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Reduction of diuretics and analysis of water and muscle volumes to prevent falls and fall‐related fractures in older adults

Physical medicine and Rehabilitation
Author
Okada K et al.
Used Parameters : BMI, ECW, ICW, FFM, BFM

Publication Year : 2016

Country : Japan

Journal : GERIATRICS & GERONTOLOGY INTERNATIONAL

Aim In an attempt to decrease the incidence of falls and fall‐related fractures at a special geriatric nursing home, we endeavored to reduce diuretic doses, and examined the relationship between the effectiveness of this approach with the body compositions and activities of daily living of the study cohort. Methods We enrolled 93 participants living in the community, 60 residents of an intermediate geriatric nursing home and 50 residents of the 100‐bed K andayama Y asuragien special geriatric nursing home. We recorded body …
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