Rogers Stephanie, Author at Pulmonology Advisor

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Considerations for Geriatric Patients in the Hospital

Are You Sure the Patient Has Paget's Disease? Paget Disease of bone is a disorder of localized bone remodeling caused by abnormal osteoclasts with increased activity (1). These abnormal osteoclasts cause excessive bone resorption which is followed by increased rates of bone formation creating disordered bone matrix, which when mineralized leads to enlarged, weakened bones.…

Considerations for Geriatric Patients in the Hospital

I. Problem/Challenge. For some older adults, hospitalization can be a pivotal event that changes their health trajectory after discharge. Poor health outcomes can result despite appropriate treatment for the primary reason for hospitalization. The risk is greatest for older adults with frailty, cognitive impairment, complex social situations, visual or hearing impairments, or multiple comorbid illnesses.…

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