Flashcards in Falls Deck (14):
chronic alcohol affecting falls how?
wenicke's -Korsacoff psychosis
Vitamin D affecting falls how?
Bone and Muscle strength
T-scores and Z-scores for bone density, why want to know Z-scores?
secondary causes of osteoporosis
why cholinesterase inhibitors do ECG?
increase ACh, on SA node
typical MMSE decline for alzheimer's per year?
3 points per year
positive romberg means?
proprioception decline, NOT cerebellum
falls excludes what?
neurological causes like stroke, heart condition
most common cause of fainting in elderly person?
postural hypotension from meds
in elderly person, faint or fall more likely?
fall more likely
what is "long lie?"
period between fall and getting help
hot fall vs. cold fall?
hot: more extrinsic factors
cold: more intrinsic factors
levo-dopa can cause what for falls?
what reduces falls?