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BACKGROUND: McKesson's InterQual criteria are widely used in hospitals to determine if patients should be classified as observation or inpatient status, but the accuracy of the criteria is unknown. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine whether InterQual…

The literature is lacking in theoretically grounded techniques to design interprofessional educational experiences that prepare students to function effectively in interprofessional teams dedicated to the management of complex geriatric patients. We…

BACKGROUND: Research in fall prevention programs has increased in recent years in response to the aging demographics of the United States. To date, limited research and outreach programs have focused on ethnic minorities due to increased cost,…

Pyridium (phenazopyridine hydrochloride) is often prescribed as an analgesic in patients following trauma, surgery, or infections of the urinary tract. Pyridium toxicity has been previously reported, however, most cases result in a single adverse…

This century will bring an explosion in the geriatric population aged 65 and older, with those over 80 the fastest growing group. Falls, vehicle collisions, burns, and abuse are traumatic events that our geriatric patients may be susceptible to and…

In elderly individuals, serum creatinine may remain normal as glomerular filtration rate (gfr) declines. Therefore, the estimation of glomerular filtration utilizing mathematical models incorporates age as an important variable. In order to adjust…

The eyelids, essential to protecting and cleansing the eye, are a common site for a range of disorders affecting older adults. Some of the e are benign and some serious, with the most clinically important being suspicious lid lesions that may harbor…

The eyelids provide a vital function in protecting and cleansing the eye but are also the source of numerous disorders and complaints in your older patients. Clinically, the most important of these problems are suspicious lid lesions that may harbor…

Background: Cognitive impairment due to delirium or dementia is common in older emergency department (ED) patients. To prevent errors, emergency physicians (EPs) should use brief, sensitive tests to evaluate older patient's mental status. Prior…

Background: Frailty (defined as weakness, slowness, weight loss, exhaustion, and physical inactivity) is characterized by increased vulnerability to stressors. Frail older patients are at increased risk of Emergency Department (ED) visits,…

This article focuses on the treatment of malignant tumors of the eye in geriatric patients. Vision is one of human's most cherished possessions. The primary care physician is in a unique position in eye care. Many older patients do not routinely see…

Older patients often come first to their primary care physicians with complaints of blurred vision associated with cataracts. An initial office-based diagnosis includes a simple patient history and examination of the retina with an ophthalmoscope.…

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