Physiother Can 2011 10;63(3):261-4. Epub 2011 Aug 10.
Meena M. Sran, PT, PhD: Osteoporosis Program, BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre; Movement Essentials Physiotherapy, Vancouver, BC.
J Clin Lipidol 2022 Jul 30. Epub 2022 Jul 30.
Institute for Public Health Genetics, University of Washington; Seattle, WA, USA (Drs Spencer and Veenstra); The Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics (CHOICE) Institute, Department of Pharmacy, University of Washington; Seattle, WA, USA (Drs Guzauskas and Veenstra). Electronic address:
Background: Population genomic screening for familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) in unselected individuals can prevent premature cardiovascular disease.Objective: To estimate the clinical and economic outcomes of population-wide FH genomic screening versus no genomic screening.Methods: We developed a decision tree plus 10-state Markov model evaluating the identification of patients with an FH variant, statin treatment status, LDL-C levels, MI, and stroke to compare the costs, quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs), and incremental cost-effectiveness of population-wide FH genomic screening. Read More
Alcohol Clin Exp Res 2022 Aug 1. Epub 2022 Aug 1.
Clinical Addiction Research and Education (CARE) Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Background: Both human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and alcohol use predispose to autonomic/sensory neuropathy, imbalance symptoms, and cognitive impairment-conditions associated with a greater risk of falls-yet it is unclear how to identify people with HIV (PWH) whose drinking is associated with falls. Research on alcohol and falls using the same instruments in different countries could help to specify the level of alcohol use associated with fall risk. We examined whether a consumption-based measure (the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test-Consumption [AUDIT-C]) and/or a symptom-based measure (DSM-5 criteria for alcohol use disorder [AUD]) are associated with sustaining a fall among PWH in St Petersburg, Russia and Boston, Massachusetts in the United States. Read More
Nutrients 2022 Aug 6;14(15). Epub 2022 Aug 6.
Department of Physical Therapy, Niigata University of Health and Welfare, Niigata 950-3198, Japan.
Falls are a social problem that increase healthcare costs. Hemodialysis (HD) patients need to avoid falling because fractures increase their risk of death. Nutritional problems such as frailty, sarcopenia, undernutrition, protein-energy wasting (PEW), and cachexia may increase the risk of falls and fractures in patients with HD. Read More
Nutrients 2022 Jul 29;14(15). Epub 2022 Jul 29.
Department of Internal Medicine and Geriatric Cardiology, Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education, 02-673 Warsaw, Poland.
Malnutrition in older adults impacts health status, increased mortality, and morbidity. Malnutrition may increase the development of geriatric syndromes and contribute to a higher prevalence of falls and osteoporotic fractures that lead to loss of independence and an increased rate of institutionalization. The role of malnutrition in the pathogenesis of other geriatric syndromes seems to be well established. Read More
BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2022 Aug 12;23(1):768. Epub 2022 Aug 12.
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Uonuma Institute of Community Medicine, Niigata University Medical and Dental Hospital, Uonuma Kikan Hospital, 4132 Urasa, Minami-Uonuma, Niigata, 949-7302, Japan.
Background: Near-falls should be detected to prevent falls related to the earlier ambulation after Total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The quadriceps weakness with femoral nerve block (FNB) has led to a focus on adductor canal block (ACB). We purposed to examine the risk of falls and the earlier ambulation in each continuous infusion nerve block. Read More