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OBJECTIVE To investigate bone mineral density (BMD) levels in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) who sustained a hip fracture. DESIGN Case-control study. SETTING Rehabilitation hospital in Italy. PARTICIPANTS We investigated 831 out of 887 white patients consecutively admitted to a rehabilitation hospital because of an original hip fracture(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the functional recovery and the rehabilitation length of stay after the sequential fracture of both hips in elderly patients. DESIGN A total of 372 in-patients with hip fractures consecutively admitted to our rehabilitation hospital were included in this retrospective study. A total of 333 out of 372 were admitted for rehabilitation(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between bone mineral density (BMD) and hip fracture type (cervical or trochanteric) in a sample of fallers with Parkinson disease (PD). DESIGN Observational study. SETTING Rehabilitation hospital in Italy. PATIENTS We investigated 1040 of 1120 white fallers consecutively admitted to a rehabilitation hospital(More)
Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is associated with low bone mineral density (BMD), but its association with fractures is controversial. Our aim was to evaluate the prevalence of PHPT in hip fracture patients. We studied 444 of 450 consecutive elderly patients (404 women and 40 men) admitted to a rehabilitation hospital after hip fracture. All the(More)
Soft tissue body composition strongly affects bone health. Our aim was to investigate the relationship between both skeletal muscle mass (SMM) and fat mass (FM) and femoral bone mineral density (BMD) in a sample of elderly women with hip fracture. We assessed 293 of 325 hip fracture women admitted consecutively to a rehabilitation hospital. Soft tissue body(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the functional recovery and the length of stay after hip fracture in patients with neurologic impairment. DESIGN A total of 577 inpatients with hip fracture consecutively admitted to our rehabilitation hospital were included in this retrospective study. A total of 71 of 577 were affected by neurologic impairment caused by stroke with(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate functional recovery after concomitant fractures of both hip and upper limb in elderly people. DESIGN Survey study. SETTING Rehabilitation hospital in Italy. PARTICIPANTS 586 consecutive in-patients with hip fracture. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Functional recovery was evaluated by using Barthel index score. RESULTS 4.1% of(More)
BACKGROUND Protein depletion is detrimental in bone health, but the association between bone mineral density (BMD) and serum albumin is controversial. We recently showed a positive association between femur BMD and total lymphocyte count (TLC), a validated marker of protein nutrition status, in hip-fractured women. OBJECTIVE To investigate the association(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the functional recovery and the length of stay after hip fracture in patients receiving corticosteroids. DESIGN A total of 796 inpatients with hip fracture consecutively admitted to our rehabilitation hospital were included in this retrospective study. A total of 36 of 796 were currently treated with either oral (n = 23) or inhaled(More)
There is increasing interest in the effects of vitamin D and parathyroid hormone (PTH) on extraskeletal tissues, including the muscle. These effects may explain impairment in functional ability found in vitamin D-deficient subjects. Our aim was to investigate the roles of vitamin D and PTH in affecting the ability to perform activities of daily living after(More)