Number and dosage of central nervous system medications on recurrent falls in community elders: the Health, Aging and Body Composition study.

@article{Hanlon2009NumberAD,
  title={Number and dosage of central nervous system medications on recurrent falls in community elders: the Health, Aging and Body Composition study.},
  author={Joseph T. Hanlon and Robert T M Boudreau and Yazan F. Roumani and Anne B. Newman and Christine M Ruby and Rollin M Wright and Sarah N Hilmer and Ronald I Shorr and Doug Bauer and Eleanor M. Simonsick and Stephanie A. Studenski},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={64 4},
  pages={492-8}
}
BACKGROUND Few studies have examined the risk of multiple or high doses of combined central nervous system (CNS) medication use for recurrent falls in the elderly. The study objective was to evaluate whether multiple- or high-dose CNS medication use in older adults was associated with a higher risk of recurrent (>or=2) falls. METHODS This longitudinal cohort study included 3,055 participants from the Health, Aging and Body Composition study who were well functioning at baseline. CNS… CONTINUE READING

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