VIDEO: Infections Possible Cause for Falls
Farrin Manian, MD, discusses a retrospective study looking at patients presenting with a fall who also had a co-existing systemic infection. Obstacles and poor eyesight get blamed.
The existing literature on infections and falls mostly focuses on the elderly, usually in institutions and often suffering from dementia. But the records of patients presenting with a fall at Dr. Manian’s institution from 2000 through 2014 suggest it’s much broader than that.