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121. Belsomra (suvorexant) - To treat difficulty in falling and staying asleep (insomnia)

Belsomra (suvorexant) - To treat difficulty in falling and staying asleep (insomnia) Drug Approval Package: Brand Name (Generic Name) NDA # Drug Approval Package U.S. Food & Drug Administration Enter Search terms Drug Approval Package - Belsomra (suvorexant, MK-4305) Oral Tablets Company: Merck & Co., Inc. Application No.: 204569 Approval Date: 8/13/2014 Persons with disabilities having problems accessing the PDF files below may call (301) 796-3634 for assistance. (PDF) (PDF) (PDF) (PDF) (PDF

FDA - Drug Approval Package2014

122. Systematic review and meta-analysis: Exercise-based fall prevention programmes decrease fall-related injuries

Systematic review and meta-analysis: Exercise-based fall prevention programmes decrease fall-related injuries Exercise-based fall prevention programmes decrease fall-related injuries | Evidence-Based Nursing This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? Search for this keyword Search (...) for this keyword Main menu Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? You are here Exercise-based fall prevention programmes decrease fall-related injuries Article Text Care of the older person Systematic review and meta-analysis Exercise-based fall prevention programmes decrease fall-related injuries Mark D Grabiner Statistics from Altmetric.com No Altmetric data available for this article. Commentary

Evidence-Based Nursing (Requires free registration)2014

123. Falls - risk assessment

Falls - risk assessment Falls - risk assessment - NICE CKS Clinical Knowledge Summaries Share Falls - risk assessment - Summary A fall is defined as an unintentional/unexpected loss of balance resulting in coming to rest on the floor, the ground, or an object below knee level. For the purpose of this CKS topic: A simple fall is defined as one occurring as a result of a chronic impairment of cognition, vision, balance, or mobility. A simple fall is distinguished from a collapse which occurs (...) as a result of an acute medical problem such as an acute arrhythmia, transient ischaemic attack, or vertigo. Falls are common in older people and can result in considerable morbidity. The risk of falling is multifactorial, and prevention is usually based on assessing multiple risk factors. Fractures are a common complication of falls. About 5% of falls in older people who live in the community result in a fracture or hospitalization. Between 10% and 25% of falls in nursing homes and hospitals result

NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries2014

124. ED Prevention of Geriatric Falls

ED Prevention of Geriatric Falls Emergency Medicine > Journal Club > Archive > November 2014 Toggle navigation November 2014 ED Prevention of Geriatric Falls Vignette Mrs. C., an 86-year old female, presents to your academic emergency department (ED) via ambulance after an accidental fall at home. She is a recent widower and lives alone, but she reports that she has two adult “children” that live nearby and check on her every day either in-person or by telephone. About 12-hours prior to ED (...) presentation today she was walking to the bathroom from her bedroom when she tripped over something and fell onto her left side. She notes left wrist and left hip pain, but denies loss of consciousness, headache, chest pain, dyspnea, abdominal pain, or focal weakness. She was unable to lift herself off the floor last night and was found by one of her grandchildren in the morning. EMS reports a well-kept home without any obvious cause for her fall. Her vitals are BP 160/85, P 60, RR 16, T 37.4°C, and her

Washington University Emergency Medicine Journal Club2014

125. Exercises for falls prevention

Exercises for falls prevention RACGP - Exercises for falls prevention Username Password Password security changes or call 1800 284 789 Search the RACGP website Your browser has 'Cookies' disabled, alert boxes will continue to appear without this feature. / / / / / Exercises: falls prevention HANDI Making non-drug interventions easier to find and use Exercises: falls prevention About 30% of people in the community over age 65 years fall annually, and this increases with age. Around 10% of falls (...) in those over age 65 years result in a fracture. Intervention Multiple-component exercise programs with a focus on balance retraining and muscle strengthening. Indication Adults over age 60 years living in the community who are at risk of falls. Exercise reduces both the rate of falling (the number of falls a person experiences within a specified period) and the risk of falling (the fraction of people in a group who fall over time). Exercise may also reduce fall-related injuries, such as the risk

