Review use and side affects of common medications for otolaryngologic diseases.
Outpatient or inpatient
Perform a review of medications to treat common otolaryngology complaints and avoid unwanted medical side effects.
- Identify specific medications or medication classes often used in otolaryngology that have unfavorable side effects in geriatric patients.
- Identify alternative medications and treatments for geriatric otolaryngology patients.
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Users are free to download and distribute Geriatric Fast Facts for informational, educational, and research purposes only. Citation: AUTHORS: Luke Jakubowski MD, Thomas Kidder MD, Steven Denson MD, Fast Fact #17: Medications in Geriatric Otolaryngology. October, 2012.
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