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FALLS AMONG THE ELDERLY WITH CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE: A LOOK AT THE PROBLEM

Correia L.L.1, Prashchayeu K.I.2
1. «Belgorod National Research University», Belgorod, Russia
2. Research Medical Center"Gerontology", Moscow, Russia
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Summary:
The article is devoted to the problem of association of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with falls. The available results of clinical and epidemiological studies have shown that COPD occupies one of the leading places in the structure of diseases in elderly and senile patients. The relevance of COPD as a nosology is its heterogeneity; i.e. its effects on many systems of the body distant from the lungs; COPD is accompanied by a wide range of functional limitations among them risks associated with the development of falls, which occupy a large portion. In addition, COPD in older people is often a component of polymorbidity pathology. As a result, the elderly with COPD may have an increased risk of falls in comparison with their healthy peers. This literature review is evident that further research is needed to determine the incidence of falls and specific risk factors of falls in older people with COPD. It is also important to develop falls risk screening methods and its prevention in the specified patient population.
Keywords chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, downs syndrome, elderly age

Bibliographic reference:
Correia L.L., Prashchayeu K.I., FALLS AMONG THE ELDERLY WITH CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE: A LOOK AT THE PROBLEM // «GERONTOLOGY» Scientific Journal. - 2013. - №1;
URL: http://www.gerontology.su/magazines?textEn=92 (date of access: 18.11.2017).

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