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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Abdominalgia en ancianos

ALiEM - By Christina Shenvi. MD PhD | October 1st, 2013 | Geriatrics
"After seeing your fifth young patient of the day with chronic pelvic pain, constipation, and irritable bowel syndrome, it is easy to be lulled into the mindset that abdominal pain is nothing to worry about. Not so with the elderly. These ten tips will help focus your approach to atraumatic abdominal pain in older adults and explain why presentations are frequently subtle and diagnoses challenging."

Emergency Physicians Monthly - By Diane Birnbaumer, MD on October 14, 2012
"Educational Objectives:
After evaluating this article, participants will be able to:
1. Better recognize the effects of aging on the presentation of abdominal pain in the elderly
2. Incorporate strategies into practice to avoid common pitfalls in treating elderly patients with abdominal pain
3. Develop mechanisms for the appropriate evaluation of elderly patients presenting with abdominal pain

How to navigate this growing minefield within the emergency medicine patient population"