Pneumonia in the elderly - diagnosis and treatment in general practice

 

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dc.contributor.author Tipping, B
dc.contributor.author De Villiers, L
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-18T07:20:02Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-18T07:20:02Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation Tipping, B., & De Villiers, L. (2006). Pneumonia in the elderly—diagnosis and treatment in general practice. South African Family Practice, 48(5), 24-28. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2078-6190 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17980
dc.identifier.uri http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/20786204.2006.10873391
dc.description.abstract Pneumonia is common in the elderly and clinical manifestations are frequently atypical. Pneumonia should be considered in any older person presenting with falls, confusion, incontinence, worsening comorbidities or a deterioration in functional status. The respiratory rate is the most reliable sign to alert the health carer to the presence of pneumonia. Therapy should follow the recommendations of the South African Pneumonia Guidelines. Prevention strategies include the prevention and management of aspiration, reduction in the use of neuroleptic medication, influenza vaccination, maintenance of oral hygiene, smoking cessation and possibly the use of the newer antiviral preparations. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher Cogent OA en_ZA
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/za/ en_ZA
dc.source South African Family Practice
dc.source.uri http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ojfp20/current
dc.title Pneumonia in the elderly - diagnosis and treatment in general practice en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2015-12-21T10:21:13Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Division of Geriatric Medicine en_ZA
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