Multidisciplinary approach to "accidental" falls in the elderly: a case report.

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Falls in the elderly are commonly and often wrongly identified as "accidental". We report a case of an elderly woman admitted to first aid for a trauma due to an accidental fall. Geriatric multidisciplinary evaluation revealed mild cognitive impairment associated with depressive symptoms; both findings made the anamnesis uncertain. Syncope algorithm was… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1447-0594.2008.00459.x

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