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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AbstractWe report a case of Pisa syndrome (PS) due to the acetylcholinesterase inhibitor donepezil which may have been precipitated by pharmacokinetic interactions with commonly used medications. PS is defined as a reversible lateral bending of the trunk with a tendency to lean to one side. This is a rare but [...]
Tue, Jan 24, 2017
Source: Age and Ageing, Oxford Journal
AbstractBackgroundevidence on the effectiveness of interventions to prevent frailty is scarce.Objectiveto assess the effect of an intervention in preventing frailty progression in pre-frail older people.Study designa randomised, open label, controlled trial with two parallel arms.Populationcommunity-dwelling pre-frail older people (≥70 years) consulting in primary care.Interventionnutritional assessment (and derivation to a Nutritional [...]
Sat, Jan 07, 2017
Source: Age and Ageing, Oxford Journal

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