Prise en charge de la pneumonie au stade avancé d’une démence [Management of pneumonia in advanced stage dementia]

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serval:BIB_6EB7D2D167C8
Type
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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Publications
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Title
Prise en charge de la pneumonie au stade avancé d’une démence [Management of pneumonia in advanced stage dementia]
Journal
Revue medicale suisse
Author(s)
Glampedakis E., Jean M., Amateis C., Büla C.
ISSN
1660-9379 (Print)
ISSN-L
1660-9379
Publication state
Published
Issued date
09/11/2016
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
12
Number
538
Pages
1907-1911
Language
french
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Alzheimer's dementia is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality with devastating consequences for the affected individuals and their family. Pneumonia is a common complication in patients with advanced dementia that is frequently the direct cause of death. Despite the relatively well-established progressive and non-reversible trajectory of Alzheimer's disease, these patients still frequently receive curative treatments during the last months of their lives and access to palliative care is often delayed. The approach and therapeutic options to manage pneumonia at the advanced stage of Alzheimer's disease are discussed in this article.

Keywords
Alzheimer Disease/complications, Alzheimer Disease/physiopathology, Dementia/complications, Dementia/physiopathology, Health Services Accessibility, Humans, Palliative Care/methods, Pneumonia/etiology, Pneumonia/therapy
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