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161. Development of an algorithm to identify fall-related injuries and costs in Medicare data (PubMed)

Development of an algorithm to identify fall-related injuries and costs in Medicare data Identifying fall-related injuries and costs using healthcare claims data is cost-effective and easier to implement than using medical records or patient self-report to track falls. We developed a comprehensive four-step algorithm for identifying episodes of care for fall-related injuries and associated costs, using fee-for-service Medicare and Medicare Advantage health plan claims data for 2,011 patients (...) from 5 medical groups between 2005 and 2009.First, as a preparatory step, we identified care received in acute inpatient and skilled nursing facility settings, in addition to emergency department visits. Second, based on diagnosis and procedure codes, we identified all fall-related claim records. Third, with these records, we identified six types of encounters for fall-related injuries, with different levels of injury and care. In the final step, we used these encounters to identify episodes

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2016 Injury epidemiology

162. Effectiveness of Exergaming Training in Reducing Risk and Incidence of Falls in Frail Older Adults With a History of Falls (PubMed)

Effectiveness of Exergaming Training in Reducing Risk and Incidence of Falls in Frail Older Adults With a History of Falls To use Nintendo's Wii Fit balance board to determine the effectiveness of exergaming training in reducing risk and incidence of falls in older adults with a history of falls.Randomized controlled trial.Nursing home for older adults.Adults aged 65 years and older (N=60).Participants who lived in a nursing home had 6 weeks of balance training with either Wii Fit equipment (...) or conventional exercise.Physiological Profile Assessment scores and incidence of falls were observed with subsequent intention-to-treat statistical analyses.Physiological Profile Assessment scores and incidence of falls improved significantly in both groups after the intervention (all P<.01), but participants in the Wii Fit training group showed a significantly greater improvement in both outcome measures (P=.004 and P<.001, respectively).In institutionalized older adults with a history of falls, Wii Fit

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2016 EvidenceUpdates

163. Flibanserin: Feeling frisky or falling over?

Flibanserin: Feeling frisky or falling over? Tools for Practice is proudly sponsored by the Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP). ACFP is a provincial, professional voluntary organization, representing more than 4,000 family physicians, family medicine residents and medical students in Alberta. Established over fifty years ago, the ACFP strives for excellence in family practice through advocacy, continuing medical education and primary care research. www.acfp.ca February 29, 2016 (...) Flibanserin: Feeling frisky or falling over? Clinical Question: Does flibanserin improve sexual desire and the number of satisfying sexual episodes for women? Bottom-line: Flibanserin results in ~7% improvement in desire and 0.4-1 additional “satisfying” sexual event per month. However, it is also associated with adverse events like dizziness or somnolence for one in 10-15 women. Concerns regarding hypotension, syncope, and interactions with commonly used drugs (particularly alcohol) are worrisome

2016 Tools for Practice

164. Evidently Advent 2015 Fear of falling

Evidently Advent 2015 Fear of falling Evidently Advent 2015 Fear of falling - Evidently Cochrane Search and hit Go By December 17, 2015 // You can also watch the video on YouTube: Links Kendrick D, Kumar A, Carpenter H, Zijlstra GAR, Skelton DA, Cook JR, Stevens Z, Belcher CM, Haworth D, Gawler SJ, Gage H, Masud T, Bowling A, Pearl M, Morris RW, Iliffe S, Delbaere K. . Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD009848. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009848.pub2 Link (...) and in the history of women’s health and illness in early modern England (MPhil., University of Reading). Evidently Advent 2015 Fear of falling by Sarah Chapman is licensed under a Leave a Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Name * E-Mail * Web Sign me up for the newsletter! Latest Posts Leave this field empty if you're human: Sharing health evidence you can trust Search Search UA-49496932-1

2015 Evidently Cochrane

165. Preseasonal treatment with either omalizumab or an inhaled corticosteroid boost to prevent fall asthma exacerbations (PubMed)

Preseasonal treatment with either omalizumab or an inhaled corticosteroid boost to prevent fall asthma exacerbations Short-term targeted treatment can potentially prevent fall asthma exacerbations while limiting therapy exposure.We sought to compare (1) omalizumab with placebo and (2) omalizumab with an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) boost with regard to fall exacerbation rates when initiated 4 to 6 weeks before return to school.A 3-arm, randomized, double-blind, double placebo-controlled (...) , multicenter clinical trial was conducted among inner-city asthmatic children aged 6 to 17 years with 1 or more recent exacerbations (clincaltrials.gov #NCT01430403). Guidelines-based therapy was continued over a 4- to 9-month run-in phase and a 4-month intervention phase. In a subset the effects of omalizumab on IFN-α responses to rhinovirus in PBMCs were examined.Before the falls of 2012 and 2013, 727 children were enrolled, 513 were randomized, and 478 were analyzed. The fall exacerbation rate

