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Thiago J Avelino-Silva, Jose M Farfel, Jose A E Curiati, Jose R G Amaral, Flavia Campora, Wilson Jacob-Filho
BACKGROUND: Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) provides detailed information on clinical, functional and cognitive aspects of older patients and is especially useful for assessing frail individuals. Although a large proportion of hospitalized older adults demonstrate a high level of complexity, CGA was not developed specifically for this setting. Our aim was to evaluate the application of a CGA model for the clinical characterization and prognostic prediction of hospitalized older adults...
2014: BMC Geriatrics
P E McGann
Heart failure occurs principally in the geriatric population and often is associated with severe comorbidity. Comorbid conditions that occur in the geriatric population at a prevalence equal to or greater than that of heart failure itself include the brain failure syndromes (i.e., delirium and dementia), depression, falls, postural hypotension, urinary incontinence, undernutrition, frailty, sensory deprivation, polypharmacy, and lack of social support. The effect of major geriatric comorbidities on the management of patients with heart failure is reviewed...
August 2000: Clinics in Geriatric Medicine
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