Chronic disease in the elderly: back to the future of internal medicine.

@inproceedings{Fabbri2006ChronicDI,
  title={Chronic disease in the elderly: back to the future of internal medicine.},
  author={Leonardo M Fabbri and Roberto Ferrari},
  year={2006}
}
Key points The ageing of the population has increased the prevalence of chronic diseases, which represent a huge proportion of human illness. The two most important risk factors underlying the most frequent chronic diseases of the elderly are tobacco use and obesity. The most important comorbidities are cardiovascular diseases and chronic respiratory diseases, particularly COPD. Comorbidities may not only contribute to the severity of a patient9s clinical manifestations, but they may also… CONTINUE READING

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