Poisoning in the Elderly

@article{KleinSchwartz1991PoisoningIT,
  title={Poisoning in the Elderly},
  author={W. Klein-Schwartz and G. Oderda},
  journal={Drugs & Aging},
  year={1991},
  volume={1},
  pages={67-89}
}
SummaryPoisoning is a significant problem in the elderly. The majority of poisonings in older people are unintentional and may result from dementia and confusion, improper use of the product, improper storage or mistaken identities. Depression is also common in the elderly and suicide attempts are more likely to be successful in this age group. The elderly patient’s recuperative abilities may be inadequate as a result of numerous factors including impaired hepatic or renal function as well as… Expand
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