Epidemiology and Respiratory Diseases

Pulmonary disease prevalence increases with age and contributes to morbidity and mortality in older patients. Dyspnea in older patients is often ascribed to multiple etiologies such as medical comorbidities and deconditioning. Common pulmonary disorders are frequently overlooked as contributors to dyspnea in older patients. In addition to negative impacts on morbidity and mortality, quality of life is reduced in older patients with uncontrolled, undertreated pulmonary symptoms. The purpose of this review is to discuss the epidemiology of common pulmonary diseases, namely pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, lung cancer, and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in older patients. We will review common clinical presentations for these diseases and highlight differences between younger and older patients. We will also briefly discuss risk factors, treatment, and mortality associated with these diseases. Finally, we will address the relationship between comorbidities, pulmonary symptoms, and quality of life in older patients with pulmonary diseases.

    Related Conference of Epidemiology and Respiratory Diseases

    September 16-17, 2019

    10th International Conference on Clinical and Medical Case Reports

    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    September 16-17, 2019

    2nd European Conference on Epidemiology & Public Health

    Paris, France
    September 25-26, 2019

    11th International Conference on Epidemiology & Public Health

    Copenhagen, Denmark
    October 14-15, 2019

    5th World Congress on Health Economics, Health Policy and Healthcare Management

    Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers, Denmark
    October 21-22, 2019

    Annual meet on Epidemiology and Public Health

    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    October 21-22, 2019

    29th International Conference on Neonatology and Perinatology

    Melbourne, Australia
    October 23-24, 2019

    Human Physiology and Clinical Anatomy Research

    Copenhagen, Denmark
    October 14-15, 2019

    5th Global Public Health Congress

    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    November 20-21, 2019

    Annual Congress on Womens Health

    Tokyo, Japan
    November 25-26, 2019

    2nd World Congress & Expo on Healthcare IT

    | Paris, France
    November 25-26, 2019

    5th World Congress on Public Health, Epidemiology & Nutrition

    Auckland, New Zealand
    December 09-10, 2019

    Annual Congress on Yoga and Meditation

    Dubai, UAE
    January 27-28, 2020

    12th Asia Pacific Global Summit on Healthcare

    Bangkok, Thailand
    February 24-25, 2020

    5th World Congress on Public Health and Nutrition

    London, UK
    March 27-28, 2020

    2nd International Conference on Digital Health

    Barcelona, Spain
    April 06-07, 2020

    6th Global Summit on Herbals and Traditional Medicine

    Bangkok, Thailand
    April 17-18, 2020

    2nd International Conference on e-Health

    Prague, Czech Republic
    15-16, 2020

    16th World Congress on Healthcare & Technologies

    | Barcelona, Spain

    Epidemiology and Respiratory Diseases Conference Speakers

    Recommended Sessions

    Related Journals

    Are you interested in