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Proactive care of older people undergoing surgery
More older people are undergoing surgery, but postoperative outcomes are worse than for younger patients. This case study looks at the Proactive Care of Older People undergoing Surgery (POPS) team at Guy's and St Thomas's.
Normal pressure hydrocephalus: treatment seeks disease
Definitions of a disease typically revolve around finding a pathological process in a part of the body that produces an identifiable combination of symptoms and signs. Which parts of this are true for NPH?
How do I improve delirium care for older surgical patients?
Delirium is categorised by a sudden onset of fluctuating altered consciousness with changes to perception and cognitive function.
Peri-operative Care for Older Patients Undergoing Surgery
The rate of older people undergoing surgical procedures is increasing faster than the rate of population ageing . Despite this progress, older surgical patients remain at increased risk.
Frailty means patients with what appear to be straightforward symptoms may be masking a more serious underlying problem. How to recognise frailty in a routine situation, emergency situation, or in an outpatient surgical setting, including a range of established tests you can use.