MD, CCFP, FRCPC
Among older adults, aspiration pneumonia is associated with higher rates of morbidity and mortality than community-acquired pneumonia.
This article discusses the particular characteristics of tuberculosis among older adults and the use of the tuberculin skin test as a tool for diagnosis of tuberculosis infection with emphasis in long-term care facility residents.
Long-term care-acquired pneumonia is a clinical syndrome of pneumonia that develops in a resident of a long-term care facility who has not been recently hospitalized.
Pulmonary arterial hypertension is a rare but incurable disease characterized by a progressive increase in pulmonary vascular resistance and ultimately dysfunction of the right ventricle.
MD, FRCPC, FACP, AGSF
When I was an intern, my first attending physician was a respirologist, who taught me that the major function of the heart was to separate the two lungs.
At present, some 750,000 Canadians are known to have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality in North America and most commonly affects older patients.
Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the airways manifested by diffuse airflow obstruction, complete or partial reversibility of the airflow obstruction, and bronchial hyper-responsiveness.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often has a profound effect upon the quality of life and mortality of the older adult.