Risk of Injury Associated with Skeletal Muscle Relaxant Use in Older Adults

@article{Spence2013RiskOI,
  title={Risk of Injury Associated with Skeletal Muscle Relaxant Use in Older Adults},
  author={Michele M. Spence and Patrick J Shin and Eric Anthony Lee and Nancy E. Gibbs},
  journal={Annals of Pharmacotherapy},
  year={2013},
  volume={47},
  pages={993 - 998}
}
BACKGROUND The use of skeletal muscle relaxants (SMRs) among older adults is associated with sedation and confusion, which may lead to an increased risk of falls and injuries. SMRs continue to be used among older adults, although they are on the Beers list as drugs to avoid in the elderly. OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between SMR use and subsequent risk of injury. METHODS This was a retrospective case-control study of members aged 65 years or older enrolled in an integrated health… 
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