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Managing Pain in the Elderly: Acetaminophen VS. Hydromorphone

Background: The geriatric patient population is at high risk for undertreatment of pain (Hwang et al. 2010). Regrettably, they are less likely to receive pain medication and commonly experience longer delays in treatment (Hwang et al. 2010). Likewise, there are …

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Procedures and Skills

REBEL Cast Ep 61: Diagnostic Questions in Urinary Tract Infections in the Elderly

Introduction: Beyond the Data The evolution from eminence-based to evidence-based care has come to define bedside emergency medicine, with rigorous skepticism and scholarly consideration accelerated by the power of global connectivity. Where anecdote and opinion once drove therapy, clinicians now …

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Infectious Disease

Secondary Fall Prevention in Geriatric Patients

Background:¬†Falls are the most common cause of traumatic mortality in geriatric patients. Each year, about 1/3 of community-dwelling adults over the age of 65 suffer standing-level falls. Over age 80, the incidence rises to nearly half (Carpenter 2014). Of the …

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Trauma

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