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Geriatrics and Gerontology

Gastrointestinal bleeding – a significant risk for geriatric patients

Gastrointestinal bleeding – a significant risk for geriatric patients

Gastrointestinal bleeding is a serious and life-threatening condition. Geriatric patients are the most affected group in terms of survival. The frequency of bleeding in the...

Full article   Geriatrics and Gerontology Issue: 4/2017

Specialization: Orthopaedic prosthetics General practitioner for adults Geriatrics
COPD – news in diagnostics and treatment

COPD – news in diagnostics and treatment

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the most common respiratory diseases. The greatest risk factor for COPD is cigarette smoking. The new international...

Full article   Geriatrics and Gerontology Issue: 4/2017

Specialization: Geriatrics General practitioner for adults Orthopaedic prosthetics
Securing vascular access in geriatric patients

Securing vascular access in geriatric patients

In geriatric patients it is often necessary to secure long term vascular access for intravenous drugs and infusions. A peripheral cannula or a non-tunnelled central venous...

Full article   Geriatrics and Gerontology Issue: 4/2017

Specialization: Geriatrics General practitioner for adults Orthopaedic prosthetics
A frail patient with kidney failure

A frail patient with kidney failure

A conglomeration of adverse factors, primarily the additive effect of the chronological and pathological aging along with polymorbidity increases the prevalence of patients with...

Full article   Geriatrics and Gerontology Issue: 4/2017

Specialization: Geriatrics General practitioner for adults Orthopaedic prosthetics
Repeated cardiopulmonary resuscitation of a geriatric patient – how did it go afterwards?

Repeated cardiopulmonary resuscitation of a geriatric patient – how did it go afterwards?

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an algorithm of simple and logical set of actions during acute onset of cardiac arrest, which should lead to fast restoration of delivery...

Full article   Geriatrics and Gerontology Issue: 4/2017

Specialization: Geriatrics General practitioner for adults Orthopaedic prosthetics
Occurrence and development of depression at various types of facilities for seniors – use of Geriatric depression scale

Occurrence and development of depression at various types of facilities for seniors – use of Geriatric depression scale

The number of diagnosed and treated patients still does not correspond with the real occurrence of this disease. At the same time, it is a generally accepted fact that...

Full article   Geriatrics and Gerontology Issue: 4/2017

Specialization: Orthopaedic prosthetics General practitioner for adults Geriatrics
Prevention of atheroslerotic cardiovascular events in frail patiens

Prevention of atheroslerotic cardiovascular events in frail patiens

Cardiovascular events of atherosclerotic origin most often affect older people. In elderly patients however, in addition to advanced and complex changes in the cardiovascular...

Full article   Geriatrics and Gerontology Issue: 4/2017

Specialization: Orthopaedic prosthetics General practitioner for adults Geriatrics
Type 1 diabetes mellitus treatment in seniors

Type 1 diabetes mellitus treatment in seniors

Older adults with type 1 diabetes are at an elevated risk of severe hypoglycaemia and may have serious comorbid conditions. Problems with cognition, mobility, dexterity, vision...

Full article   Geriatrics and Gerontology Issue: 4/2017

Specialization: Geriatrics General practitioner for adults Orthopaedic prosthetics
Senior citizens in traffic – a topic to concern ourselves with?

Senior citizens in traffic – a topic to concern ourselves with?

The quality of life of older persons is connected with the possibility to stay mobile and therefore also with being able to drive a car. Czech law requires the older drivers to...

Full article   Geriatrics and Gerontology Issue: 3/2017

Specialization: Geriatrics General practitioner for adults Orthopaedic prosthetics
Examples of typical traffic accidents involving seniors

Examples of typical traffic accidents involving seniors

The article describes several typical traffic accident events which were influenced by the age of some of the participants. The duration of accidents and their prolongation in...

Full article   Geriatrics and Gerontology Issue: 3/2017

Specialization: Geriatrics General practitioner for adults Orthopaedic prosthetics
 

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