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2015 EvidenceUpdates

166. Effectiveness of the use of bedrails in preventing falls among hospitalized older adults: systematic review protocol. (PubMed)

Effectiveness of the use of bedrails in preventing falls among hospitalized older adults: systematic review protocol. 26455740 2016 05 12 2018 12 02 2202-4433 13 6 2015 Jul 17 JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep Effectiveness of the use of bedrails in preventing falls among hospitalized older adults: a systematic review protocol. 4-15 10.11124/jbisrir-2015-2116 Marques Paulo P Center for Health Technology and Services Research (...) (CINTESIS), Porto Nursing School (ESEP).. Queirós Carmen C Hospital Centre of Porto. Apóstolo João J Health Sciences Research Unit: Nursing, Nursing School of Coimbra. Portugal Centre for Evidence Based Practice: an Affiliate Center of the Joanna Briggs Institute. Cardoso Daniela D Health Sciences Research Unit: Nursing, Nursing School of Coimbra. eng Journal Article 2015 07 17 Australia JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep 101648258 2202-4433 IM Accidental Falls prevention & control Aged Aged, 80

2015 JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports

167. Interventions incorporating physical and cognitive elements to reduce falls risk in cognitively impaired older adults: a systematic review protocol. (PubMed)

Interventions incorporating physical and cognitive elements to reduce falls risk in cognitively impaired older adults: a systematic review protocol. 26455930 2016 05 10 2018 12 02 2202-4433 13 8 2015 Sep 16 JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep Interventions incorporating physical and cognitive elements to reduce falls risk in cognitively impaired older adults: a systematic review protocol. 5-13 10.11124/jbisrir-2015-2220 Booth Vicky (...) V The University of Nottingham Centre of Evidence Based Health Care: a Collaborating centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute. Hood Victoria V The University of Nottingham Centre of Evidence Based Health Care: a Collaborating centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute. Kearney Fiona F Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. eng Journal Article Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't 2015 09 16 Australia JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep 101648258 2202-4433 IM Accidental Falls prevention & control Aged

2015 JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports

168. Longitudinal patient-oriented outcomes in neuropathy: Importance of early detection and falls (PubMed)

Longitudinal patient-oriented outcomes in neuropathy: Importance of early detection and falls To evaluate longitudinal patient-oriented outcomes in peripheral neuropathy over a 14-year time period including time before and after diagnosis.The 1996-2007 Health and Retirement Study (HRS)-Medicare Claims linked database identified incident peripheral neuropathy cases (ICD-9 codes) in patients ≥65 years. Using detailed demographic information from the HRS and Medicare claims, a propensity score (...) method identified a matched control group without neuropathy. Patient-oriented outcomes, with an emphasis on self-reported falls, pain, and self-rated health (HRS interview), were determined before and after neuropathy diagnosis. Generalized estimating equations were used to assess differences in longitudinal outcomes between cases and controls.We identified 953 peripheral neuropathy cases and 953 propensity-matched controls. The mean (SD) age was 77.4 (6.7) years for cases, 76.9 (6.6) years

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2015 EvidenceUpdates

169. Fall rates in hospital rehabilitation units after individualised patient and staff education programmes: a pragmatic, stepped-wedge, cluster-randomised controlled trial. (PubMed)

Fall rates in hospital rehabilitation units after individualised patient and staff education programmes: a pragmatic, stepped-wedge, cluster-randomised controlled trial. Falls are the most frequent adverse events that are reported in hospitals. We examined the effectiveness of individualised falls-prevention education for patients, supported by training and feedback for staff, delivered as a ward-level programme.Eight rehabilitation units in general hospitals in Australia participated (...) information about patients' goals, feedback about the ward environment, and perceived barriers to engagement in falls-prevention strategies to staff who were trained to support the uptake of strategies by patients. The coprimary outcome measures were patient rate of falls per 1000 patient-days and the proportion of patients who were fallers. All analyses were by intention to treat. This trial is registered with the Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials registry, number ACTRN12612000877886).Between Jan 13

2015 Lancet

170. Combined resistance and balance-jumping exercise reduces older women's injurious falls and fractures: 5-year follow-up study (PubMed)

