Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Preparation H And Inch Lost

What laboratory tests are recommended in the elderly by repeated falls?

An elderly person who makes repeated falls should receive a clinical assessment and specific paraclinical followed by support adapted.

The French Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology issued, with the help of the HAS, specific recommendations on this. The general principle is the search for risk factors by various apporches including the prescription of a biological assessment:
- Serum electrolytes (hyponatremia search)
- dosage of vitamin D
- Bloodlines case Call signs of anemia
- HbA1c in elderly diabetic (hypoglycemic episodes?).

Among the recommended interventions that allow prevent complications of falls include:
- a dietary calcium intake of 1 to 1.5 g / day,
- if vitamin D deficiency , a daily intake of at least 800 IU.

Bioclinical yours.


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