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DRUG-RELATED FALLS IN THE ELDERLY: THE CONTRIBUTION OF ANTIHYPERTENSIVE DRUGS

DOI: https://doi.org/10.29296/25877305-2019-01-15
Issue: 
1
Year: 
2019

V. Shalygin; E. Ilyina; I. Sinitsina, MD; M. Savelyeva, MD; Professor D. Sychev, MD, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Russian Medical Academy of Continuing Professional Education, Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow

The given clinical case of a 78-year-old female patient who has fallen and has several contributory factors to falls demonstrates the possibility of predicting these falls, as shown by a pharmacological audit.

Keywords: 
falls
elderly patients
drugs that can increase risk of falls
β-blockers
angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors
diuretics
polypragmasia
clinical and pharmacological audit
Bierce criteria
STOPP criteria
anticholinergic cognitive burden scale
online drug interaction checker Drugs.com



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