Medication as a risk factor for falls: critical systematic review.

@article{Hartikainen2007MedicationAA,
  title={Medication as a risk factor for falls: critical systematic review.},
  author={Sirpa Hartikainen and Eija L{\"o}nnroos and Kirsti Louhivuori},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2007},
  volume={62 10},
  pages={1172-81}
}
BACKGROUND Falls in older people are associated with poor prognosis. Medication use is a potential cause of falls. Our aim was to systemically review all original articles examining medication use as a risk factor for falls or fall-related fractures in people aged >/=60 years. METHODS We searched English articles in Medline (1996-2004) indexed under "falls" or "accidental falls" and "pharmaceutical preparations" or specific groups of drugs. We excluded studies not meeting the age criterion… CONTINUE READING
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