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GI emergencies: rapid therapeutic responses for older patients.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Swaim, MW; Wilson, JA
Published in: Geriatrics
June 1999

Comorbid conditions and decreased physiologic reserves make persons age 65 and older particularly vulnerable to the adverse consequences of acute blood loss. Thus, gastrointestinal bleeding in this population presents an urgent clinical challenge. Treatment of such emergencies may be the preview of the gastroenterologist, but the primary care physician can play a key role in the preliminary diagnosis and management, timely referral for emergency intervention, and follow-up care. Because of age-related changes, including decreased cardiovascular reserve and a higher risk of hemorrhage, any evidence of GI bleeding in an older patient demands diligent intervention.

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Published In

Geriatrics

ISSN

0016-867X

Publication Date

June 1999

Volume

54

Issue

6

Start / End Page

20 / 22

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Humans
  • Geriatrics
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Deglutition Disorders
  • Aged
  • 1103 Clinical Sciences
 

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Swaim, M. W., & Wilson, J. A. (1999). GI emergencies: rapid therapeutic responses for older patients. Geriatrics, 54(6), 20–22.
Swaim, M. W., and J. A. Wilson. “GI emergencies: rapid therapeutic responses for older patients.Geriatrics 54, no. 6 (June 1999): 20–22.
Swaim MW, Wilson JA. GI emergencies: rapid therapeutic responses for older patients. Geriatrics. 1999 Jun;54(6):20–2.
Swaim, M. W., and J. A. Wilson. “GI emergencies: rapid therapeutic responses for older patients.Geriatrics, vol. 54, no. 6, June 1999, pp. 20–22.
Swaim MW, Wilson JA. GI emergencies: rapid therapeutic responses for older patients. Geriatrics. 1999 Jun;54(6):20–22.

Published In

Geriatrics

ISSN

0016-867X

Publication Date

June 1999

Volume

54

Issue

6

Start / End Page

20 / 22

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Humans
  • Geriatrics
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Deglutition Disorders
  • Aged
  • 1103 Clinical Sciences