Clinical Case Database / Category: Patient Management
Management of falls in elderly patients
Reuben Arasaratnam BM BCh, MPH, Philip Mathieson MBChB, MRCP
Foundation Years Journal, volume 4, issue 8, p.15 (123Doc Education, London, September 2010)
A 70-year-old lady presents to the clinic after an attendance at the Emergency Department with a fall. This discussion focuses on medications that can cause falls, the importance of considering osteoporosis risk and suggests non drug strategies to prevent falls in the future.
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Reuben Arasaratnam BM BCh, MPH
Core medical trainee
John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Philip Mathieson MBChB, MRCP
Specialist Registrar in Clinical Geratology
John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
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