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Vol. 4, Issue 2 (2015)

Elderly patient with community-acquired pneumonia. Does the problem exist?

Author(s):
Olga Cherkasova, Hanna Danylova
Abstract:
Elderly patients are a special category of patients in whom poly-morbid pathology is often observed. Combination of cardio-vascular diseases and community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is the most prevalent condition, occurring in patients aged over 60 years. Such comorbidity is associated with difficulties not only at the stage of diagnosing, but also in administering therapy, taking into account the necessity of simultaneous administering both of anti-bacterial therapy and that of cardio-vascular pathology diseases, physiologic changes of an elderly organism and complicated inter-drug interactions.
Pages: 36-40  |  903 Views  9 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Olga Cherkasova, Hanna Danylova. Elderly patient with community-acquired pneumonia. Does the problem exist?. Pharma Innovation 2015;4(2):36-40.
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