Genitourinary Emergencies in Older Adults

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Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2021 May;39(2):361-378. doi: 10.1016/j.emc.2021.01.003. Epub 2021 Mar 11.


Older adults are frequently seen in the emergency department for genitourinary complaints, necessitating that emergency physicians are adept at managing a myriad of genitourinary emergencies. Geriatric patients may present with acute kidney injury, hematuria, or a urinary infection and aspects of how managing these presentations differs from their younger counterparts is emphasized. Older adults may also present with acute urinary retention or urinary incontinence as a result of genitourinary pathology or other systemic etiologies. Finally, genital complaints as they pertain to older adults are briefly highlighted with emphasis on emergent management and appropriate referrals.

PMID:33863465 | DOI:10.1016/j.emc.2021.01.003

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