Physiologic change of aging

Older adults are not adults with grey hair. It is the same principle for pediatrics, they have their own physiologic particularities. These differences are very important to understand because it will change the clinical management. Lets review what happens when the body ages, starting at 25 years old! (Oh yes!) But first, I would like …

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Initial management of geriatric trauma

This post is a must read if you are en emergency physician. The geriatric population is the only age group who had an increased proportion in trauma. They have a higher mortality rate but also complications. Here is a summary of the basic tips to remember when your in coming trauma activation is 80 years …

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Goals of care discussions: which approach is best?

In the emergency department, although we are the first line for the sickest patients, we tend to defer the "goals of care discussion" to the admission team. Reasons are numerous: it is time-consuming, we often do not have access to all the information necessary, and in geriatric we are confronted to cognitively non-intact patient frequently …

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