Pulmonary and critical care medicine

Derek A. Kruse, Kristina L. Bailey

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Abstract

Over the last decade, the medical community has come to appreciate a growing number of differences in caring for older patients as compared to a younger population. This growth in knowledge includes special considerations for older patients with pulmonary disease and critical illness. This chapter will review how physiologic changes of aging alter how clinicians approach common pulmonary disease processes as well as highlight special considerations when caring for older patients with critical illness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGeriatrics for Specialists
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages325-337
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783319318318
ISBN (Print)9783319318295
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Keywords

  • Aging
  • COPD
  • Critical care
  • Delirium
  • Infection
  • Lung

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Nursing(all)

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    Kruse, D. A., & Bailey, K. L. (2016). Pulmonary and critical care medicine. In Geriatrics for Specialists (pp. 325-337). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31831-8_27