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Chapter 11. The Complicated Patient

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Which of the following is NOT listed as one of the top 10 chronic conditions in the elderly?

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a. Insomnia

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b. Diabetes

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c. Hypertension

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d. Heart failure

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e. Ischemic heart disease

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Geriatric syndromes are best characterized as:

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a. specific disease states

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b. not caused by drug therapy

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c. found only in dementia-related patients

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d. associated with increased mortality

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e. characterized by chronic pain

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Which of the following is a characteristic of frailty?

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a. Unintentional weight loss of > 10 lbs in 12 months

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b. Decline in walking speed

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c. Weak grip strength

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d. Has a prevalence of >25% in those over 85 years of age

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e. All of the above

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Common chronic condition constellations in the elderly include:

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a. hyperlipidemia, hypertension, ischemic heart disease, dementia

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b. hyperlipidemia, hypertension, diabetes, stroke

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c. hyperlipidemia, diabetes mellitus, ischemic heart disease

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d. hyperlipidemia, ischemic heart disease, sleep apnea

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e. hyperlipidemia, arthritis, depression, dementia

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Barriers to appropriate care for patients with multiple chronic conditions include:

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a. lack of communication

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b. lack of research in this area

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c. multiple healthcare providers involved

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d. caregiver burden

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e. All of the above

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Which of the following contribute to rehospitalization in the elderly?

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a. Inadequate discharge documentation

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b. Lack of a detailed care plan

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c. Delirium while hospitalized

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d. Sleep deprivation while hospitalized

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e. All of the above

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Current consensus regarding therapeutic guidelines are not as useful in the elderly, ...

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