Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Derek A. Kruse, Kristina L. Bailey

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


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, Second Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783030762711
ISBN (Print)9783030762704
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Nursing


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