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EuGMS Task and Finish group on Fall-Risk-Increasing Drugs (FRIDs): Position on Knowledge Dissemination, Management, and Future Research

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Falls are a major public health concern in the older population, and certain medication classes are a signifcant risk factor for falls. However, knowledge is lacking among both physicians and older people, including caregivers, concerning the role of medication as a risk factor. In the present statement, the European Geriatric Medicine Society (EuGMS) Task and Finish group on fall-risk-increasing drugs (FRIDs), in collaboration with the EuGMS Special Interest group on Pharmacology and the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) Geriatric Medicine Section, outlines its position regarding knowledge dissemination on medication-related falls in older people across Europe. The EuGMS Task and Finish group is developing educational materials to facilitate knowledge dissemination for healthcare professionals and older people. In addition, steps in primary prevention through judicious prescribing, deprescribing of FRIDs (withdrawal and dose reduction), and gaps in current research are outlined in this position paper.
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fall-risk-increasing drugs, older people

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Seppala, L. J., N. van der Velde, T. Masud, H. Blain, Mirko Petrovic, T. J. van der Cammen, K. Szczerbińska, et al. 2019. “EuGMS Task and Finish Group on Fall-Risk-Increasing Drugs (FRIDs): Position on Knowledge Dissemination, Management, and Future Research.” European Geriatric Medicine.
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Seppala, L. J., van der Velde, N., Masud, T., Blain, H., Petrovic, M., van der Cammen, T. J., Szczerbińska, K., et al. (2019). EuGMS Task and Finish group on Fall-Risk-Increasing Drugs (FRIDs): Position on Knowledge Dissemination, Management, and Future Research. European Geriatric Medicine.
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Seppala LJ, van der Velde N, Masud T, Blain H, Petrovic M, van der Cammen TJ, et al. EuGMS Task and Finish group on Fall-Risk-Increasing Drugs (FRIDs): Position on Knowledge Dissemination, Management, and Future Research. European Geriatric Medicine. Springer Nature; 2019;
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Seppala, L. J. et al. “EuGMS Task and Finish Group on Fall-Risk-Increasing Drugs (FRIDs): Position on Knowledge Dissemination, Management, and Future Research.” European Geriatric Medicine (2019): n. pag. Print.
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  abstract     = {Falls are a major public health concern in the older population, and certain medication classes are a signifcant risk factor
for falls. However, knowledge is lacking among both physicians and older people, including caregivers, concerning the role of medication as a risk factor. In the present statement, the European Geriatric Medicine Society (EuGMS) Task and Finish group on fall-risk-increasing drugs (FRIDs), in collaboration with the EuGMS Special Interest group on Pharmacology and the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) Geriatric Medicine Section, outlines its position regarding knowledge dissemination on medication-related falls in older people across Europe. The EuGMS Task and Finish group is developing educational materials to facilitate knowledge dissemination for healthcare professionals and older people. In addition, steps in primary prevention through judicious prescribing, deprescribing of FRIDs (withdrawal and dose reduction), and gaps in current research are outlined in this position paper.},
  author       = {Seppala, L. J. and van der Velde, N. and Masud, T. and Blain, H. and Petrovic, Mirko and van der Cammen, T. J. and Szczerbi\'{n}ska, K. and Hartikainen, S. and Kenny, R. A. and Ryg, J. and Eklund, P. and Topinkov{\'a}, E. and Mair, A. and Laflamme, L. and Thaler, H. and Bahat, G. and Guti{\'e}rrez-Valencia, M. and Caballero-Mora, MA and Landi, F. and Emmelot-Vonk, M. H. and Cherubini, A. and Baeyens, J. P. and Correa-P{\'e}rez, A. and Gudmundsson, A. and Marengoni, A. and O{\textquoteright}Mahony, D. and Parekh, N. and Pisa, F. E. and Rajkumar, C. and Wehling, M. and Ziere, G.},
  issn         = {1878-7657},
  journal      = {European Geriatric Medicine},
  publisher    = {Springer Nature},
  title        = {EuGMS Task and Finish group on Fall-Risk-Increasing Drugs (FRIDs): Position on Knowledge Dissemination, Management, and Future Research},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s41999-019-00162-8},
  year         = {2019},
}

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