Infection COVID-19 chez les personnes âgées en Suisse Romande - Un état des lieux entre croyances, convictions et certitudes [COVID-19 infection in the elderly in French-speaking Switzerland: an inventory of beliefs, convictions and certainties]

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serval:BIB_28AC87C1991A
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Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
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Title
Infection COVID-19 chez les personnes âgées en Suisse Romande - Un état des lieux entre croyances, convictions et certitudes [COVID-19 infection in the elderly in French-speaking Switzerland: an inventory of beliefs, convictions and certainties]
Journal
Revue medicale suisse
Author(s)
Nguyen S., Major K., Cochet C., Bizzozzero T., Barbarossa L., Bosshard W., Humbert M., Rubli E., Jox R., D'Amelio P., Bula C.
ISSN
1660-9379 (Print)
ISSN-L
1660-9379
Publication state
Published
Issued date
29/04/2020
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
16
Number
N° 691-2
Pages
835-838
Language
french
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Most patients hospitalized for COVID-19 are aged over 70 years old, and half of those who die are over 83 years old. Older patients do not always present with typical symptoms (fever, cough and dyspnoea) but sometimes are and remain asymptomatic (contact screening), or have aspecific presentations (altered general condition, falls, delirium, unusual fatigue). Rectal swab, which minimizes exposition risk, appears useful in long-term care patients with diarrhea. Older age is associated with worse prognosis, but the analysis should be refined by means of prognostic indexes that account for the heterogeneous health, functional, and cognitive status of the elderly population. Gathering elderly patients' wishes and assessing their remaining life expectancy allows to anticipate care decisions according to the level of tension in the health system.
Keywords
Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Betacoronavirus, Coronavirus Infections/complications, Coronavirus Infections/diagnosis, Humans, Life Expectancy, Pandemics, Patient Preference, Pneumonia, Viral/complications, Pneumonia, Viral/diagnosis, Prognosis, Switzerland
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