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Pharmacy Choice - Pharmaceutical News - Findings from Xavier Bichat Hospital Yields New Data on Hip Fracture (Visual Impairment and Hip Fractures: A Case-Control Study in Elderly Patients) - December 19, 2018

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 1/5/15 - Findings from Xavier Bichat Hospital Yields New Data on Hip Fracture (Visual Impairment and Hip Fractures: A Case-Control Study in Elderly Patients)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Pain & Central Nervous System Week A new study on Hip Fracture is now available. According to news reporting originating from Paris, France, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "To investigate the relationship between visual impairment and fall-related hip fracture and to determine the etiology of visual impairment in a population of elderly patients with hip fracture. A case-control study compared 96 patients diagnosed with hip fracture to a randomly selected control group of 103 patients without hip fracture."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Xavier Bichat Hospital, "Inclusion criteria for the case group were as follows: patients aged 60 years and over with a hip fracture. Clinical assessment included visual acuity and ophthalmic examination. Forty-three patients with hip fracture had a visual impairment compared to only 12 patients in the control group. Visual impairment was a significant risk factor for hip fracture (OR = 6.15; 95% CI 2.98-12.69). Twenty-seven hip fracture patients had an uncorrected refractive error compared to only 15 controls (OR = 2.78; 95% CI 0.92-8.35). There was no significant difference of dense cataract between both groups (OR = 2.28; 95% CI 0.75-6.93). Fourteen hip fracture patients had a macular degeneration compared to only 8 controls (OR = 5.63; 95% CI 1.57-20.18), and 10 patients had suspicion of glaucoma compared to only 5 controls (OR = 10.65; 95% CI 2.21-51.3). Visual impairment was significantly associated with an increased risk of hip fracture in elderly people."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "There are many etiologies that may contribute to hip fractures, most notably refractive error, cataract, macular degeneration and glaucoma."

For more information on this research see: Visual Impairment and Hip Fractures: A Case-Control Study in Elderly Patients. Ophthalmic Research, 2014;52(4):212-216. Ophthalmic Research can be contacted at: Karger, Allschwilerstrasse 10, Ch-4009 Basel, Switzerland. (Karger -; Ophthalmic Research -

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting P. Loriaut, Hopital Xavier Bichat, Dept. of Orthoped, Paris, France. Additional authors for this research include P. Loriaut, P. Boyer, P. Massin and I. Cochereau (see also Hip Fracture).

Keywords for this news article include: Paris, France, Europe, Hip Fractures, Risk and Prevention

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