Combined resistance and balance-jumping exercise reduces older women's injurious falls and fractures: 5-year follow-up study previously, a randomised controlled exercise intervention study (RCT) showed that combined resistance and balance-jumping training (COMB) improved physical functioning and bone strength. The purpose of this follow-up study was to assess whether this exercise intervention had long-lasting effects in reducing injurious falls and fractures.five-year health-care register (...) -based follow-up study after a 1-year, four-arm RCT.community-dwelling older women in Finland.one hundred and forty-five of the original 149 RCT participants; women aged 70-78 years at the beginning.participants' health-care visits were collected from computerised patient register. An injurious fall was defined as an event in which the subject contacted the health-care professionals or was taken to a hospital, due to a fall. The rate of injured fallers was assessed by Cox proportional hazards model

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2015 EvidenceUpdates

171. Fall rates in hospital rehabilitation units after individualised patient and staff education programmes: a pragmatic, stepped-wedge, cluster-randomised controlled trial.

Fall rates in hospital rehabilitation units after individualised patient and staff education programmes: a pragmatic, stepped-wedge, cluster-randomised controlled trial. Falls are the most frequent adverse events that are reported in hospitals. We examined the effectiveness of individualised falls-prevention education for patients, supported by training and feedback for staff, delivered as a ward-level programme.Eight rehabilitation units in general hospitals in Australia participated (...) information about patients' goals, feedback about the ward environment, and perceived barriers to engagement in falls-prevention strategies to staff who were trained to support the uptake of strategies by patients. The coprimary outcome measures were patient rate of falls per 1000 patient-days and the proportion of patients who were fallers. All analyses were by intention to treat. This trial is registered with the Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials registry, number ACTRN12612000877886).Between Jan 13

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2015 Lancet

172. Exercise for falls prevention in Parkinson disease: A randomized controlled trial (PubMed)

Exercise for falls prevention in Parkinson disease: A randomized controlled trial To determine whether falls can be prevented with minimally supervised exercise targeting potentially remediable fall risk factors, i.e., poor balance, reduced leg muscle strength, and freezing of gait, in people with Parkinson disease.Two hundred thirty-one people with Parkinson disease were randomized into exercise or usual-care control groups. Exercises were practiced for 40 to 60 minutes, 3 times weekly for 6 (...) months. Primary outcomes were fall rates and proportion of fallers during the intervention period. Secondary outcomes were physical (balance, mobility, freezing of gait, habitual physical activity), psychological (fear of falling, affect), and quality-of-life measures.There was no significant difference between groups in the rate of falls (incidence rate ratio [IRR] = 0.73, 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.45-1.17, p = 0.18) or proportion of fallers (p = 0.45). Preplanned subgroup analysis revealed

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2015 EvidenceUpdates

173. Fall Prevention Strategies for Adults in Acute Care Following Orthopedic Surgery

Fall Prevention Strategies for Adults in Acute Care Following Orthopedic Surgery Disclaimer: The Rapid Response Service is an information service for those involved in planning and providing health care in Canada. Rapid responses are based on a limited literature search and are not comprehensive, systematic reviews. The intent is to provide a list of sources of the best evidence on the topic that CADTH could identify using all reasonable efforts within the time allowed. Rapid responses should (...) study only. It may not be copied, posted on a web site, redistributed by email or stored on an electronic system without the prior written permission of CADTH or applicable copyright owner. Links: This report may contain links to other information available on the websites of third parties on the Internet. CADTH does not have control over the content of such sites. Use of third party sites is governed by the owners’ own terms and conditions. TITLE: Fall Prevention Strategies for Adults in Acute Care

2015 Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health - Rapid Review

174. Review of systematic reviews on prevention of falls in institutions

Review of systematic reviews on prevention of falls in institutions Review of systematic reviews on prevention of falls in institutions - NIPH Selected items added to basket Close Search for: Søk Meny Infectious diseases & Vaccines Close Mental & Physical health Close Environment & Lifestyle Close Health in Norway Close Quality & Knowledge Close Research & Access to data Close About NIPH Close Review of systematic reviews on prevention of falls in institutions Relaterte filer Have you found (...) an error? Order Download: Key message Falls are the most common cause of injuries among the elderly in and outside of health institutions. Falls can have many negative consequences for the elderly. Between 10 and 20% of falls in nursing homes cause serious injuries. Effect of various interventions to prevent falls in institutions: Multifactorial interventions (interventions that consists of a number of various components like education of staff and offers of exercises to the patients) adapted

