Navigation Links
Can in-hospital falls really be prevented?
Date:7/6/2011

h or disability;
  • Most patients with hip fractures (a common fall-related injury) are hospitalized for about one week; after they are discharged, up to one in four adults who lived independently before their hip fracture has to stay in a nursing home for at least a year after their injury; and
  • Treatment of the injuries and complications associated with these falls costs the United States $20.2 billion annually.

    While there are many steps patients may take to reduce their risk of falls, long-term care prevention such as exercise programs focused on strength, functional performance, and balance training are most effective at reducing in-hospital falls. Further research in randomized controlled trials is necessary to design the best fall prevention protocols for patients.


    '/>"/>


  • Contact: Kayee Ip
    ip@aaos.org
    847-384-4035
    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    Source:Eurekalert

    Page: 1 2 3

    Related medicine news :

    1. Pneumonia patients at risk for in-hospital cardiac arrest
    2. In-Hospital Blood Sugar Levels Should Be Higher: Report
    3. Life expectancy in most US counties falls behind worlds healthiest nations
    4. Pioneering hospital pay-for-performance program falls short of its goals
    5. Tai Chi Prevents Falls, Boosts Mental Health in Seniors: Study
    6. Educating heart patients, families cut one hospitals falls by 64 percent
    7. Gut Bacteria Falls Into Three Major Types
    8. Inclusion of falls history shown to enhance accuracy of fracture risk assessment models
    9. Risk of hospital patient mortality increases with nurse staffing shortfalls, study finds
    10. Chemo May Raise Risk of Falls in Breast Cancer Survivors
    11. Breast cancer survivors at higher risk for falls
    Post Your Comments:
    *Name:
    *Comment:
    *Email:
    (Date:7/9/2014)... Researchers have found that fecal transplantation is effective ... immunocompromised patients. This is the result of a study ... Center for Women,s Gastrointestinal Medicine at The Women,s Medicine ... online in advance of print in the American ... or C. diff , has increased to epidemic ...
    (Date:7/9/2014)... are personal and subjective, the human brain turns ... emotions across different senses, situations and even people, ... Adam Anderson. , "We discovered that fine-grained patterns ... area of the brain associated with emotional processing, ... individual,s subjective feeling," says Anderson, associate professor of ...
    (Date:7/9/2014)... 8, 2014) Researchers from Montefiore Medical Center ... of Yeshiva University will present new findings at ... 12 July 17 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Data from ... prompt transition from cognitive normality to mild cognitive impairment ... Einstein Aging Study , established in 1980 to examine ...
    (Date:7/9/2014)... smell of flatulence and have a reputation for being highly ... sulfide is now being being found to offer potential health ... heart attacks and dementia. A new compound (AP39), designed and ... to future therapies, by targeting delivery of very small amounts ... cells. , Scientists in Exeter have already found that ...
    (Date:7/9/2014)... conducted by researchers at Tufts University School of Dental ... and developmental disabilities, the likelihood of having cavities decreased ... The findings, published in the July/August issue of ... designed to address the oral health of individuals in ... records of 107 patients at one of the eight ...
    Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Women's Medicine Collaborative examines safety of fecal transplant to treat C. difficile 2Health News:Study cracks how the brain processes emotions 2Health News:Investigators from Montefiore and Einstein to present data at 2014 Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2Health News:Investigators from Montefiore and Einstein to present data at 2014 Alzheimer's Association International Conference 3Health News:Rotten egg gas holds key to healthcare therapies 2Health News:Adults with special needs see gains, challenges with long term oral care 2Health News:Adults with special needs see gains, challenges with long term oral care 3
    ... , , , WASHINGTON, ... Produce Safety Project: , , We commend the FDA ... The proposed guidance documents put out for comment today address three ... these documents quickly. We also look forward to the agency,s next ...
    ... ... in Webinar Series on "How Generation and Gender Impact Physician Engagement" , ... Charlotte, N.C. (Vocus) July 31, 2009 -- ... in Physician Engagement." The free hour-long ,webinar will be broadcast on Wednesday, August ...
    ... SHENZHEN, China, July 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ ... announced today that its,registration dossier for MEVAC-DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus ... consideration,of the experts in Thai FDA. The sample analysis ... , Mr. Terry Yuan CEO ...
    ... , COLUMBIA, S.C., July 31 Amid rising ... benefits of including international medical travel coverage in their employee ... possible risks associated with offering such options. , , ... Global Healthcare Inc. today announced an agreement with an insurer ...
