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  1. Geriatric health maintenance.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective 

    To highlight articles pertaining to geriatric health maintenance and provide clinicians with current evidence supportive of or opposed to screening or treatment for various diseases and conditions..

    Method 

    We conducted a computer-assisted search of the relevant medical literature and summarized the results of pertinent studies in the elderly population..

    Results 

    The geriatric population is progressively increasing in numbers.

    Unfortunately, no consensus exists about health maintenance in this population.

    To date, the United States Preventive Services Task Force has made several recommendations about preventive services ; however, they did not specifically focus on the geriatric age-group.

    We outline their guidelines and discuss our clinical practices in a wide variety of encounters with geriatric patients..

    Conclusion 

    The efficacy of many screening tests and interventions for preventing illness in elderly patients is unclear.

    As the general population continues to age, further research in this area will be important.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Maintenance, Santé, Gériatrie, Tabagisme, Pression sanguine, Mammographie, Vaccination, Tétanos, Haemophilus, Prévention, Programme sanitaire, Assistance ordinateur, Infarctus, Myocarde, Vieillard, Etats Unis, Bactériose, Infection, Pasteurellaceae, Bactérie, Homme, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Radiodiagnostic, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Cardiopathie coronaire, Myocarde pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Maintenance, Health, Geriatrics, Tobacco smoking, Blood pressure, Mammography, Vaccination, Tetanus, Haemophilus, Prevention, Sanitary program, Computer aid, Infarct, Myocardium, Elderly, United States, Bacteriosis, Infection, Pasteurellaceae, Bacteria, Human, North America, America, Radiodiagnosis, Cardiovascular disease, Coronary heart disease, Myocardial disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0211421

    Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199608.