Flashcards in Geriatrics Deck (21):
M/C geriatric neuromuscular complaint. M/C in weight bearing joints. The nodes are called Heberden's nodes in the DIP joints
Grayish opaque ring around the cornea
Loss of elasticity of the lens or hardening of the lens (can't focus on close objects)
Ability to hear high frequencies is lost
M/C endocrine malfunction in the elderly
M/C anemia in geriatrics
Iron Deficient Anemia
M/C plasma cell dyscrasia (cancer)
This ds is seen in those w/ alcohol abuse; B1 (Thiamin) deficiency
A bed sore that requires protein for healing. M/C over the sacrum
M/C fx bone in the elderly
Rodent ulcer is an AKA for what cancer?
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Itchy scaly patch is assoc. w/ what skin cancer?
M/C visual problem in the elderly causing blindness
Mental deterioration (cortical degeneration), amnesia, depression, anxiety, & rigidity. Best diagnosis is autopsy
This instrument is used to check for glaucoma (increased intraocular pressure)
These nutrients reduce the risk of fx's in the elderly
This is used to measure blood volume, oxygen uptake transport, & metabolism.
PET (Positron Emission Test)
Discriminatory tx of the elderly is called what?
M/C endocrine cause of carpal tunnel?
M/C cause of conduction loss in elderly?