Clinical Epidemiology and Ageing

[Orthostatic hypotension in elderly: a case-control study].

Krypciak S, Liuu E, Minard A, Obraztsova A, Paillaud E Soins Gerontol. 2016;(117):37-43.

<p>Orthostatic hypotension is common in the elderly and is often associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Compression bandages are recommended as a first-line treatment but there is little evidence of their efficacy in literature. A case-control study involving 52 patients was carried out to test the efficacy of the bandages. In the group with orthostatic hypotension, compression improved the symptoms without correcting the blood pressure readings.</p>

MeSH terms: Aged; Case-Control Studies; Compression Bandages; Female; Humans; Hypotension, Orthostatic; Male; Prospective Studies
DOI: 10.1016/j.sger.2015.11.010