The elderly patient has had type 2 diabetes for 15 years is now home bound after a stroke. Her HbA1c is 9.6 and she takes only metformin. Review the rest of her laboratory results and propose a management plan.
An older woman was admitted with progressive shortness of breath and generalized weakness. The patient had a past medical history of hypertension, congestive heart failure (CHF), and hypercholesterolemia.
Older patients are often taking multiple drugs for chronic and age-related conditions. The risk of adverse drug events and medication error rises with each new prescription. Patients, caregivers, and physicians can all work to help reduce this risk. Here, 5 practical tips to help keep the elderly safe.
A 92-year-old woman presented with a 6-month history of progressively worsening fatigue, weight loss, generalized bone pain, and dyspnea on exertion. A skeletal survey found lytic lesions in the pelvis, sacrum, and calvarium (shown here).