Navigation Links
Certain Sleep Aids May Raise Hip Fracture Risk in Nursing Homes: Study
Date:3/4/2013

MONDAY, March 4 (HealthDay News) -- Health staff at nursing homes often give patients sleeping pills to help them sleep, but a new study suggests that a certain class of medications may put patients at raised risk for hip fractures.

A team from Harvard Medical School in Boston looked at more than 15,500 long-stay nursing-home residents, aged 50 and older, who suffered a hip fracture between July 2007 and December 2008. The residents' average age was 81.

About 1,700 of the residents had been given a nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic sleep drug before their hip fracture. This class of drugs includes Lunesta, Sonata, Ambien and Intermezzo.

Those who took nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic sleep drugs were about two-thirds more likely to suffer a hip fracture than those who didn't take the drugs, according to the study, published online March 4 in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

Although the study found an association between the use of the sleep medications and increased fracture risk, it wasn't designed to prove a cause-and-effect relationship. The risk was somewhat higher among new users of the drugs, as well as nursing-home residents who had mild mental or physical decline (compared to more severe mental- or physical-health issues).

"Caution should be exercised when prescribing sleep medications to nursing-home residents," said Dr. Sarah Berry, of Harvard Medical School, and colleagues.

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more about hip fractures.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: JAMA Internal Medicine, news releaes, March 4, 2013


