May 23, 2017


The Prevention of Falls Network for Dissemination (ProFouND) is an EC funded initiative dedicated to the dissemination and implementation of best practice in falls prevention across Europe. ProFouND aims to influence policy and to increase awareness of falls and innovative prevention programmes, amongst health and social care authorities, the commercial sector, NGOs and the general public. Through this work ProFouND will facilitate communities of interest and disseminate the work of the network to target groups across the EU.

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Sat, Mar 18, 2017
Source: Age and Ageing, Oxford Journal
AbstractApproximately 1.5% of hospital patients develop hospital acquired pneumonia. Aspiration is the major risk factor for pneumonia and is associated with reduced ability to mechanically clear respiratory pathogens into the stomach. Currently non-invasive methods of diagnosing hospital acquired pneumonia are less robust than invasive methods, and lead to over-diagnosis. Accurate [...]
Mon, Feb 27, 2017
Source: Age and Ageing, Oxford Journal
AbstractBackgroundacquired joint contractures have significant effects on quality of life and functioning.Objectiveto determine the effects of interventions to prevent and treat disabilities in older people with acquired joint contractures.Methodssystematic search (last 8/2016) via Cochrane Library, PubMed, EMBASE, PEDro, CINAHL, trial registries, reference lists of retrieved articles and scientific congress pamphlets. [...]
Sat, Feb 25, 2017
Source: Age and Ageing, Oxford Journal

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