Initially presented as an abstract at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April 13, 2010.
Article first published online: 28 JUN 2012
Copyright © 2012 Movement Disorder Society
Volume 27, Issue 11, pages 1440–1442, 15 September 2012
How to Cite
Bhattacharya, R. K., Dubinsky, R. M., Lai, S. M. and Dubinsky, H. (2012), Is there an increased risk of hip fracture in Parkinson's disease? A nationwide inpatient sample. Mov. Disord., 27: 1440–1442. doi: 10.1002/mds.25073
Relevant conflicts of interest/financial disclosures: Dr. Bhattacharya is a promotional speaker for Novartis and Amgen.
Full financial disclosures and author roles may be found in the online version of this article.
- Issue published online: 21 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 28 JUN 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 8 MAY 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 29 APR 2012
- Manuscript Received: 18 NOV 2011
- hip fracture;
- nationwide inpatient sample;
- Parkinson's disease;
The aim of this study was to determine whether people with Parkinson's disease (PD) are overrepresented in a national cohort of hip-fracture admissions.
Frequent falls, combined with a higher rate of osteoporosis in people with PD, should lead to an increased risk of hip fracture.
This work was a retrospective cohort analysis from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 1988 to 2007, a stratified sample of 20% of U.S. hospital admissions. Admissions with a primary diagnosis of acute hip fracture were identified, as was a subset with a secondary diagnosis of PD.
A total of 3.63% of 1,066,404 hip-fracture admissions had PD. When compared to the population of prevalence among patients with hip fracture, the prevalence of PD was up to 4.48 times (95% confidence interval [CI]: 4.46, 4.49) more than predicted, and when adjusted for gender and age, it was 4.02 (95% CI: 4.00, 4.03).
In this 20-year nationwide sample of hip fractures, patients with PD were overrepresented by a factor of 4. © 2012 Movement Disorder Society