    ... skills, researchers say , FRIDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) ... should learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), Austrian researchers say. , In ... life-support training, 86 percent of the children performed CPR correctly ... to the report published online in the journal Critical ...
    ... , , , ... Language Line Services , the leading provider of ... evening, July 23rd at a Recognition and Awards Banquet at Bellevue University, ... Wray, President of the Nebraska Association for Translators & Interpreters (NATI), said, ...
    Cached Medicine News:Health News:Webinar on "Physician Engagement - Diagnosing Generational Differences" Presented by Morehead Associates 2Health News:Webinar on "Physician Engagement - Diagnosing Generational Differences" Presented by Morehead Associates 3Health News:Hard to Treat Diseases, Inc. (HTDS) Thai Registration Dossier 2Health News:Hard to Treat Diseases, Inc. (HTDS) Thai Registration Dossier 3Health News:New Policies Protect Employers, Workers Who Choose Global Health Care 2Health News:Even 9-Year-Olds Can Learn CPR 2Health News:Language Line Services Honored by Nebraska Association for Translators & Interpreters (NATI) 2Health News:Language Line Services Honored by Nebraska Association for Translators & Interpreters (NATI) 3
    (Date:1/15/2014)... GENEVA, Ill. , Jan. 15, 2014 The ... a Medical Fitness Center by the Medical Fitness Association, ... centers to achieve their full potential. The Cadence Fitness ... in the western suburbs and second in the Chicagoland ...
    (Date:1/15/2014)... 2014  Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX ... period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 ... by its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Sapphire Subsidiary Corp. ("Purchaser"), ... of Solta Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLTM ) ...
    (Date:1/15/2014)... FRANKLIN, Ohio , Jan. 15, 2014  A novel wearable ... it easy and painless for patients to self-inject prescription drugs ... of disorders, including cancer, blood diseases, autoimmune deficiencies, and genetic ... expected to grow to $220B by 2018, according to analysts.   ...
    Breaking Medicine Technology:Cadence Fitness & Health Center Certified as Medical Fitness Facility 2Cadence Fitness & Health Center Certified as Medical Fitness Facility 3Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces Receipt Of Antitrust Clearance For Its Previously Announced Acquisition Of Solta Medical, Inc. 2Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces Receipt Of Antitrust Clearance For Its Previously Announced Acquisition Of Solta Medical, Inc. 3Enable Injections Presents A New Class of Injectors for Drug Delivery at PEPTalk, Drug Delivery Partnership Meetings 2
    ... , NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., July ... from a clinical study showing patient-specific cancer vaccines derived from ... and resulted in impressive long-term survival rates in patients with ... , , The study entitled ...
    ... , PHILADELPHIA, July 28 Shire ... biopharmaceutical company, announces,that it has received a Complete Response letter ... Administration (FDA).,This decision comes following labeling discussions with the FDA ... PDUFA date. , The FDA did ...
    Cached Medicine Technology:Study Shows Cancer Vaccines Led to Long-Term Survival for Patients with Metastatic Melanoma and to Long Periods of Disease Control After Completion of Therapy 2Study Shows Cancer Vaccines Led to Long-Term Survival for Patients with Metastatic Melanoma and to Long Periods of Disease Control After Completion of Therapy 3FDA Issues Complete Response Letter for INTUNIV(TM) (guanfacine) Extended Release for the Treatment of ADHD in Children and Adolescents 2FDA Issues Complete Response Letter for INTUNIV(TM) (guanfacine) Extended Release for the Treatment of ADHD in Children and Adolescents 3FDA Issues Complete Response Letter for INTUNIV(TM) (guanfacine) Extended Release for the Treatment of ADHD in Children and Adolescents 4FDA Issues Complete Response Letter for INTUNIV(TM) (guanfacine) Extended Release for the Treatment of ADHD in Children and Adolescents 5FDA Issues Complete Response Letter for INTUNIV(TM) (guanfacine) Extended Release for the Treatment of ADHD in Children and Adolescents 6
    When You Need Optimal Patient Comfort with Minimal Weight at a Nonunion Site...Demand The OrthoPak Noninvasive Bone Growth Stimulator., ,Most Appropriate for the Proximal Femur, Metatarsal/Tarsal...
    ... Providing the surgical versatility you demand when ... new EBI OsteoGen-D offers 40 microamperes of ... each with 20 microamperes. Available in both ... superior flexibility with any of your bone ...
    ... cataract surgery following refractive surgery grows larger ... for surgeons, as calculating IOL power for ... power following RK, ALK, PRK and LASIK ... or topography. For example, keratometry and simulated ...
    ... to offer one of the ... at only 188 grams! The ... superior flow rate with effortless ... The complementing electrodes provide powerful ...
    Medicine Products: