Nonmotor predictors of Parkinson's dementia revealed
Researchers have identified nonmotor and nondopaminergic motor features that predict incident dementia in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). These include orthostatic hypotension, impaired colour vision and REM sleep behaviour disorder (RBD), ...
News-Medical.net - Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:11



Preventing falls in older people
Postural hypotension, which can cause patients to lose consciousness and fall, is more common in older people and is estimated to affect up to 30% of those aged over 65 years, up to 60% of Parkinson's disease sufferers and up to 70% of nursing home ...
The Pharmaceutical Journal - Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:45

Healthy Geezer
There's another form of low blood pressure called “postural hypotension” that affects some people when they stand up. Also called “orthostatic hypotension,” this is especially common in older adults who are more likely to use high blood pressure drugs.
Cape Gazette - Sat, 11 Oct 2014 06:52



Brynn Duncan Is Allergic to the World -- And She's Still Managing to Make It A ...
Sometimes, POTS is paired with Postural Orthostatic Hypotension, which is similar but involves a drop in your blood pressure upon standing that can cause you to faint. We all, at times, have experienced dizziness if we stand suddenly after sitting for ...
Huffington Post - Thu, 09 Oct 2014 07:15

FDA Approves Abuse Deterrent Labeling for EMBEDA® (morphine sulfate and ...
EMBEDA may cause severe hypotension including orthostatic hypotension and syncope in ambulatory patients. There is an increased risk in patients whose ability to maintain blood pressure has already been compromised by a reduced blood volume or ...
Rock Hill Herald (press release) - Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:37

Roach: Artery blockage one more reason to quit smoking
Answer: This actually is a very common problem, with at least half of people undergoing orthopedic surgery having some orthostatic hypotension (a lowering of blood pressure upon sitting or standing) immediately after surgery. You have had a very ...
LubbockOnline.com - Mon, 08 Sep 2014 16:03

Purdue Pharma L.P. Commercially Launches Recently Approved 7.5 mcg/hour ...
STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Purdue Pharma L.P. announced the U.S. commercial launch of the new 7.5 mcg/hour dosage strength of Butrans® (buprenorphine) Transdermal System CIII. Five strengths of Butrans are now available: 5 ...
PR Newswire (press release) - Thu, 09 Oct 2014 06:07

BioDelivery Sciences to Provide BUNAVAIL Launch Update
Like other opioids (e.g., heroin, methadone, oxycodone, morphine), BUNAVAIL may produce orthostatic hypotension ('dizzy spells') in ambulatory individuals. Common side effects of BUNAVAIL include headache, drug withdrawal syndrome, lethargy (lack of ...
MarketWatch - Mon, 06 Oct 2014 16:50


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