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The "peripneumonia" period in the older adult.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8045088     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
CAP in the older adult is a complex multifactorial syndrome. Older adults are at increased risk for pneumonia and death associated with pneumonia. The prevalence and severity of risk factors for pneumonia increase with age. Although alterations in respiratory function occur with increased frequency in the elderly, immune senescence is probably the major predisposing factor contributing to the increased incidence, morbidity, and mortality of respiratory infection in the elderly. Yet, risk factors, once identified, may be amendable to interventions and health behavior modification to reduce the occurrence of pneumonia. Older patients discharged from the hospital after recovering from pneumonia are at increased risk for subsequent hospitalizations and death. Further studies are needed to explore the long-term consequences of pneumonia in the antimicrobial era on quality of life and physical and psychosocial functioning.
M D Heuser; P L Colvin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Comprehensive therapy     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0098-8243     ISO Abbreviation:  Compr Ther     Publication Date:  1994  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-08-30     Completed Date:  1994-08-30     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605837     Medline TA:  Compr Ther     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  300-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1051.
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MeSH Terms
Community-Acquired Infections / etiology*,  physiopathology,  therapy
Disease Susceptibility
Middle Aged
Pneumonia / etiology*,  physiopathology,  therapy
Risk Factors
Treatment Outcome
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