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BACKGROUND Exercise programs improve balance, strength and agility in elderly people and thus may prevent falls. However, specific exercise programs that might be widely used in the community and that might be "prescribed" by physicians, especially for patients with osteoporosis, have not been evaluated. We conducted a randomized controlled trial of such a(More)
This article reports a controlled trial to investigate the effectiveness of patient education and a physician alerting system in altering secondary osteoporosis prevention after a low-trauma (fragility) wrist fracture and to record the current rate of osteoporosis investigation following such fractures. Fifty-one women and men aged 50 years or older with a(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the efficacy of a community based 10 week exercise intervention to reduce fall risk factors in women with osteoporosis. METHODS Static balance was measured by computerised dynamic posturography (Equitest), dynamic balance by timed figure of eight run, and knee extension strength by dynamometry. Subjects were randomised to exercise(More)
A 49-year-old man suddenly developed dyspnoea, sweating, fever (up to 38.5 degrees C), vertigo and angina. After emergency admittance to hospital the ECG showed 3 degrees A-V block, requiring temporary pacemaker insertion. The patient reported that a month before he had been bitten, probably by a tick. Serological tests demonstrated a recent Borrelia(More)
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