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Titolo:
Pneumonia in the elderly
Autore:
Cunha, BA;
Indirizzi:
Winthrop Univ Hosp, Div Infect Dis, Mineola, NY 11501 USA Winthrop Univ Hosp Mineola NY USA 11501 Infect Dis, Mineola, NY 11501 USA SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY 11794 USA SUNY Stony Brook Stony Brook NY USA 11794 rook, Stony Brook, NY 11794 USA
Titolo Testata:
CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND INFECTION
fascicolo: 11, volume: 7, anno: 2001,
pagine: 581 - 588
SICI:
1198-743X(200111)7:11<581:PITE>2.0.ZU;2-4
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
COMMUNITY-ACQUIRED PNEUMONIA; VENTILATOR-ASSOCIATED PNEUMONIA; NOSOCOMIAL PNEUMONIA; REQUIRING HOSPITALIZATION; STAPHYLOCOCCUS-AUREUS; PSEUDOMONAS PNEUMONIA; DIAGNOSIS;
Keywords:
Legionnaire's disease; community-acquired pneumonia; nursing-home-acquired pneumonia; nosocomial-acquired pneumonia; antimicrobial therapy of pneumonia; antibiotic resistance;
Tipo documento:
Review
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
41
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Cunha, BA Winthrop Univ Hosp, Div Infect Dis, Mineola, NY 11501 USA Winthrop Univ Hosp Mineola NY USA 11501 , Mineola, NY 11501 USA
Citazione:
B.A. Cunha, "Pneumonia in the elderly", CL MICRO IN, 7(11), 2001, pp. 581-588

Abstract

Pneumonia is one of the commonest infections in elderly patients, The pathogens responsible for pneumonias in the elderly are the same as in younger adults. Because of associated cardiopulmonary disease and/or impaired host defenses, pneumonia in elderly patients is associated with increased mortality and morbidity compared to younger patients. The clinical importance of pneumonias in the elderly relates to age-dependent and pathologic changes in the immune system as well as the lungs. Pneumonias in the elderly may be classified, for clinical purposes, according to their location of acquisition, i.e. community-acquired pneumonias, nursing home-acquired pneumonias, or hospital-acquired pneumonias. The clinical presentation of pneumonias in the elderly may be difficult, due to pre-existing cardiopulmonary disease that mimics pneumonia, This review discusses the diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to elderly patients with pneumonia.

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