HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Medication use linked to farmers' injuries

Older farmers are at high risk for injury when they stop taking prescribed pain medications, shows a study done in part by the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada.

A case review of farmers aged 66 and older in Alberta, Canada, revealed some previously unknown relationships may exist between the use of pain medications and subsequent injury. For instance, when farmers stopped taking prescribed pain or anti-inflammatory medications within the 30 days prior to the date of injury, there was a higher risk of getting hurt while working on the farm. The injuries included falls, being struck by an object, or wounds inflicted while working with farm machinery or livestock

By linking data from various health and agricultural registries, the researchers identified 8,129 male farmers aged 66 or older. In that group, 282 suffered farm-related injuries related to how they used their pain medication.

Researchers were able to identify several possible reasons for this, said Dr. Don Voaklander, one of the study's authors and a professor of Public Health Sciences at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. Queens University also worked on the study.

"The first is that pain, unmasked when they stop using medication, distracts the farmer when he's doing his work. This means less attention to the task at hand. A second possibility involves limitations on mobility for farmers who are in pain or who are guarding their movements as a result of pain." Third, those who use pain medication may be experiencing withdrawal symptoms that again may be distracting in a dynamic work environment.

Researchers also discovered that incontinence and urinary tract disorders were linked to injury, as farmers were likely distracted by the discomfort.

Physicians and urologists treating dynamic older working people such as farmers may want to reinforce with their patients, the importance of recovering from injury before taking on stre
'"/>

Contact: Bev Betkowski
beverly.betkowski@ualberta.ca
780-492-3808
University of Alberta
7-Jul-2006


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Medication does not appear to offer benefit for certain heart attack patients undergoing PCI
2. Medication errors affect childrens leukemia treatment
3. Medication may promote opening of arteries following stroke
4. IOM Advisory: Preventing Medication Errors News Conference on July 20
5. Medication plus oral contraceptive may improve female pattern hair loss
6. Medication reduces risk of adverse events for patients with acute coronary syndromes undergoing PCI
7. Medications that lower blood pressure linked to reduced risk of Alzheimers disease
8. Medication shows modest benefit in reducing weight, improving HDL, triglyceride levels
9. Medication plus beta-blocker helps prevent shocks from implantable cardioverter defibrillator
10. Medications and cough syrups may cause cavities
11. Medication reduces risk of heart irregularities after cardiac surgery

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/22/2019)... ... May 22, 2019 , ... ... Solutions LLC is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 ... business awards programs in the U.S., the program recognizes entrepreneurs and leaders of ...
(Date:5/22/2019)... , ... May 22, 2019 , ... There are over ... 450,000 people are living with MS today and 10,000 new cases are diagnosed each ... critical today than ever. , MS is difficult to diagnose and manage due to ...
(Date:5/22/2019)... LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) , ... May 22, 2019 , ... ... Anne Marie Dubois. The fashion expert and creator shares seven ways for women to ... Alongside fashion, The Power of Color combines spirituality, music, and dancing to further self-expression. ...
(Date:5/21/2019)... Calif. (PRWEB) , ... May 21, 2019 , ... ... Data for Interoperability[1], mandated by the 2015 21st Century Cure Act[2], calls for ... required for all electronic health records. The American Medical Informatics Association; however, recommends ...
(Date:5/21/2019)... ... 21, 2019 , ... Cieplak Dental Excellence dentist and founder, ... the ability of orthodontics treatments like Invisalign® to improve the aesthetics ... with crooked teeth interested in straightening them, to receive a personalized consultation at ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/22/2019)... ... , ... The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP), ... Walk in conjunction with the Drug Information Association (DIA) at the DIA 2019 Global ... millions of “Medical Heroes” who have given the gift of participating in clinical trials. ...
(Date:5/22/2019)... ... 22, 2019 , ... Today OpsCompass, a leading SaaS-based cloud ... This new location strengthens OpsCompass presence in the area and offers a new ... the public cloud. This expansion is in response to the region-wide increased demand ...
(Date:5/21/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... May 21, 2019 , ... ... for the treatment of cardiometabolic diseases, today announced an upcoming poster presentation of ... New Orleans. The presentation will include data on the reduction of health ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: