Postural Instability and Consequent Falls and Hip Fractures Associated with Use of Hypnotics in the Elderly

@article{Allain2005PosturalIA,
  title={Postural Instability and Consequent Falls and Hip Fractures Associated with Use of Hypnotics in the Elderly},
  author={H. Allain and D. Bentu{\'e}‐Ferrer and E. Polard and Y. Akwa and A. Patat},
  journal={Drugs & Aging},
  year={2005},
  volume={22},
  pages={749-765}
}
The aim of this review is to establish the relationship between treatment with hypnotics and the risk of postural instability and as a consequence, falls and hip fractures, in the elderly.A review of the literature was performed through a search of the MEDLINE, Ingenta and PASCAL databases from 1975 to 2005. We considered as hypnotics only those drugs approved for treating insomnia, i.e. some benzodiazepines and the more recently launched ‘Z’-compounds, i.e. zopiclone, zolpidem and zaleplon… Expand
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