Huang, Allen R.

Medication-Related Falls in Older People

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Table of contents

Part I. Background

1. Introduction
Allen R. Huang, Louise Mallet

2. The Aging Population and Falls: Consequences and Costs
Paula M. Horsley, Allen R. Huang

3. Falls Count and Counting Falls: Making Sense of Data About Falls
Nancy E. Mayo, Sabrina M. Figueiredo

Part II. Drugs and Falls: Why Are Older People at Risk?

4. Polypharmacy
Susan K. Bowles

5. Pharmacology of Drugs in Aging
Louise Mallet

6. Age-Related Physical and Physiologic Changes and Comorbidities in Older People: Association with Falls
Gustavo Duque

7. Adverse Events and Falls
Shirley C. C. Huang, Alan J. Forster

8. Risk Factors for Falls in the Elderly
E. Kwan, S. Straus, J. Holroyd-Leduc

Part III. Medications Associated with Falls in the Elderly

9. Psychotropic Drugs
Andrea Iaboni, Benoit H. Mulsant

10. Benzodiazepines
Annemie Somers, Mirko Petrovic

11. Drugs for Degenerative Neurologic Conditions: Antiparkinson Medications, Cholinesterase Inhibitors, and Memantine
Geneviève Lemay

12. Antihypertensives and Cardiovascular Medications
Rebecca L. Salbu, Rosanne M. Leipzig, Fred C. Ko

13. Glucose Control Medications
Louise Mallet

Part IV. Management of Medication-Related Falls

14. Inappropriate Medications and Risk of Falls in Older Adults
Jennifer Greene Naples, Joseph T. Hanlon, Christine M. Ruby, Susan L. Greenspan

15. Identifying Explicit Criteria for the Prevention of Falls
Denis Curtin, Stephen Byrne, Denis O’Mahony

16. Approach to Medication Reviews in Older Adults
Derek Dyks

17. Withdrawal of Fall Risk-Increasing Drugs
Nathalie Velde, Tischa J. M. Cammen

18. Benzodiazepine Withdrawal in the Elderly: A Practical Approach
Louise Mallet

19. Role of Information and Communication Technologies
Allen R. Huang

20. A Novel Personalized Fall Risk Calculator: A Prototype for Improving the Safety of Prescribing Through Computerized Decision Support
Robyn Tamblyn

21. Future Directions
Allen R. Huang

Keywords: Medicine & Public Health, Geriatrics/Gerontology, Pharmacology/Toxicology, General Practice / Family Medicine

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