High parathyroid hormone levels are associated with poor balance in older persons: A cross-sectional study
Natasha Aparecida Grande de Franca, Lavanya Srinivasa Murthy, Steven Phu, Elizabeth Liberts, Sara Vogrin, Ligia Araujo Martini, Gustavo Duque
MATURITAS | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2019
OBJECTIVES: A high level of parathyroid hormone (PTH) was recently identified as a risk factor for falling. As balance instability is one of the major risk factors for falls, we aimed to investigate whether high PTH concentrations are associated with poor balance in older persons. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study with 127 community-dwelling older adults (75% female), aged 65-96 years, at the Falls and Fracture Clinic, Western Health-Sunshine Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. Patients with clinical conditions that could affect balance (e.g. Meniere's disease), denosumab users, and those with advanced kidney failure were excluded. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: We assessed dynamic balance by timed "u..View full abstract
Awarded by Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)
The author Natasha Aparecida Grande de Franca was supported by Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) [grant number 2018/03903-5]. No funder had input into the content of this study.