Diarrhea in older adults

Giridhar U. Adiga, Thiruvinvamalai S. Dharmarajan, C. S. Pitchumoni

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Abstract

Diarrhea and its complications are common in older adults. Fecal impaction, infections and adverse drug events are particularly relevant in this age group. Residence in long-term care facilities is a predisposition. Higher diarrhea related mortality may be due to the presence of comorbid conditions. While the precise cause of diarrhea is unrecognized in many, a systematic evaluation may help identify common causes and minimize complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-82
Number of pages20
JournalPractical Gastroenterology
Volume29
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Diarrhea
Fecal Impaction
Long-Term Care
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Age Groups
Mortality
Infection

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  • Gastroenterology

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Adiga, G. U., Dharmarajan, T. S., & Pitchumoni, C. S. (2005). Diarrhea in older adults. Practical Gastroenterology, 29(4), 63-82.

Diarrhea in older adults. / Adiga, Giridhar U.; Dharmarajan, Thiruvinvamalai S.; Pitchumoni, C. S.

In: Practical Gastroenterology, Vol. 29, No. 4, 04.2005, p. 63-82.

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Adiga, GU, Dharmarajan, TS & Pitchumoni, CS 2005, 'Diarrhea in older adults', Practical Gastroenterology, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 63-82.
Adiga GU, Dharmarajan TS, Pitchumoni CS. Diarrhea in older adults. Practical Gastroenterology. 2005 Apr;29(4):63-82.
Adiga, Giridhar U. ; Dharmarajan, Thiruvinvamalai S. ; Pitchumoni, C. S. / Diarrhea in older adults. In: Practical Gastroenterology. 2005 ; Vol. 29, No. 4. pp. 63-82.
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