Handbook of Non-Drug interventions (HANDI)2014

126. Fall prevention strategies for adults in outpatient programs: clinical evidence and guidelines

Fall prevention strategies for adults in outpatient programs: clinical evidence and guidelines Fall prevention strategies for adults in outpatient programs: clinical evidence and guidelines Fall prevention strategies for adults in outpatient programs: clinical evidence and guidelines CADTH Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation (...) CADTH. Fall prevention strategies for adults in outpatient programs: clinical evidence and guidelines. Ottawa: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH). Rapid Response. 2014 Authors' conclusions Three non-randomized studies were identified regarding fall prevention strategies for adults in outpatient programs. Final publication URL Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Accidental Falls; Adult; Ambulatory Cares; Outpatients Language Published English Country

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.2014

127. Cost-utility analysis of a shock-absorbing floor intervention to prevent injuries from falls in hospital wards for older people

Cost-utility analysis of a shock-absorbing floor intervention to prevent injuries from falls in hospital wards for older people Cost-utility analysis of a shock-absorbing floor intervention to prevent injuries from falls in hospital wards for older people Cost-utility analysis of a shock-absorbing floor intervention to prevent injuries from falls in hospital wards for older people Latimer N, Dixon S, Drahota AK, Severs M Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation (...) that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. CRD summary This study evaluated the cost-effectiveness of a shock-absorbing floor to prevent injury from falls, in older people in hospital. The authors concluded that the floor was likely to be cost-effective, but research was required into whether it increased the rate

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2013

128. The effect of fall prevention exercise programmes on fall induced injuries in community dwelling older adults: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

The effect of fall prevention exercise programmes on fall induced injuries in community dwelling older adults: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials The effect of fall prevention exercise programmes on fall induced injuries in community dwelling older adults: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials The effect of fall prevention exercise programmes on fall induced injuries in community dwelling older adults: systematic review and meta (...) -analysis of randomised controlled trials El-Khoury F, Cassou B, Charles MA, Dargent-Molina P CRD summary This review concluded that fall-prevention exercise interventions have a positive effect on prevention of fall-related injuries in older community dwelling people, including the most severe falls and those that result in medical care. There were some limitations of the evidence but the authors' conclusions appear reasonable and their recommendations for further research seem appropriate. Authors

DARE.2013

129. The impact of first- and second-eye cataract surgery on injurious falls that require hospitalisation: a whole-population study

The impact of first- and second-eye cataract surgery on injurious falls that require hospitalisation: a whole-population study 24192250 2014 04 29 2014 11 21 2014 04 29 1468-2834 43 3 2014 May Age and ageing Age Ageing The impact of first- and second-eye cataract surgery on injurious falls that require hospitalisation: a whole-population study. 341-6 10.1093/ageing/aft177 cataract is a leading cause of reversible vision impairment and may increase falls in older adults. to assess the risk (...) of an injury due to a fall among adults aged 60+, 2 years before first-eye cataract surgery, between first-eye surgery and second-eye surgery and 2 years after second-eye surgery. a retrospective cohort study. Western Australian Hospital Morbidity Data System and the Western Australian Death Registry. there were 28,396 individuals aged 60+ years who underwent bilateral cataract surgery in Western Australia between 2001 and 2008. Poisson regression analysis based on generalised estimating equations compared

EvidenceUpdates2013

130. Cost effectiveness of patient education for the prevention of falls in hospital: economic evaluation from a randomized controlled trial

Cost effectiveness of patient education for the prevention of falls in hospital: economic evaluation from a randomized controlled trial Cost effectiveness of patient education for the prevention of falls in hospital: economic evaluation from a randomized controlled trial Cost effectiveness of patient education for the prevention of falls in hospital: economic evaluation from a randomized controlled trial Haines TP, Hill AM, Hill KD, Brauer SG, Hoffmann T, Etherton-Beer C, McPhail SM Record (...) Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. CRD summary This study evaluated the cost-effectiveness of an intensive multimedia patient education programme to prevent falls, for cognitively intact hospital in-patients, aged over 60 years. The authors

