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We analyzed hip fracture incidence trends in Germany 1995-2004, using national hospital discharge register. Crude incidences per 100,000 increased from 121.2 (95% CI 120.5-121.9) in 1995 to 140.9 (140.2-141.7) in 2004. Age-sex-adjusted annual incidence ratios showed a statistically significant, but only slight increase (1.01, p < 0.01), compared to higher(More)
As falls and fall-related injuries remain a major challenge in the public health domain, reliable and immediate detection of falls is important so that adequate medical support can be delivered. Available home alarm systems are placed on the hip, but have several shortcomings. A fall detector based on accelerometers and placed at head level was developed,(More)
The purpose of this study was to review the evidence of the economic burden of falls in old age. This review showed that falls are a relevant economic burden. Efforts should be directed to fall-prevention programmes. Falls are a common mechanism of injury and a leading cause of costs of injury in the elderly. The purpose of this study was to review for the(More)
Die vorliegende Studie zeigt erstmals in Deutschland für eine unselektierte Bevölkerungsgruppe Älterer (n = 214) die Behandlungserfolge bzw. Folgen von proximalen Femurfrakturen auf. Die Inzidenz der Frakturen lag bei dieser Altersgruppe bei 636,9/100 000 Einwohner, 31,8% der Frakturen ereigneten sich bei Heimbewohnern. Das durchschnittliche Alter lag bei(More)
Fragestellung. Die vorliegende Studie untersuchte für eine populationsbasierte Bevölkerungsgruppe älterer Patienten Prädiktoren der Behandlungsergebnisse nach proximalen Femurfrakturen. Patienten und Methoden. Von 234 kontaktierten Patienten gaben 217 zeitgerecht ihre schriftliche Einwilligung. In die weitere Untersuchung gingen nur die 134 Person ein, die(More)
Falls are not an inevitable consequence of aging. The risk and rate of falls can be reduced. Recent improvements in smartphone technology enable implementation of a wide variety of services and applications, thus making the smartphone more of a digital companion than simply a communication tool. This paper presents the results obtained by the FARSEEING(More)
The aim of this study was to explore the increased risk of stroke survivors to different sustained osteoporotic fractures. We used hospital data and data on functional impairment. We found a higher risk in stroke survivors without functional impairment with the risk higher for lower than for upper extremity fractures. Stroke survivors are at high risk of(More)
A meningioma with cartilaginous areas is described. The tumour arose in the region of the right sphenoid wing in a 74-year-old woman. Histologically, it showed large areas of a typical meningothelial meningioma, among which numerous cartilaginous islands and some chondroid regions, obviously of intermediate (meningothelial/cartilaginous) differentiation,(More)
Falls among older people remain a major public health challenge. Body-worn sensors are needed to improve the understanding of the underlying mechanisms and kinematics of falls. The aim of this systematic review is to assemble, extract and critically discuss the information available in published studies, as well as the characteristics of these(More)
Falls are by far the leading cause of fractures and accidents in the home environment. The current Cochrane reviews and other systematic reviews report on more than 200 intervention studies about fall prevention. A recent meta-analysis has summarized the most important risk factors of accidental falls. However, falls and fall-related injuries remain a major(More)