Navigation Links
Nursing home residents at heightened risk of falling in the days following
Date:7/15/2011

BOSTONNursing home residents taking certain antidepressant medications are at an increased risk of falling in the days following the start of a new prescription or a dose increase of their current drug, according to a new study by the Institute for Aging Research of Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School.

Published online in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, the study found that nursing home residents have a fivefold increased risk of falling within two days of a new prescription for or an increased dose of a non-SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) antidepressant such as bupropion or venlafaxine. The findings suggest that nursing home staff should closely monitor these residents following a prescription change to prevent potential falls.

"Our results," says lead author Sarah D. Berry, M.D., M.P.H., a scientist at the Institute for Aging Research, "identify the days following a new prescription or increased dose of a non-SSRI antidepressant as a window of time associated with a particularly high risk of falling among nursing home residents."

The risk of falls, she says, may be due to acute cognitive or motor effects that have not yet been fully investigated. Certain non-SSRIs, such as trazodone, can cause postural hypotension, a dramatic decrease in blood pressure upon standing that may contribute to falls. Other non-SSRIs, like venlafaxine, can cause sedation and coordination problems that may lead to falls.

According to some estimates, more than one-third of the country's nearly 1.6 million nursing home residents take some type of antidepressant medication. Several previous studies have implicated antidepressants, including both SSRIs, such as paroxetine and sertraline, and non-SSRIs, as a risk factor for falls, especially among older adults; however, it is unclear if the risk accrues during the duration of use or if there are acute risks associated with the initiation or change in dose of a pres
'/>"/>

