Gériatrie aux urgences: une sélection de publications récentes [Elderly patients in the emergency department: a selection of some recent publications].

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serval:BIB_CCD99784ADD7
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Gériatrie aux urgences: une sélection de publications récentes [Elderly patients in the emergency department: a selection of some recent publications].
Journal
Revue Médicale Suisse
Author(s)
Burnier C., Geiser Micheloud V., Cuche A., Guyot S., Neuffer N., Rutz P., Carron P.N.
ISSN
1660-9379 (Print)
ISSN-L
1660-9379
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2012
Volume
8
Number
350
Pages
1559-1562
Language
french
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Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article
Abstract
Geriatric patients presenting to the ED are at high risk of mortality as well as of cognitive or functional decline. Thus, ED is an ideal spot for interventions that can improve their outcome. In this article, we summarize six recent studies, regarding the utilization of prognostic evaluation scores in geriatric patients presenting to the ED, adverse drug reactions, the significance of elevated troponin in patients who have remained on the ground after a fall, the rationale of performing head CT in patients without focal neurologic findings after a fall, the ideal treatment of a proximal femoral fracture and the excessive use of urinary catheters in the ED.
Keywords
Accidental Falls, Aged, Drug Toxicity, Emergency Service, Hospital, Femoral Neck Fractures/diagnosis, Humans, Intracranial Hemorrhage, Traumatic/diagnosis, Prognosis, Troponin/blood, Urinary Catheterization
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