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To Study the Clinical Profile of Geriatric Population Presenting to Emergency Department

Lakshmi Sree M.A, Sreekrishnan T.P, Dhanashekaranb .S

Abstract: BACKGROUND Aging is nature ordained, inevitable phenomenon. As the life expectancy goes up, it brings in new challenges and dimensions especially in the developing country like India. So the present study is aim to find out the urgency required in geriatric care and treatment and common diseases affect among them. OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical profile of geriatric population presenting to emergency department. METHODS In this study 200 patients aged 65 years or more presenting to the department of emergency medicine in AIMS were taken during a time period of six months. RESULT Out of 200 patients, 67% was males and 34% were females. As per triage score 89(44%) patients was on red category, 101(51%) was on yellow category and only 10(5%) was on green category. In my study geriatric population were commonly affected with respiratory problems in which the acute exacerbation of COPD was the most common cause with 29%, followed by cardiovascular problems with 22.5% and gastrointestinal problems with 11.5%. CONCLUSION This study concludes that most of the geriatric age group people presenting to the emergency department needs immediate attention and care. Also respiratory infections are more common in geriatric age group in the present study. Infective exacerbation in the background of structural lung disease and poor immunity due to old age were the most important pathology detected.

Keywords: Geriatric population, emergency department, respiratory infections

Country: India, Subject Area: Medical Science

Pages: 1807 - 1809

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019

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Lakshmi Sree M.A, Sreekrishnan T.P, Dhanashekaranb .S, "To Study the Clinical Profile of Geriatric Population Presenting to Emergency Department", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR),, Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019, 1807 - 1809

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