Tag Archives: Fracture Risk

Falls and Hip Fracture Reduction Using Vitamin D Supplementation in Vascular Parkinsonism (Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management)

Summary This study investigated the potential of Vitamin D supplementation for reducing the risk of falls and fragility hip fractures in patients with vascular Parkinsonism (VP) and Parkinson’s Disease (PD). The evidence suggests that vitamin D decreases falls and hip … Continue reading

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Management of Hip Fracture in Adults: Commissioning Guide (NICE)

Summary In November, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) released this commissioning guide on the commissioning of services for the management of hip fracture in adults until discharge from the Hip Fracture Programme (4-6 weeks post hospital … Continue reading

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NICE Guideline on Assessing Risk of Fragility Fractures in Osteoporosis (NICE)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary This clinical guideline (CG 146) offers evidence-based advice on the assessment of fragility fracture risk in adults. … Continue reading

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Updated QFracture Algorithm for Prediction of Osteoporotic Fracture Risk in Primary Care in the United Kingdom (BMJ)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary This article covers a prospective cohort study which was designed to develop and validate an updated version of … Continue reading

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Meta-Analysis Exploring Alzheimer’s Disease and Hip Fracture Risk (ScientificWorldJournal)

Summary This meta-analysis explored the association between Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and risk of hip fracture. It was found that – in comparison with healthy persons of the same age etc. – patients with AD tend to be at higher risk of hip … Continue reading

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