What accounts for the 129% increase in admissions for constipation over the past decade—and what can be done to avoid these expensive and often unnecessary admissions? Primary care clinicians take note.
These wounds occurred when this 77-year-old woman fell when chasing her dog. Such wounds—a combination of ecchymoses and erosion caused by blunt and sheering forces on fragile skin—are common in the elderly, even after relatively mild trauma. Simple interventions will promote healing.