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Who is 72 year old with abdominal pain?

Who is 72 year old with abdominal pain?

We received 186 detailed responses. William Sullivan, DO, JD offers a final case analysis. A 72-year-old man with no prior medical history presents for evaluation of lower abdominal pain for the prior 24 hours. He has no history of fever, chills, or other symptoms. Vital signs are stable.

When to worry about abdominal pain in elderly patients?

When considering the nonspecific findings and the potential for serious medical conditions in elderly patients with abdominal pain, often further investigation of an elderly patient’s abdominal pain complaints is warranted.

What is the mortality rate of elderly patients with abdominal pain?

Up to 40% of elderly abdominal pain patients are initially misdiagnosed, resulting in a mortality rate of 10%. Mortality rates in elderly patients with large bowel obstructions approaches 40% – often due to delays in diagnosis. Mortality rates in elderly patients suffering from pancreatitis is also close to 40%.

What causes abdominal pain in people over 80?

Accessed November 2, 2016. Tazkarji MB. Abdominal pain among older adults: differential diagnosis. Geriatr Aging. 2008;11 (7):410-5. van Geloven AA, Biesheuvel TH, Luitse JS, Hoitsma HF, Obertop H. Hospital admissions of patients aged over 80 with acute abdominal complaints.

We received 186 detailed responses. William Sullivan, DO, JD offers a final case analysis. A 72-year-old man with no prior medical history presents for evaluation of lower abdominal pain for the prior 24 hours. He has no history of fever, chills, or other symptoms. Vital signs are stable.

When considering the nonspecific findings and the potential for serious medical conditions in elderly patients with abdominal pain, often further investigation of an elderly patient’s abdominal pain complaints is warranted.

Up to 40% of elderly abdominal pain patients are initially misdiagnosed, resulting in a mortality rate of 10%. Mortality rates in elderly patients with large bowel obstructions approaches 40% – often due to delays in diagnosis. Mortality rates in elderly patients suffering from pancreatitis is also close to 40%.

Accessed November 2, 2016. Tazkarji MB. Abdominal pain among older adults: differential diagnosis. Geriatr Aging. 2008;11 (7):410-5. van Geloven AA, Biesheuvel TH, Luitse JS, Hoitsma HF, Obertop H. Hospital admissions of patients aged over 80 with acute abdominal complaints.