Michael Vassallo

Summary

Affiliation: Derriford Hospital
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of single fallers and recurrent fallers among hospital in-patients
    Michael Vassallo
    Kings Mill Hospital, Mansfield Road, Sutton in Ashfield, Notts NG17 4JL, UK
    Gerontology 48:147-50. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint The relationship of falls to injury among hospital in-patients
    M Vassallo
    Kings Mill Hospital, Sutton in Ashfield, Notts, UK
    Int J Clin Pract 59:17-20. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint A comparative study of the use of four fall risk assessment tools on acute medical wards
    Michael Vassallo
    Kings Mill Hospital, Sutton in Ashfield, United Kingdom
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1034-8. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of early fallers on elderly patient rehabilitation wards
    Michael Vassallo
    Kings Mill Centre, Mansfield Road, Sutton in Ashfield, Notts NG17 4JL, UK
    Age Ageing 32:338-42. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint The effect of changing practice on fall prevention in a rehabilitative hospital: the Hospital Injury Prevention Study
    Michael Vassallo
    Ashfields Community Hospital, Kirkby in Ashfield, United Kingdom
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:335-9. 2004
  6. pmc Predictors for falls among hospital inpatients with impaired mobility
    Michael Vassallo
    King s Mill Hospital, Sutton in Ashfield NG17 4JL Southampton General, Hospital, Tremona Road, Southampton SO9 4XY, UK
    J R Soc Med 97:266-9. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Attitudes to restraint for the prevention of falls in hospital
    Michael Vassallo
    The Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Castle Lane East, Bournemouth, UK
    Gerontology 51:66-70. 2005
  8. doi request reprint Development and evaluation of the GEMS (gait, eyesight, mental state, sedation) tool as an aid to predict outcome after hospitalization
    Becky J Jupp
    Department of Medicine for the Elderly, The Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Castle Lane East, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK
    Geriatr Gerontol Int 11:8-15. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Does cognitive impairment affect rehabilitation outcome?
    Lynn Poynter
    Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth, UK
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:2108-11. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Cascade of levodopa dose and weight-related dyskinesia in Parkinson's disease (LD-WD-PD cascade)
    Jagdish C Sharma
    Parkinson s Disease Services, Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Trust, Bournemouth, BH7 7 DW, UK
    Parkinsonism Relat Disord 12:499-505. 2006

