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    High-risk medicines in high-risk patients?

    Muscle relaxants and antihistamines in elderly patients cause more than a two-fold increase in hospitalization rates, raising questions over the benefits of these high-risk medicines in a frail population.

    BMC Geriatrics 2015, 15:2
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    What guides antibiotic prescriptions?

    Non-rational factors such as perceived risk, patients’ expectations and influence of others seem to guide antibiotic prescribing more than standard considerations on resistance or guidelines.

    BMC Geriatrics 2014, 14:136
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    Long-term repercussions of a fall

    For people older than 75 years, experiencing a severe fall leads to a three-fold fold higher risk for a new fall and related injuries within the next five years.

    BMC Geriatrics 2014, 14:120
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