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The geriatric emergency literature 2019

  • Author Footnotes
    1 Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Franklin Square Medical Center.
    ,
    Author Footnotes
    2 Adjunct Volunteer Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore.
    Danya Khoujah
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    Corresponding author at: 110 South Paca Street, Suite 200, 6th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA.
    Footnotes
    1 Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Franklin Square Medical Center.
    2 Adjunct Volunteer Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore.
    Affiliations
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 21201, USA
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    3 Emergency Medicine Specialist, US Acute Care Solutions, Meritus Medical Center, Hagerstown, MD.
    Nicole Cimino-Fiallos
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    3 Emergency Medicine Specialist, US Acute Care Solutions, Meritus Medical Center, Hagerstown, MD.
    Affiliations
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 21201, USA
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  • Author Footnotes
    1 Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Franklin Square Medical Center.
    2 Adjunct Volunteer Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore.
    3 Emergency Medicine Specialist, US Acute Care Solutions, Meritus Medical Center, Hagerstown, MD.

      Abstract

      Geriatric Emergency Medicine is an important frontier for study and innovation by emergency practitioners. The rapid growth of this patient population combined with complex medical and social needs has prompted research ranging from which tests and screening tools are most effective for geriatric evaluation to how we can safely manage pain in the elderly or address goals of care in the Emergency Department. This review summarizes emergency medicine articles focused on the older patient population published in 2019, which the authors consider critical to the practice of geriatric emergency medicine.

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