Article: article from journal or magazin.
Gériatrie aux urgences: une sélection de publications récentes [Elderly patients in the emergency department: a selection of some recent publications].
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article
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.
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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