Pneumonia in the long-term resident

Namirah Jamshed, Christian Woods, Sanjay Desai, Shawkat Dhanani, George Taler

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Abstract

Pneumonia in the long-term resident is common. It is associated with high morbidity and mortality. However, diagnosis and management of pneumonia in long-term care residents is challenging. This article provides an overview of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnostic challenges, and management recommendations for pneumonia in this setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-133
Number of pages17
JournalClinics in Geriatric Medicine
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2011

Keywords

  • Aspiration
  • Long-term care
  • Nursing home
  • Pneumonia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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