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Clinical Assessment Study Set 1

Medicine

Quiz 13 :

Assessment of the Older Patient

Quiz 13 :

Assessment of the Older Patient

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What is the most surprising clinical finding in older patients with pneumonia that disguises its presence?
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Which of the following best describes the manner in which a clinician should address the older adult patient?
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Age is the major risk factor for developing which of the following eye disorders?
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What is the expected supine resting heart rate in healthy elderly men?
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Why is asthma thought to be underdiagnosed in the aged?
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What would be a normal pulse pressure in the older adult?
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What is the impact of aging on the body's immune system?
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By age 79 years, about what percentage of older patients have hearing impairment?
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What percentage of adults older than 65 years have elevated systolic or diastolic pressure?
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How much does the incidence of congestive heart failure (CHF) increase with each decade of life between 45 and 75 years?
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Which of the following factors contribute to a reduction in an elderly person's mucociliary clearance? 1) Increase in ciliary activity 2) Degenerative changes in the epithelial cells of the mucous membrane 3) Decrease in the phagocytic activity of macrophages in the mucous membrane 4) Decrease in the cough reflex
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Which heart chamber typically thickens with aging?
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In the 65- to 75-year-old age group, about what percentage of adults experience hearing loss?
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Which of the following statements is true about the effects of aging on the pulmonary system? 1) Alveolar septa gradually deteriorate. 2) The number of alveoli gradually decreases. 3) Loss of alveolar walls reduces the surface area for gas exchange. 4) Smooth muscle fibers in the lungs are progressively replaced with fibrous connective tissue.
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Which of the following is the most common complaint from a patient suffering from an acute myocardial infarction?
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What is the physiologic effect of aging on pulmonary function?
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What fraction of patients older than 70 years have calcium deposits in their aortic or mitral valves?
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At approximately what age do respiratory muscles begin to weaken?
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Ageism in the health care setting can lead to:
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Ototoxicity has a damaging effect on which cranial nerve?
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