Jutta Köstner

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To determine causes and clinical correlates of recurrent falls in ambulatory frail elderly people, we evaluated 70 recurrent fallers and 56 nonfallers (mean age = 87 years) from two long-term care facilities. Evaluations included a detailed history, physical examination, performance-oriented mobility assessment, and laboratory studies. Primary causes(More)
Clinical studies of syncope suggest a decreased prevalence of vasovagal syncope in old age. To examine this possibility and its pathophysiologic implications, we report the results of two studies. The first evaluated responses to head-up tilt in young and old subjects. Presyncopal vasovagal symptoms occurred in 4 of 9 young subjects and only 1 of 22 old(More)
Transient hypotension may be one of many factors contributing to the high prevalence of falls among elderly people. To determine the frequency and magnitude of hypotensive responses to common daily activities, and their potential relationship to falls in the elderly, we examined blood pressure (BP) and heart rate during a standardized series of activities(More)
The blood samples of 2741 people from Germany were examined. The gene frequencies of Jka was found to be 0.49345 and of Jkb 0.50655. The theoretical probability of exclusion lies at 18,57 %, the practiacl one only at 7.09 %, because, in many cases, the presumptive father is also the biological father. It is a system of dependable information. The Kidd(More)
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