Urinary Tract Infections in Older Patients

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Anatomical level of infection Cystitis, urethritis, pyelonephritis, prostatitis Grade of severity of infection Uncomplicated and complicated UTIs, urinary tract-driven sepsis, septic shock Underlying risk factors Prostatic hypertrophy, permanent catheterisation, incontinence,…

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Management of Acute Chest Pain in Older Patients

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Chronic or acute kidney failure Heart failure—acute or chronic Hypertensive crisis Tachy- or bradyarrhythmias Lung arterial embolism, pulmonary hypertension Critical ill patients with respiratory insufficiency and septic condition Acute neurological…

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Pain in Older People Attending Emergency Departments

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Patient  Underreporting, stoicism  Concerns about the meaning of pain, of the diagnostic tests and hospitalisation  Difficulties to use some assessment tools  Multiple problems making treatment more difficult  Polypharmacy—side effects of…

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Abdominal Pain in Older Patients

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Fig. 15.1 Algorithm for acute abdominal pain management in older patients (Adapted from [16]) A recent study showed that emergent gastrointestinal surgical procedures in older patients did not differ from…

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Ethical Issues of Emergency Medical Care for Older Patients

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2018Christian Nickel, Abdelouahab Bellou and Simon Conroy (eds.)Geriatric Emergency Medicinedoi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-19318-2_27 27. Ethical Issues of Emergency Medical Care for Older Patients Helen Askitopoulou1, 2  , Katrin Singler3, 4  , Thomas Frühwald5   and Monique Weissenberger-Leduc6   (1) Faculty of Medicine,…

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