Pulmonary Disorders of the Elderly

Pulmonary Disorders of the Elderly

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Respiratory problems are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the aged, and many common pulmonary problems are easily misdiagnosed or overlooked. This volume contains the crucial information physicians need to help their elderly patients avoid preventable pulmonary disease and to achieve the best possible outcomes for patients who already suffer from chronic or acute pulmonary disorders.More important is questioning for symptoms related to the three most common causes. Even then, one study showed significant overlap of symptoms in GERD, asthma, and post-nasal drainage. ... The physical exam can give a strong indication that post-nasal drainage is present when oropharyngeal cobblestoning , streaking, and drainage are seen along with allergic nasal ... A trial of antihistamine-decongestant combination for post-nasal drip is the first step in empiric therapy. If this isanbsp;...

Title:Pulmonary Disorders of the Elderly
Author:James S. Seebass
Publisher:ACP Press - 2007


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