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Geriatrics and Gerontology

Rehabilitation in geriatrics focused on long-term care

Rehabilitation in geriatrics focused on long-term care

Hospitalization is very risky for geriatric patients s because it carries the risk of worsening their self-sufficiency due to loss of muscle mass and muscle strength. There are...

Full article   Geriatrics and Gerontology Issue: 2/2018

Specialization: Geriatrics General practitioner for adults Orthopaedic prosthetics
Insomnia in elderly patients from the point of view of a clinical pharmacist

Insomnia in elderly patients from the point of view of a clinical pharmacist

Insomnia is one of the problems that commmonly occurs among elderly people. Insomnia can be the adverse effect of pharmacotherapy. Some of the drugs for insomnia treatment are...

Full article   Geriatrics and Gerontology Issue: 2/2018

Specialization: Geriatrics General practitioner for adults Orthopaedic prosthetics
The first Young Geriatrists and Young General Practitioners Workshop

The first Young Geriatrists and Young General Practitioners Workshop

In January 2018, the first Young Geriatrists and Young General Practitioners Workshop was held in the St. Charles Borromeo Hospital in Prague 1 with 100 participants from all...

Full article   Geriatrics and Gerontology Issue: 2/2018

Specialization: Geriatrics General practitioner for adults Orthopaedic prosthetics
Palliative care in the home for the elderly

Palliative care in the home for the elderly

The number of elderly patients in palliative care in the home is increasing. Palliation in the care of the elderly is specific e. g. there are more non-oncological diseases in...

Full article   Geriatrics and Gerontology Issue: 2/2018

Specialization: Geriatrics General practitioner for adults Orthopaedic prosthetics
Initial experiences from the „Efficient and safe pharmacotherapy at social care centres“ project, realised in the Vysočina region in the years 2016-2017

Initial experiences from the „Efficient and safe pharmacotherapy at social care centres“ project, realised in the Vysočina region in the years 2016-2017

Seniors in social care facilities are threatened by overmedication and other drug related problems due to problematic access to healthcare. This was confirmed by a survey of a...

Full article   Geriatrics and Gerontology Issue: 2/2018

Specialization: Geriatrics General practitioner for adults Orthopaedic prosthetics
Renal function and older age patients

Renal function and older age patients

The authors present an overview of changes associated with the ageing process from the point of view of glomerular function, tubular chances and other related issues, especially...

Full article   Geriatrics and Gerontology Issue: 1/2018

Specialization: Geriatrics General practitioner for adults Orthopaedic prosthetics
Nephropathy induced by contrast agent: do we know everything?

Nephropathy induced by contrast agent: do we know everything?

Continuously increasing number of radiodiagnostic imaging, often associated with therapeutic performance, requires intravascular administration of iodinated contrast medium. In...

Full article   Geriatrics and Gerontology Issue: 1/2018

Specialization: Geriatrics General practitioner for adults Orthopaedic prosthetics
A geriatric patient in dialysis care – experience from the Centre for post-acute care at the Motol hospital

A geriatric patient in dialysis care – experience from the Centre for post-acute care at the Motol hospital

Dialysis care in developed countries is widely available for all people, regardless of their age, present diseases or social situation. According to statistical data it is...

Full article   Geriatrics and Gerontology Issue: 1/2018

Specialization: Geriatrics General practitioner for adults Orthopaedic prosthetics
Hyponatremia in older patients, specifics in diagnostics and treatment

Hyponatremia in older patients, specifics in diagnostics and treatment

Decreased serum sodium concentration is a rather frequent electrolyte disorder in elderly patients. The reason for this is rather frail serum sodium homeostasis, frequent...

Full article   Geriatrics and Gerontology Issue: 1/2018

Specialization: Orthopaedic prosthetics General practitioner for adults Geriatrics
Assessment of needs and quality of life in patient with advanced chronic heart failure in palliative care

Assessment of needs and quality of life in patient with advanced chronic heart failure in palliative care

Advanced chronic heart failure (CHF) is a serious disease associated with high morbidity and mortality. It is important to pay more attention physical, mental, social and...

Full article   Geriatrics and Gerontology Issue: 1/2018

Specialization: Geriatrics General practitioner for adults Orthopaedic prosthetics
 

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