MeSH terminology and keywords to ensure all that relevant materials are captured.Methodological

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2016 JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports

137. The correlation between white matter hyperintensity and balance disorder and fall risk: An observational, prospective cohort study (PubMed)

The correlation between white matter hyperintensity and balance disorder and fall risk: An observational, prospective cohort study The presence of an association between white matter hyperintensity (WMH) and the risk of falls in older people is uncertain, with little supporting prospective evidence available at present. We aimed to determine whether WMH was associated with dysfunctions of balance and gait, and other sensorimotor factors leading to falls, and the independent factors related (...) to falls in older Chinese people. The protective effect of exercise against falls was also addressed.In a representative sample of hospital-based individuals aged 50 years and older in China, the patients' history of falls, magnetic resonance imaging data, scores on the 9-item Berg Balance Scale (BBS-9) test and timed up-and-go test (TUGT), and sensorimotor measures of computerized dynamic posturography (CDP) were analyzed. Incident falls were recorded prospectively over a 12-month period. Using

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2016 Chronic diseases and translational medicine

138. Virtual reality exercise to improve balance control in older adults at risk of falling. (PubMed)

Virtual reality exercise to improve balance control in older adults at risk of falling. 26908338 2016 12 13 2016 12 30 1024-2708 22 Suppl 2 2016 Feb Hong Kong medical journal = Xianggang yi xue za zhi Hong Kong Med J Virtual reality exercise to improve balance control in older adults at risk of falling. S19-22 Tsang W W N WW Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Fu A S N AS eng Journal Article Randomized Controlled Trial Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't (...) China Hong Kong Med J 9512509 1024-2708 IM Accidental Falls prevention & control Aged Aged, 80 and over Exercise Therapy methods Female Hong Kong Humans Male Postural Balance Treatment Outcome Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy methods 2016 2 25 6 0 2016 2 26 6 0 2016 12 15 6 0 ppublish 26908338

2016 Hong Kong medical journal = Xianggang yi xue za zhi

139. Accidental falls related to clearing heavy snow on rooftops in a rural heavy snow area in Japan (PubMed)

Accidental falls related to clearing heavy snow on rooftops in a rural heavy snow area in Japan The purpose of this study is to describe our experience with patients who fell from rooftops while clearing snow. The falls occurred in rural areas that receive heavy snowfall and are undergoing depopulation and an increasing proportion of elderly residents.A retrospective observational chart review was carried out at the sole hospital providing emergency services in a rural heavy snow area (...) in Japan.A total of 70 patients were enrolled during four winter seasons between December 2009 and March 2013. Their mean age was 61 years, and 90% were male. The mean vertical height of falls was 4.1 m. A total of 174 injuries was observed, averaging 2.5 injuries per patient. Fractures accounted for 78% of all injuries, and main fractures included vertebra with lower extremities or rib fractures; 86% of patients sustained a maximum abbreviated injury scale score of 2-3.In a rural heavy snow area

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2016 Acute medicine & surgery

140. Exercise to prevent falls in older adults: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis

Exercise to prevent falls in older adults: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis Previous meta-analyses have found that exercise prevents falls in older people. This study aimed to test whether this effect is still present when new trials are added, and it explores whether characteristics of the trial design, sample or intervention are associated with greater fall prevention effects.Update of a systematic review with random effects meta-analysis and meta-regression.Cochrane Library (...) , CINAHL, MEDLINE, EMBASE, PubMed, PEDro and SafetyLit were searched from January 2010 to January 2016.We included randomised controlled trials that compared fall rates in older people randomised to receive exercise as a single intervention with fall rates in those randomised to a control group.99 comparisons from 88 trials with 19 478 participants were available for meta-analysis. Overall, exercise reduced the rate of falls in community-dwelling older people by 21% (pooled rate ratio 0.79, 95% CI 0.73

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2016 EvidenceUpdates