Contact: Jennifer Davis
jdavis@hsl.harvard.edu
617-363-8282
Hebrew SeniorLife Institute for Aging Research
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Bed Sores Afflict More Blacks in Nursing Homes Than Whites: Study
2. URI nursing study finds effects of premature birth can reach into adulthood
3. Health care providers need training to recognize signs of domestic violence, says nursing expert
4. Elsevier launches Mosbys Textbook of Dental Nursing
5. UC Irvine Medical Center honors 9 for nursing excellence
6. 1 in 7 U.S. Nursing Homes Cited for Poor Infection Control
7. Elsevier, Redfox Technologies and Microsoft launch innovative e-learning nursing solution
8. Penn State to help brush up oral hygiene in nursing homes
9. UofL nursing faculty honored for race track clinic success
10. Lawsuits Arent Improving Nursing Home Care: Study
11. Nursing students map their way to understanding HIV
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/26/2014)... London, England (PRWEB) December 26, 2014 ... to take place March 24-28, 2015 in Rome, Italy ... years' line-up includes workshops on a wide ... insomnia, as well as peak performance training in athletes. ... from around the world. , Biofeedback monitoring allows clients ...
(Date:12/26/2014)... Pentec Health, Inc. number fourteen on the ... for 2014. The awards program, created in 2000, is ... in the country. The program is a public/private partnership ... and Economic Development, the Pennsylvania State Council of the ... Business Journal. , Charlie Wilson, Vice President ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 26, 2014 This is a professional ... global Sterilizers industry with a focus on the Chinese ... status of the Sterilizers manufacturers and is a valuable ... interested in the industry. This report provides a basic ... manufacturing technology. In this part, the report presents the ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... York, New York (PRWEB) December 25, 2014 ... the 2010 DePuy ASR hip recall ( http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/DePuy/ ) ... LLP reports. According to an Order issued in the ... 20th, the Court will convene an open conference on ... Building and United States Courthouse in West Palm Beach, ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... December 25, 2014 The short film “Color ... created in honor of a true 9/11 hero, Welles Remy ... festivals including the 24 hours of Nuremberg International Short Film ... , Actress, screenwriter and director Luciana Lagana ... film together with her husband, Gregory Graham - ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Final Workshop Line-up Announced for 18th Annual Biofeedback Conference in Rome, Italy 2Health News:Pentec Health Ranks Fourteenth on The Best Places to Work in PA for 2014 2Health News:Pentec Health Ranks Fourteenth on The Best Places to Work in PA for 2014 3Health News:Sterilizers Industry Global and Chinese Analysis for 2009-2019 Now Available at ReportsnReports.com 2Health News:Sterilizers Industry Global and Chinese Analysis for 2009-2019 Now Available at ReportsnReports.com 3Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:The True 9/11 Hero Story “Color of Honor” Premieres in Germany and Bangladesh: Luciana Lagana Plays the Mother of the Lead and Co-Produces with Blaise Dolcemaschio. 2Health News:The True 9/11 Hero Story “Color of Honor” Premieres in Germany and Bangladesh: Luciana Lagana Plays the Mother of the Lead and Co-Produces with Blaise Dolcemaschio. 3
... The Quantum Group,Inc. (Amex: QGP ), a ... J. Guillama, President & Chief Executive Officer,will be ... November 12, 2008. Mr. Guillama will be joined ... & Innovations Officer,and Ron Smith, Senior Vice President ...
... Calif., Nov. 4 CorVel Corporation,(Nasdaq: CRVL ) reported ... 2008, compared to $0.40 in the same quarter of the ... were $0.75 per,share compared to the same period in the ... quarterly revenues of $78 million, up from prior,year quarterly revenues ...
... PCAS has,launched its new internet site, dedicated to ... provides detailed information on PCAS, two main fields ... It focuses on R&D capability as well as ... What is more, the site demonstrates PCAS, expertise ...
... more customers are trying to economize by choosing cheaper shipping methods ... ... Medisave ( www.medisave.net ), a leading global medical equipment ... and Australia, today announced that despite the global credit crunch, global ...
... Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) scientist Theodore ... seizures with areas of brain tissue swelling in people ... edemas, form around dead, calcified cysts that result when ... the brain. The illness caused by T. solium ...
... NOVEMBER 20, 2008, JUPITER, Fla., Nov. 3 From November ... State to promote,National Smoke Out Day, November 20, and to promote ... habit., -- MISS AMERICA 2008 KIRSTEN HAGLUND, WILL ... INTERVIEWS FROM NOVEMBER 15-17 TO PROMOTE SAVING LIVES, AND ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:The Quantum Group Inc. To Present at Paulson Investment's 31st Annual Westergaard Conference 2Health News:The Quantum Group Inc. To Present at Paulson Investment's 31st Annual Westergaard Conference 3Health News:CorVel Announces Second Quarter Revenues and Earnings 2Health News:CorVel Announces Second Quarter Revenues and Earnings 3Health News:CorVel Announces Second Quarter Revenues and Earnings 4Health News:Despite Credit Crunch, Medisave Sees Strong Sales Increase in 2008 2Health News:Despite Credit Crunch, Medisave Sees Strong Sales Increase in 2008 3
(Date:12/24/2014)... N.J. and FARMINGTON, Conn. ... Technologies, Inc. (NYSE MKT: PTN), a biopharmaceutical company ... of diseases with significant unmet medical need and ... on a private placement of 2,050,000 shares of ... purchase 24,949,325 shares of its common stock.  Funds ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 23, 2014 PuraMed BioScience®, Inc., ... over-the-counter (OTC) medicinal and healthcare products, announced it received ... H, a hemp-based, advanced headache relief product, for planned ... Colorado , Washington State ... With the MigraPure H Advanced headache relief gel ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 23, 2014  Advanced Medical Isotope ... engaged primarily in the development of brachytherapy devices ... today announced that it has filed a ... Drug Administration ("FDA") for marketing clearance for its ... of the U.S. Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Palatin Completes $20 Million Equity and $10 Million Debt Financings 2Palatin Completes $20 Million Equity and $10 Million Debt Financings 3Palatin Completes $20 Million Equity and $10 Million Debt Financings 4PuraMed BioScience Nears Final Stages Needed for Distribution of MigraPure H 2PuraMed BioScience Nears Final Stages Needed for Distribution of MigraPure H 3Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation Files a "de novo" Submission for Y-90 RadioGel(TM) Device 2Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation Files a "de novo" Submission for Y-90 RadioGel(TM) Device 3
... 28, 2011 Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... in the Oppenheimer 22nd Annual Healthcare Conference during December ... City.  Mr. James Fickenscher, Auxilium,s Chief Financial Officer, is ... its product pipeline at 10:15 am ET on Tuesday, ...
... (NYSE: SHP ) ("ShangPharma" or the "Company"), ... outsourcing company, today announced that it is scheduled to ... Ms. Lan Xie, Vice President of Finance ... following conferences: Deutsche Bank 5th Annual MedTools ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Auxilium Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Oppenheimer 22nd Annual Healthcare Conference 2Auxilium Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Oppenheimer 22nd Annual Healthcare Conference 3ShangPharma to Attend Two Upcoming Investor Conferences 2
Nucleus Hydrodissection Cannula, 25 g. Angled with flattened tip. 7 mm angled shaft with flattened tip for insertion under the capsular flap. Overall length 19 mm. 5/box....
Posterior Capsule Polisher, 21 g. Roughened tip, top port. Overall length 23 mm. 5/box....
Irrigating Cystotome, Straight, 25 g. Overall length 15 mm. 5/box....
Irrigating Cystotome, formed, 25 g., 12 mm curved tip. Overall length 14 mm. 5/box....
Medicine Products: