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Volume 2 November 14, 2005 Number 10

An Exclusive Continuing Education Publication of Acadiana Consultant Pharmacy Service
Author, Publisher, Editor-in Chief, Typesetter & Printer, Charles S. Feucht,PD,FASCP PharmD candidate

Medication News & Update


Two Journal Articles on Fall Prevention in the Elderly

A review article released early on October 25 from The Lancet reveals that fall prevention will be an increasingly important concern for elderly patients because of the growth of the aging population. Authors state that while there are certain methods and programs to prevent injuries (such as regular exercise, vitamin D and calcium supplementation, withdrawal of psychotropic medications), care must be used to “rigorously select the right actions for those people most likely to benefit.” For more information on this article, visit http://www.thelancet.com/journals.

A study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society examined 625 patients residing in assisted living facilities and nursing facilities in Australia who received vitamin D supplementation for two years. Investigators found that even among older adults who are not deficient, vitamin D supplements can reduce the incidence of falls. In intention-to-treat analysis, the incident rate ratio for falling was 0.73 and the odds ratio for ever falling was 0.82 and for ever fracturing was 0.69. A subgroup analysis of subjects who took at least half the prescribed capsules demonstrated an incident rate ratio for falls of 0.63, an odds ratio for ever falling of 0.70, and an odds ratio for ever fracturing of 0.68. For more information, visit http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1532-5415.2005.00468.x.



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