Fall prevention needed in multiple sclerosis patients

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Fall prevention needed in multiple sclerosis patients

Postby MSUK » Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:35 am


Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) are at increased risk for fractures, particularly those related to falls, a study shows.

The highest risk was for hip fracture, being elevated fourfold in patients with MS, relative to controls, after accounting for confounders. The risk was raised a significant 4.61-fold for fractures related to falls and a nonsignificant 2.76-fold for those not linked to falls.

"Fracture risk assessment may be indicated in patients with MS," Frank de Vries (Utrecht University, the Netherlands) and colleagues remark in Neurology.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/3470
MS-UK - http://www.ms-uk.org/
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