Alcohol and benzodiazepines in falls: an epidemiological view.


Falls are common at all ages and especially in the elderly; it is important to understand contributing causes. Over a 1-year period we studied blood alcohol (BAC) and benzodiazepine concentrations in patients attending an emergency department because of a fall. The 22% of 615 patients tested were positive for alcohol, 55% were positive for benzodiazepines… (More)


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@article{Kurzthaler2005AlcoholAB, title={Alcohol and benzodiazepines in falls: an epidemiological view.}, author={Ilsemarie Kurzthaler and Markus Wambacher and Karl Golser and Gernot Sperner and Barbara Sperner-Unterweger and Alexander Haidekker and Marion Pavlic and Georg Kemmler and Wolfgang W. Fleischhacker}, journal={Drug and alcohol dependence}, year={2005}, volume={79 2}, pages={225-30} }