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2013

131. Multicasuality of falls and the role of drugs

Multicasuality of falls and the role of drugs Volumen 21. DTB: Vol 21, No 2. April - May 2013 - navarra.es Castellano | Euskara | Français | English Use the search tool! Search engine : : : : : : : : DTB: Vol 21, No 2. April - May 2013 DTB: Vol 21, No 2. April - May 2013 Content tools Share it Multicasuality of falls and the role of drugs Falls are especially frequent at the extreme ages of life. In elderly people they usually involve important morbidity, loss in quality of life and ultimately (...) , increase in mortality. Some medications are associated with an increase in the incidence of falls in the elderly (especially benzodiazepines, other hypnotics, antidepressants, or antipsychotics). Prudence when prescribing is paramount. Only a few interventions have proven effective. Adapted exercises for each individual, and a multifactorial approach including precautionary withdrawal of some medication should be considered. Enviar comentario You can send us a comment or suggestion and we will respond

Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin of Navarre (Spain)2013

132. Scales for assessing inpatients' risk of accidental falls

Scales for assessing inpatients' risk of accidental falls Scales for assessing inpatients' risk of accidental falls Scales for assessing inpatients' risk of accidental falls Mitchell MD, Anderson BJ, Goldmann D, Trotta RL, Umscheid CA Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Mitchell MD, Anderson BJ, Goldmann D, Trotta RL, Umscheid CA. Scales (...) for assessing inpatients' risk of accidental falls. Philadelphia: Center for Evidence-based Practice (CEP). 2013 Final publication URL Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Accidental Fallss; Inpatients; Risk Assessment Language Published English Country of organisation United States English summary An English language summary is available. Address for correspondence Center for Evidence-based Practice, University of Pennsylvania Health System, 3535 Market St. Suite 50, Philadelphia PA 19104

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.2013

133. After stroke: the Cinderella of falls prevention research

After stroke: the Cinderella of falls prevention research After stroke: the Cinderella of falls prevention research | Evidently Cochrane sharing the latest Cochrane Reviews Search Main menu Post navigation by Key message: There is a lack of evidence on interventions which aim to prevent falls in people after they have had a stroke. This is in contrast to good evidence on some effective preventive measures for older people living in the community. It’s Age UK’s annual this week, with an emphasis (...) this year on healthy feet. The excellent review from the Cochrane on preventing falls in older people living in the community , which we blogged about when it was updated last autumn, has useful evidence on a range of strategies to prevent falls, including some relating to feet! Using an anti-slip shoe device reduced falls in icy conditions, while adding foot and ankle exercises to regular podiatry for people with disabling foot pain also reduced falls. Another review, also updated last autumn, found

Evidently Cochrane2013

134. Discriminative ability and predictive validity of the timed up and go test in identifying older people who fall: systematic review and meta-analysis

Discriminative ability and predictive validity of the timed up and go test in identifying older people who fall: systematic review and meta-analysis Discriminative ability and predictive validity of the Timed Up and Go test in identifying older people who fall: systematic review and meta-analysis Discriminative ability and predictive validity of the Timed Up and Go test in identifying older people who fall: systematic review and meta-analysis Schoene D, Wu SM, Mikolaizak AS, Menant JC, Smith ST (...) of the Timed Up and Go functional mobility test in identifying older people at risk of falling. Searching PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) were searched from inception to September 2011 for publications in Dutch, English, French or German. Search terms were reported. Reference lists of included studies and reviews were searched manually. Study selection Eligible studies were randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and prospective or retrospective cohort

