Zolpidem use and hip fractures in older people.

  title={Zolpidem use and hip fractures in older people.},
  author={Philip Sung-En Wang and Rhonda L. Bohn and Robert J Glynn and Helen Mogun and Jerry Avorn},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  volume={49 12},
OBJECTIVES The widespread use of sedative-hypnotics in older populations makes it imperative to identify hazardous regimens that should be avoided and safer regimens that may be used preferentially by older people. Although benzodiazepines have been shown to increase fall and fracture risk, zolpidem, a nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic, has been advocated as a safer alternative. DESIGN Case-control study of hip fracture cases and controls in 1994. SETTING All subjects were age 65 and older and… CONTINUE READING
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