Respiratory Diseases in the Elderly

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European Respiratory Society Monograph, Vol. 43. 2009
ISBN: 978-1-904097-66-2
 
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The world population is rapidly ageing. As a consequence, the portion of the elderly burdened with polipathology and disability will grow, while economic resources to support it will shrink, due to the contraction of the working force. This will require a long-term preventive political strategy but there are also selected healthcare interventions that can be easily implemented to decrease the negative impact of this demographic trend on the well being of our societies. Examples are strategies that slow functional decline and preserve personal capabilities in geriatric populations. Instrumental in developing these strategies is an in-depth knowledge of how older age affects the expression of chronic diseases through several mechanisms, such as age related comorbidity and cognitive/affective problems, decline/loss of social support, or atypical clinical presentations and special diagnostic problems. All this makes the elderly patient a complex client for the individual physician and for the healthcare system, and renders the traditional ''specialist'' approach poorly effective.
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides vii The Guest Editors
Eur Respir Mon; 2009: 43: vii
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides viii Preface
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides ix Introduction
Eur Respir Mon; 2009: 43: ix–xi
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides The epidemiological link between ageing and respiratory diseases
G. Viegi, S. Maio, M. Simoni, S. Baldacci, I. Annesi-Maesano
Eur Respir Mon; 2009: 43: 1–17
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides 18 Respiratory function standards in the elderly
R. Pistelli, M. Andreani, F. Baldari, S. Sammarro
Eur Respir Mon; 2009: 43: 18–24
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides 25 Spirometry in old age: feasibility and interpretation
P. Enright, S. Lehmann
Eur Respir Mon; 2009: 43: 25–34
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides 35 Multidimensional assessment and treatment of the elderly with COPDR
R. Antonelli Incalzi, C. Pedone, M. Pahor
Eur Respir Mon; 2009: 43: 35–55
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides 56 Asthma in the elderly
V. Bellia, N. Scichilone, S. Battaglia
Eur Respir Mon; 2009: 43: 56–76
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides 77 Hidden realities of COPD among the very old
D.B. Coultas, K. Davis
Eur Respir Mon; 2009: 43: 77–89
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides 90 COPD exacerbations in old age: how to prevent, detect and treat
M. Miravitlles
Eur Respir Mon; 2009: 43: 90–110
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides 111 Community-acquired pneumonia in the elderly
V. Kaplan, S. Yende, D.C. Angus
Eur Respir Mon; 2009: 43: 111–132
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides 133 Aspiration and long-term care as risk factors for pneumonia in elderly patients
M. Kikawada
Eur Respir Mon; 2009: 43: 133–141
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides 142 Diseases associated with restrictive lung function impairment
R.C. Stansbury, D.M. Mannino
Eur Respir Mon; 2009: 43: 142–149
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides 150 Interstitial lung disease in elderly subjects
M. Selman, P. Spagnolo, L. Richeldi
Eur Respir Mon; 2009: 43: 150–162
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides 163 Diagnosing pulmonary embolism in elderly patients: a difficult challenge
M. Righini, H. Bounameaux
Eur Respir Mon; 2009: 43: 163–178
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides 179 Sleep-disordered breathing in the elderly
M.R. Bonsignore, W. McNicholas
Eur Respir Mon; 2009: 43: 179–204
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides 205 Comorbidity: a distinctive feature of elderly respiratory patients
B.G. Cosío, A. Agustí
Eur Respir Mon; 2009: 43: 205–216
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides 217 Nonrespiratory determinants of respiratory impairment in elderlypatients: heart failure and diabetes
M. Guazzi, L. Fuso
Eur Respir Mon; 2009: 43: 217–239
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides 240 New modalities of nutritional aspects of pulmonary disease in the elderly
E.P.A. Rutten, E.F.M. Wouters
Eur Respir Mon; 2009: 43: 240–255
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides 256 Practical aspects of inhaler therapy in frail elderly patients
S.C. Allen
Eur Respir Mon; 2009: 43: 256–266
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides 267 Are current treatment recommendations suited to elderly patients with asthma or COPD?
P. Ernst, M. Wilchesky, S. Suissa
Eur Respir Mon; 2009: 43: 267–285
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides 286 Noninvasive ventilation: a remedy for geriatric patients
J-F. Muir, D. Benhamou, C. Molano, A. Cuvelier
Eur Respir Mon; 2009: 43: 286–305
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides 306 Lung cancer: does age affect treatment strategy?
M. Spatafora, P. Maione, F. Perrone, C. Gridelli
Eur Respir Mon; 2009: 43:306–326
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides 327 Palliative and end-of-life care for patients with respiratory disease
D.M.G. Halpin, D.A. Seamark, C.J. Seamark
Eur Respir Mon; 2009: 43:327–353
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides Order form
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