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ChiroBoards2: Geriatrics

Most common geriatric neurmusc complaint DJD
Arcus Senilis grayish opaque ring around the cornea
Presbyopia cannot focus on close objects (lens issue)
Presbycussis Inability to hear high frequencies
Most common endocrine malfunction in elderly DM
Most common anemia in geriatrics Iron deficient Anemia
Most common plasma cell dyscrasia Multiple Myeloma
Wernicke-Korakoff Syndrome: seen in those with? (2) seen in those with alcohol abuse; B1 (thiamine) deficiency
Decubitus ulcer bed sore that requires protein for healing
Decubitus ulcer: m/c location sacrum
Most common fracture in elderly hip
Rodent ulcer: seen in Basal Cell Carcinoma
Squamous Cell: characteristics Itchy scaly patch
M/c visual problem in elderly, leading to blindness macular degeneration
Best diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease autopsy
Tonometer checks for glaucoma
Positron Emission Test: measures (3) measures blood volume, O2 uptake transport, and metabolism
Osler's sign Pre-tibial myxedema (seen in Grave's disease)
Created by: bglasman