DARE.2013

135. A pragmatic study of the predictive values of the Morse falls score

A pragmatic study of the predictive values of the Morse falls score 23669562 2013 06 18 2013 10 17 2013 06 18 1468-2834 42 4 2013 Jul Age and ageing Age Ageing A pragmatic study of the predictive values of the Morse falls score. 462-8 10.1093/ageing/aft049 inpatient falls are an important safety challenge, with around half causing physical injuries that compromise the recovery of older, frailer patients. Falls risk scores are in widespread use, but validation studies of their predictive values (...) are few. to assess the predictive values of the Morse falls score (MFS) in an acute general hospital. age, admitting speciality, MFS, and any falls in the subsequent 7 days were collected in April 2011 through case note review and incident reporting systems. a total of 467 inpatients were included in the study; 51% were aged 75+ years; 56% had an MFS ≥25; 23% had an MFS ≥55; 28 fell. An MFS ≥25 was not significantly better than chance in the total sample or in any subgroups considered (YI: -0.01

EvidenceUpdates2013

136. Falls prevention interventions for community-dwelling older persons with cognitive impairment: a systematic review

Falls prevention interventions for community-dwelling older persons with cognitive impairment: a systematic review Falls prevention interventions for community-dwelling older persons with cognitive impairment: a systematic review Falls prevention interventions for community-dwelling older persons with cognitive impairment: a systematic review Winter H, Watt K, Peel NM CRD summary The authors concluded that the diversity of the interventions, study designs, populations, and quality (...) of the included studies led to conflicting evidence and inconclusive results for fall prevention interventions in this complex population. These conclusions reflect the evidence presented and appear reliable. Authors' objectives To evaluate interventions designed to reduce falls in community-dwelling cognitively impaired older adults. Searching Five databases (including MEDLINE and The Cochrane Library) were searched from 1980 up to September 2011 for publications in English. Search terms were reported

DARE.2013

137. Fall prevention in community-dwelling older adults.

Fall prevention in community-dwelling older adults. CLINICAL QUESTION: Which types of interventions reduce falls in older people living in the community? BOTTOM LINE: Fall-prevention exercise programs, usually including muscle strengthening and balance retraining, were associated with lower fall rates in community-dwelling older people whether or not individuals were selected on the basis of fall risk. Home safety interventions, vitamin D supplementation in people with lower vitamin D levels (...) , and individually targeted multifactorial interventions were associated with fewer falls in community-dwelling people with risk factors for falling.

JAMA2013

138. Inpatient fall prevention programs as a patient safety strategy: a systematic review

Inpatient fall prevention programs as a patient safety strategy: a systematic review Inpatient fall prevention programs as a patient safety strategy: a systematic review Inpatient fall prevention programs as a patient safety strategy: a systematic review Miake-Lye IM, Hempel S, Ganz DA, Shekelle PG CRD summary This update to four reviews concluded that in-patient multi-component programmes were effective in reducing falls, and several components were consistently associated with successful (...) implementation. The structure of this review did not allow a comprehensive critical appraisal of the evidence, but given the results of the previous pooled analyses, the conclusion is likely to be reliable. Authors' objectives To update systematic reviews evaluating the benefits and harms of falls prevention programmes, for in-patients in the acute care setting, and to assess the factors associated with their implementation. Searching The included studies of four systematic reviews were examined as a basis

DARE.2013

140. The effectiveness of physical therapist-administered group-based exercise on fall prevention: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials

The effectiveness of physical therapist-administered group-based exercise on fall prevention: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials The effectiveness of physical therapist-administered group-based exercise on fall prevention: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials The effectiveness of physical therapist-administered group-based exercise on fall prevention: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials Martin JT, Wolf A, Moore JL, Rolenz E, DiNinno A, Reneker JC (...) CRD summary This review concluded that preliminary evidence suggests that group-based exercise is effective for falls prevention, quality of life enhancement and balance improvement in older adults, with comparable results to home exercise programmes. Limitations of the small evidence base and review methodology/reporting and the generally small magnitude of effects observed suggest that these conclusions may be overstated. Authors' objectives To evaluate the effectiveness of physical

DARE.2013