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dc.contributor.authorFlaatten, Hans Kristian
dc.contributor.authorBeil, Michael
dc.contributor.authorGuidet, Bertrand
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-23T13:30:09Z
dc.date.available2022-03-23T13:30:09Z
dc.date.created2021-12-03T14:16:43Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn1069-3424
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11250/2987120
dc.description.abstractVery old intensive care unit (ICU) patients, aged ≥ 80 years, are by no mean newcomers, but during the last decades their impact on ICU admissions has grown in parallel with the increase in the number of elderly persons in the community. Hence, from being a “rarity,” they have now become common and constitute one of the largest subgroups within intensive care, and may easily be the largest group in 20 years and make up 30 to 40% of all ICU admissions. Obviously, they are not admitted because they are old but because they are with various diseases and problems like any other ICU patient. However, their age and the presence of common geriatric syndromes such as frailty, cognitive decline, reduced activity of daily life, and several comorbid conditions makes this group particularly challenging, with a high mortality rate. In this review, we will highlight aspects of current and future epidemiology and current knowledge on outcomes, and describe the effects of the aforementioned geriatric syndromes. The major challenge for the coming decades will be the question of whom to treat and the quest for better triage criteria not based on age alone. Challenges with the level of care during the ICU stay will also be discussed. A stronger relationship with geriatricians should be promoted to create a better and more holistic care and aftercare for survivors.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherThiemeen_US
dc.titleElderly Patients in the Intensive Care Uniten_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.description.versionacceptedVersionen_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2020 Thiemeen_US
cristin.ispublishedtrue
cristin.fulltextpostprint
cristin.qualitycode1
dc.identifier.doi10.1055/s-0040-1710571
dc.identifier.cristin1964427
dc.source.journalSeminars in respiratory and critical care medicineen_US
dc.source.pagenumber010-019en_US
dc.identifier.citationSeminars in respiratory and critical care medicine. 2021, 42 (1), 010-019.en_US
dc.source.volume42en_US
dc.source.issue1en_US


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