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Gait disorders are associated with non-cardiovascular falls in elderly people: a preliminary study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Geriatrics, December 2005
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Title
Gait disorders are associated with non-cardiovascular falls in elderly people: a preliminary study
Published in
BMC Geriatrics, December 2005
DOI 10.1186/1471-2318-5-15
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Authors

Manuel Montero-Odasso, Marcelo Schapira, Gustavo Duque, Enrique R Soriano, Roberto Kaplan, Luis A Camera

Abstract

The association between unexplained falls and cardiovascular causes is increasingly recognized. Neurally mediated cardiovascular disorders and hypotensive syndromes are found in almost 20 percent of the patients with unexplained falls. However, the approach to these patients remains unclear. Gait assessment might be an interesting approach to these patients as clinical observations suggests that those with cardiovascular or hypotensive causes may not manifest obvious gait alterations. Our primary objective is to analyze the association between gait disorders and a non-cardiovascular cause of falls in patients with unexplained falls. A second objective is to test the sensitivity and specificity of a gait assessment approach for detecting non-cardiovascular causes when compared with intrinsic-extrinsic classification.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 57 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
Unknown 56 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 19%
Researcher 10 18%
Student > Master 9 16%
Student > Bachelor 6 11%
Student > Postgraduate 4 7%
Other 10 18%
Unknown 7 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 12 21%
Engineering 8 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 14%
Neuroscience 5 9%
Computer Science 3 5%
Other 8 14%
Unknown 13 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 June 2009.
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#3,591,701
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Outputs from BMC Geriatrics
#694
of 1,230 outputs
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#78,914
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Geriatrics
#1
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