2015 Norwegian Institute of Public Health

175. Fall-Safe Assist device for the prevention and detection of falls

Fall-Safe Assist device for the prevention and detection of falls Fall-Safe Assist device for the prevention and detection of falls Fall-Safe Assist device for the prevention and detection of falls NIHR HSRIC Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation NIHR HSRIC. Fall-Safe Assist device for the prevention and detection of falls. Birmingham: NIHR Horizon (...) Scanning Research&Intelligence Centre. Horizon Scanning Review. 2015 Authors' objectives The Fall-Safe Assist device is a wearable, fall detection technology that has been developed by Fall-Safe Assist Ltd., in collaboration with Hip Impact Protection Ltd. It is designed to detect falls and prevent hip fractures from such falls in those people at increased risk e.g., those aged 65 years or more. Final publication URL Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Accidental Falls; Helping

2015 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

176. Predictors of Adherence to a Falls Prevention Exercise Program for People with Parkinson's Disease. (PubMed)

Predictors of Adherence to a Falls Prevention Exercise Program for People with Parkinson's Disease. Long-term benefits of exercise for people with Parkinson's disease (PD) require regular and sustained participation. This study aimed to investigate predictors of adherence to a minimally supervised exercise program designed to reduce falls in people with PD.People with idiopathic PD who participated in the exercise arm of a randomized, controlled trial were included. Exercises were prescribed (...) three times per week for 6 months. Adherence was defined as the percentage of prescribed sessions participants reported as having undertaken. Potential predictors of adherence included baseline measures of demographic variables, disease severity and duration, falls and fear of falling, pain, self-reported health and quality of life, cognition, physical activity levels, freezing of gait, functional mobility and balance, and knee extensor strength.The 108 participants included undertook a mean of 72

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2015 Movement disorders clinical practice

177. Cohort study: Higher antihypertensive dose increases risk of falls in older people

Cohort study: Higher antihypertensive dose increases risk of falls in older people Higher antihypertensive dose increases risk of falls in older people | 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 Higher antihypertensive dose increases risk of falls in older people Article Text Care of older people Cohort study Higher antihypertensive dose increases risk of falls in older people David S H Lee , Leah M Goeres Statistics from Altmetric.com

2015 Evidence-Based Nursing

178. Preventing falls in hospitals

Preventing falls in hospitals Preventing falls in hospitals Preventing falls in hospitals Centre for Reviews and Dissemination Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Centre for Reviews and Dissemination. Preventing falls in hospitals. University of York. Effectiveness Matters. 2014 Authors' objectives This issue of Effectiveness (...) Matters summarises the evidence about the effectiveness and implementation of interventions to prevent falls in hospitals. The bulletin is based on existing sources of synthesised and quality-assessed evidence and NICE guidance: Falls: assessment and prevention of falls in older people Authors' conclusions Falls in hospital impact on quality of life and health, and cost the NHS more than £2.3 billion per year. An individualised falls risk assessment is essential to identify targeted prevention

2014 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

179. Preventing falls in the community

Preventing falls in the community Preventing falls in the community Preventing falls in the community Centre for Reviews and Dissemination Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Centre for Reviews and Dissemination. Preventing falls in the community. University of York. Effectiveness Matters. 2014 Authors' objectives This issue (...) of Effectiveness Matters summarises the evidence about the effectiveness and implementation of interventions programmes to prevent falls in the community and nursing care homes. The bulletin is based on existing sources of synthesised and quality-assessed evidence. Authors' conclusions Falls can have a devastating effect on independence, confidence, and quality of life. Multicomponent assessment of falls risk for individuals is essential to identify the appropriate targeted interventions. Group and home-based

2014 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

180. Effects of vertical and side-alternating vibration training on fall risk factors and bone turnover in older people at risk of falls (PubMed)

Effects of vertical and side-alternating vibration training on fall risk factors and bone turnover in older people at risk of falls whole-body vibration training may improve neuromuscular function, falls risk and bone density, but previous studies have had conflicting findings.this study aimed to evaluate the influence of vertical vibration (VV) and side-alternating vibration (SV) on musculoskeletal health in older people at risk of falls.single-blind, randomised, controlled trial comparing (...) vibration training to sham vibration (Sham) in addition to usual care.participants were 61 older people (37 women and 24 men), aged 80.2 + 6.5 years, referred to an outpatient falls prevention service.participants were randomly assigned to VV, SV or Sham in addition to the usual falls prevention programme. Participants were requested to attend three vibration sessions per week for 12 weeks, with sessions increasing to six, 1 min bouts of vibration. Falls risk factors and neuromuscular tests were

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2014 EvidenceUpdates