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Title: Infection in an aging population
Authors: Kline, Kimberly A.
Bowdish, Dawn M. E.
Keywords: bacterial colonization
pneumonia
Issue Date: 2015
Source: Kline, K. A., & Bowdish, D. M. E. (2016). Infection in an aging population. Current Opinion in Microbiology, 29, 63-67.
Series/Report no.: Current Opinion in Microbiology
Abstract: The global population is rapidly aging. Currently, 566 million people are ≥65 years old worldwide, with estimates of nearly 1.5 billion by 2050, particularly in developing countries. Infections constitute a third of mortality in people ≥65 years old. Moreover, lengthening life spans correlate with increased time in hospitals or long-term care facilities and exposure to drug-resistant pathogens. Indeed, the risk of nosocomial infections increases with age, independent of duration spent in healthcare facilities. In this review, we summarize our understanding of how the aging immune system relates to bacterial infections. We highlight the most prevalent infections affecting aging populations including pneumonia, urinary tract infections, and wound infections and make recommendations for future research into infection in aging populations.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/81848
http://hdl.handle.net/10220/39736
ISSN: 1369-5274
DOI: 10.1016/j.mib.2015.11.003
Rights: © 2015 Elsevier. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Current Opinion in Microbiology, Elsevier. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mib.2015.11.003].
Fulltext Permission: open
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