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Background Little evidence is available regarding the choice of empiric antibiotic therapy in elderly patients with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD). The primary objective of this study is to compare the outcomes…

Psychotic disorders are not uncommon in late life. These disorders often have varied etiologies, different clinical presentations, and are associated with significant morbidity and mortality among the older adult population. Psychotic disorders in…

Background: Musculoskeletal complaints represent the second most common reason for visits to a physician, second only to the common cold. The limited capability of medical. treatment for musculoskeletal disease requires modification of communication…

Altered mental status is a common chief compliant among older patients in the emergency department (ED). Acute changes in mental status are more concerning and are usually secondary to delirium, stupor, and coma. Although stupor and coma are easily…

Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a common disorder with significant morbidity and mortality, particularly for older adults. Risk factors include comorbid conditions commonly found in older patients as well as immunocompromising conditions such…

One hundred-twelve intracoronary stents (83 Palmaz-Schatz, 25 biliary, and 4 Gianturco-Roubin) were placed in 87 (51.7% male) patients aged greater than or equal to 70 years (70-93; mean 76.1) during a 1-year period. Ail stents were deployed using…

INTRODUCTION: Although the use of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) for spinal fusion has been fairly studied in the general population, relatively little research has been conducted on its use in the elderly patient…

Older patients who present to the emergency department frequently have acute or chronic alterations of their mental status, including their level of consciousness and cognition. Recognizing both acute and chronic changes in cognition are important…

Objective: This study was undertaken to prospectively evaluate the effect of early stage endometrial cancer, age, and obesity on quality of life (QOL). Study design: Women undergoing surgery for endometrial cancer or an adnexal mass determined at…

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