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Publications17

  1. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of single fallers and recurrent fallers among hospital in-patients
    Michael Vassallo
    Kings Mill Hospital, Mansfield Road, Sutton in Ashfield, Notts NG17 4JL, UK
    Gerontology 48:147-50. 2002
    ..Recurrent fallers constitute a minority of patients who fall but contribute considerably to the total number of falls recorded. Objective: To study the characteristics of recurrent fallers in a hospital setting...
  2. ncbi request reprint The relationship of falls to injury among hospital in-patients
    M Vassallo
    Kings Mill Hospital, Sutton in Ashfield, Notts, UK
    Int J Clin Pract 59:17-20. 2005
    ..None of the characteristics studied can identify patients prone to injury after a fall. Injury is largely unpredictable, and more research is needed to determine how injury can be prevented in patients at risk of falls...
  3. ncbi request reprint A comparative study of the use of four fall risk assessment tools on acute medical wards
    Michael Vassallo
    Kings Mill Hospital, Sutton in Ashfield, United Kingdom
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1034-8. 2005
    ..To compare the effectiveness of four falls risk assessment tools (STRATIFY, Downton, Tullamore, and Tinetti) by using them simultaneously in the same environment...
  4. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of early fallers on elderly patient rehabilitation wards
    Michael Vassallo
    Kings Mill Centre, Mansfield Road, Sutton in Ashfield, Notts NG17 4JL, UK
    Age Ageing 32:338-42. 2003
    ..falls are one of the most frequent complications on rehabilitation wards for elderly patients...
  5. ncbi request reprint The effect of changing practice on fall prevention in a rehabilitative hospital: the Hospital Injury Prevention Study
    Michael Vassallo
    Ashfields Community Hospital, Kirkby in Ashfield, United Kingdom
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:335-9. 2004
    ..To determine whether a change in practice to introduce a multidisciplinary fall-prevention program can reduce falls and injury in nonacute patients in a rehabilitation hospital...
  6. pmc Predictors for falls among hospital inpatients with impaired mobility
    Michael Vassallo
    King s Mill Hospital, Sutton in Ashfield NG17 4JL Southampton General, Hospital, Tremona Road, Southampton SO9 4XY, UK
    J R Soc Med 97:266-9. 2004
    ..2% in patients with none of these characteristics. The presence of confusion and a history of falls identifies those patients who are at greatest risk of falls. Such patients might be the focus of special efforts at falls prevention...
  7. ncbi request reprint Attitudes to restraint for the prevention of falls in hospital
    Michael Vassallo
    The Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Castle Lane East, Bournemouth, UK
    Gerontology 51:66-70. 2005
    ..Fall prevention measures in hospital are often considered to be restraint and unsuitable for clinical practice. The aim of the study was to explore attitudes to restraint and what are acceptable fall prevention measures in hospital...
  8. doi request reprint Development and evaluation of the GEMS (gait, eyesight, mental state, sedation) tool as an aid to predict outcome after hospitalization
    Becky J Jupp
    Department of Medicine for the Elderly, The Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Castle Lane East, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK
    Geriatr Gerontol Int 11:8-15. 2011
    ..The aim of the present study was to identify factors linked to discharge to a residential or nursing home placement and to develop a tool to guide rehabilitation requirements...
  9. doi request reprint Does cognitive impairment affect rehabilitation outcome?
    Lynn Poynter
    Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth, UK
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:2108-11. 2011
    ..To assess how cognitive impairment affects rehabilitation outcomes and to determine whether individual benefit regardless of cognition...
  10. ncbi request reprint Cascade of levodopa dose and weight-related dyskinesia in Parkinson's disease (LD-WD-PD cascade)
    Jagdish C Sharma
    Parkinson s Disease Services, Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Trust, Bournemouth, BH7 7 DW, UK
    Parkinsonism Relat Disord 12:499-505. 2006
    ..There was a "dose response to developing dyskinesia" according to the increasing levodopa dose per kilogram body weight...
  11. doi request reprint Cardio-protection in acute stroke
    Jagdish C Sharma
    Kings Mill Hospital, Sutton in Ashfield, Notts NG17 4JL, UK
    Int J Stroke 2:288-90. 2007
    ..Measures of damage limitation for acute stroke have not produced substantial benefit to reduce stroke mortality. Search continues for measures to reduce stroke mortality...
  12. ncbi request reprint Characteristics and outcome of acute stroke patients not investigated with computerised tomography scan
    Jagdish Sharma
    King s Mill Hospital, Sutton in Ashfield, UK
    Gerontology 48:321-4. 2002
    ..It is desirable that all acute stroke patients are investigated with a computerised tomography (CT) scan, but there may be situations when this is not possible...
  13. doi request reprint Fall risk factors in elderly patients with cognitive impairment on rehabilitation wards
    Michael Vassallo
    Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth, UK
    Geriatr Gerontol Int 9:41-6. 2009
    ..We explored characteristics associated with falls in cognitively-impaired patients in a rehabilitation setting...
  14. ncbi request reprint Low dose diamorphine reduces breathlessness without causing a fall in oxygen saturation in elderly patients with end-stage idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
    Stephen Allen
    The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS trust, Castle Lane East, Bournemouth, BH7 7DW, UK
    Palliat Med 19:128-30. 2005
    ..Low dose opioids are effective and safe in the palliative management of IPF in frail elderly patients...
  15. ncbi request reprint Characteristics and mortality of acute stroke patients: are there any gender differences?
    Jagdish C Sharma
    Mansfield Community Hospital, Stockwell Gate, Mansfield, Notts, United Kingdom, NG18 5QJ
    J Gend Specif Med 5:24-7. 2002
    ..To investigate gender-related differences in the characteristics and mortality of stroke patients admitted to the hospital...
  16. doi request reprint Fall risk-assessment tools compared with clinical judgment: an evaluation in a rehabilitation ward
    Michael Vassallo
    Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Medicine Castle Lane East Bournemouth, Dorset BH7 7DW, UK
    Age Ageing 37:277-81. 2008
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  17. ncbi request reprint Acceptability of fall prevention measures for hospital inpatients
    Michael Vassallo
    Age Ageing 33:400-1. 2004