El viajero mayor.

Citation data:

Revista clinica espanola, ISSN: 1578-1860, Vol: 218, Issue: 8, Page: 426-434

Publication Year:
2018
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PMID:
29685639
DOI:
10.1016/j.rce.2018.03.017
Author(s):
V. Ramos-Sesma; M. Górgolas-Hernández Mora; J. M. Ramos-Rincón
Publisher(s):
Elsevier BV
Tags:
Medicine
article description
Improved living conditions and advances in medicine have extended life expectancy and quality of life, resulting in an increasing number of elderly travellers. Pathophysiological changes and treatments can reduce the efficacy of vaccines and facilitate drug interactions. Elderly travellers have various characteristics that should be considered when offering pre-trip counselling, which should include proper management of chronic diseases that are susceptible to worsening during the trip, as well as an appropriate study and follow-up after the trip. We performed a narrative review of the main problems of elderly travellers.