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
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Synthèse (review): revue aussi complète que possible des connaissances sur un sujet, rédigée à partir de l'analyse exhaustive des travaux publiés.
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Titre
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]
Périodique
Revue medicale suisse
Auteur⸱e⸱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
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
29/04/2020
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
16
Numéro
N° 691-2
Pages
835-838
Langue
français
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
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.
Mots-clé
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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02/05/2020 14:54
Dernière modification de la notice
23/02/2022 7:36
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