The association between unexplained falls and cardiac arrhythmias: a scoping literature review

20/12/2018

Source: Australian Critical Care

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Date of publication: 9 November 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this study is to determine the association between cardiac arrhythmias and unexplained falls in older adults presenting to the ED and to identify the processes for cardiac screening in patients presenting to the ED after an unexplained fall.

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Preventing emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalisations of older adults with cognitive impairment compared with the general senior population: what do we know about avoidable incidents? Results from a scoping review

16/05/2018

Source: BMJOpen

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Date of publication: 17th April 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study aimed to synthetise the actual knowledge concerning these incidents leading this population to ED
presentation, as well as possible preventive measures to reduce them.

 Length of publication: 11 pages

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A scoping review of home modification interventions – Mapping the evidence base

11/04/2018

Source: Indoor and Built Environment

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Date of publication: February 28, 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study looks into how housing improvements can directly impact health and care outcomes is an increasingly important area of trans-disciplinary research.

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The effects of haptic input on biomechanical and neurophysiological parameters of walking

15/09/2017

Source: Gait and Posture, 2107, Vol 58 p. 232-239

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Date of publication: October 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Walking requires sensorimotor integration to be successful. Adding haptic input via light touch or anchors has been shown to improve standing balance, but its effects on walking are not clear. This scoping review summarises the current evidence for haptic input on walking in adults. Results show that adding haptic input changes walking behaviour. In particular, there is an immediate reduction in variability of gait step parameters and whole body stability, as well as a decrease in lower limb muscle activity. However, more investigation is needed.

Length of publication: 7 pages

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