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Obesity, physical inactivity linked with risk for certain molecular subtype of colorectal cancer
2. Codeine Risky for Kids After Certain Surgeries, FDA Says
3. The science of uncertainty in genomic medicine
4. USC research finds certain contraceptive may pose risk of Type 2 diabetes for obese women
5. Certain Skin Cancers More Common in HIV-Positive People
6. Certain Jobs May Still Pose Risk for Asthma
7. Mesothelioma Victims Center is Now Open Seven Days a Week to Make Certain All Victims of Mesothelioma or their Family Members Get to the Very Best Mesothelioma Law Firms
8. Diet may not impact certain health outcomes in older persons
9. Mesothelioma Victims Center Is Now Open Every Weekend to Make Certain Victims Of Mesothelioma or their Family Members Get to the Best Mesothelioma Law Firms-On The Spot
10. Brief Life Expectancy Should Rule Out Certain Cancer Screenings: Study
11. Research Reveals Why Flu Peaks in Certain Seasons
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Certain Sleep Aids May Raise Hip Fracture Risk in Nursing Homes: Study
(Date:9/2/2014)... 02, 2014 Humility of Mary Health Partners ... at St. Elizabeth Health Center, 1044 Belmont Ave. , The ... more than 200 common health problems as well as tips ... injury, and advice on when to seek medical attention. ... in the Youngstown Room; the evening session runs from 5:30 ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... is pleased to announce that the following papers ... the ESC Congress 2014, taking place in Barcelona, ... Ultrathin strut biodegradable polymer sirolimus-eluting stent versus ... (BIOSCIENCE): a randomised, single-blind, non-inferiority trial, Windecker et ... strut thickness, surface polymer, and drug release have ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... Researchers in New Delhi, India have published a ... exposed to asbestos-contaminated work clothes for just 3 months as ... report in a new article. Click here to read ... say their patient was diagnosed with mesothelioma after ... she had come in contact with her miner father’s dirty ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... Headaches, both chronic and acute ruin lives. ... family and friends, sleeping and just coping well with daily ... of disability worldwide. The medications prescribed for these conditions ... of these cases of headache and back pain are of ... will not detect and fix the cause. , When ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... 2014 B. E. Smith, the only ... has been retained to lead a national chief ... Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. The top executive ... has recently placed more than 900 healthcare executives into ... physician-owned healthcare provider and nationally recognized leader in patient-centered ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:HMHP Offers ‘Health at Home’ Workshop 2Health News:The Lancet: European Society of Cardiology Congress 2014 media alert 2Health News:New Report Illustrates That Even Brief Asbestos Exposure Can Trigger Mesothelioma, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:Physical Therapists in Houston Learn Pain Relief Techniques 2Health News:Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital Retains B. E. Smith to Recruit New CEO 2Health News:Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital Retains B. E. Smith to Recruit New CEO 3
... June 16 The famed nonprofit Los Angeles,Jewish Home ... program designed to address one of the major health ... Jewish Community Foundation,the largest manager of charitable assets for ... prevention and fitness program becomes part of the care,the ...
... 2008 Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev ... recognition system, tested at a Washington, D.C. hospital, that ... by motioning instead of touching a screen, keyboard or ... to a just released article. , The June article," ...
... from the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institute (KI) suggests that ... on if adults decide to have sex with persons of ... the individual,s unique experiences have the strongest influence on our ... in the world so far and was performed in collaboration ...
... injury-related deaths, the gap between black and white American ... at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. ... deaths among blacks ages 15 to 24 decreased, while ... in the June, 2008, edition of Injury Prevention ...
... partners, innovative use of Microsoft technology to exceed ... customer expectations and solve business problems., ... delivered exemplary solutions to customers, Microsoft Corp. today,announced ... Partner of the,Year Awards. The awards honor Microsoft ...
... PLM Based on Dassault Systemes, Newly,Introduced V6 Platform and Intercim,s ... ... PAUL, Minnesota, June 16 Intercim LLC, a global,leader in ... regulated industries and Dassault,Systemes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Los Angeles Jewish Home Institutes New Fall Prevention Program With Jewish Community Foundation Grant 2Health News:Los Angeles Jewish Home Institutes New Fall Prevention Program With Jewish Community Foundation Grant 3Health News:Gesture interface device developed by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev 2Health News:Racial disparities reduced in injury related mortality 2Health News:Microsoft Announces 2008 Partner of the Year Awards Finalists and Winners 2Health News:Microsoft Announces 2008 Partner of the Year Awards Finalists and Winners 3Health News:Microsoft Announces 2008 Partner of the Year Awards Finalists and Winners 4Health News:Microsoft Announces 2008 Partner of the Year Awards Finalists and Winners 5Health News:Microsoft Announces 2008 Partner of the Year Awards Finalists and Winners 6Health News:Microsoft Announces 2008 Partner of the Year Awards Finalists and Winners 7Health News:Intercim and Dassault Systemes Sign Memorandum of Understanding 2Health News:Intercim and Dassault Systemes Sign Memorandum of Understanding 3
(Date:9/2/2014)... , Sept. 2, 2014  Amgen ... the submission of a Marketing Authorization Application ... via the centralized procedure for talimogene laherparepvec ... with melanoma that is regionally or distantly ... administered as an intralesional injection that is ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... FRANCISCO, Calif. , Sept. 2, 2014   Veracyte, ... Bonnie H. Anderson , president and chief executive officer, ... Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Unplugged Conference 2014 on Monday, September ... York . The live audio webcast and ... http://investor.veracyte.com . Please connect to the website at least ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... Redspin, Inc., a leading provider of HIPAA ... an IT security advisory specifically for senior executives in ... presiding over the most dynamic period in the history ... Redspin,s President and CEO. "The goal of our advisory ... understand why they need to elevate IT security to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Amgen Submits Marketing Authorization Application For Talimogene Laherparepvec To The European Medicines Agency 2Amgen Submits Marketing Authorization Application For Talimogene Laherparepvec To The European Medicines Agency 3Amgen Submits Marketing Authorization Application For Talimogene Laherparepvec To The European Medicines Agency 4Amgen Submits Marketing Authorization Application For Talimogene Laherparepvec To The European Medicines Agency 5Amgen Submits Marketing Authorization Application For Talimogene Laherparepvec To The European Medicines Agency 6Veracyte to Present at the Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Unplugged Conference 2014 2
... importance of dedicated information management systems for radiation ... most recent version of its MOSAIQ® Oncology Information ... Systems Society,s 2012 conference (HIMSS12), Feb. 20-24, in ... comprehensive OIS that centralizes traditional radiation oncology, particle ...
... Feb. 16, 2012  Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Amex: ... previously announced sale of 17,857,143 shares of its common ... of approximately $5.0 million, before deducting placement agent,s fees ... investors participating in the offering purchased the shares at ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Elekta Highlights Latest Version of MOSAIQ Oncology Information System at HIMSS12 Meeting 2Cardium Announces Closing of $5.0 Million Equity Financing 2Cardium Announces Closing of $5.0 Million Equity Financing 3
...
The Tew cranial/spinal retractor is designed for posterior fossa or intraspinal microsurgery where retraction is required. Clinical applications are: Posterior fossa microsurgery and intraspinal micr...
The Doro Halo retractor system is designed for all neurosurgical applications where retraction of the brain tissue and an armrest is required....
The Budde Halo brain retractor is designed for use in all intercranial procedures where retraction of delicate brain tissue is required....
Medicine Products: