Geriatrics: Test your skills with these 5 questions
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Herbert L. Muncie Jr., MD, is a Professor of Family Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine, LSU Health, New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Muncie is also a faculty member of the National Family Medicine Board Review course.

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An 85-year-old man presents for an initial office visit, having just moved in with his son. The man is being treated for hypertension, osteoarthritis, and hyperlipidemia. His medications are lisinopril, atorvastatin, and acetaminophen.

His physical examination reveals a blood pressure (BP) of 146/92 mm Hg, a heart rate of 76 beats/min (bpm) and regular, a respiratory rate of 14 breaths/min, and a temperature of 98.4°F. His son asks what changes in his father are considered part of the normal aging process.

Which of the following do you tell him can be expected?

A decrease in stimulated salivary production.

An increase in maximum heart rate.

A decrease in bowel transit time.

A decrease in bladder postvoid residual volume.

This quiz is not accredited for CME.

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