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EAN 2021 | Movement disorders: interventions to reduce acute hospital admission due to falls

Diego Santos-García, MD, PhD, Coruña University Hospital, Coruña, Spain, discusses potential intervention strategies to reduce the risk of acute hospital admissions due to falls in patients with movement disorders. Motor and non-motor symptoms may be used to identify those patients at highest risk, these symptoms may then be targeted to reduce the risk of falling, e.g., the time that patients with motor fluctuations spend in the ‘off’ state can be reduced. Determining the cause of past falls may also help to devise intervention strategies. It may be beneficial to conduct trials investigating the effect of different approaches to reduce falls on acute hospitalizations in patients with movement disorders. This interview took place during the European Academy of Neurology 2021 congress.

Disclosures

Dr Santos-García reports the following disclosures:
Honoraria for educational presentations and advice service by Abbvie, UCB Pharma, Lundbeck, KRKA, Zambon, Bial, Italfarmaco, and Teva.