DESCRIPTIVE ANALYSIS OF ONCOGERIATRY IN A HOSPITAL OF QUITO-ECUADOR

Castro Riera Verónica Piedad, Torres Robles Juliana Jazmín, Rivera Obando Alain Michel, Pedraza Ayala Katherine Paola, Vizcaíno Romero Alejandra Beatriz, Pazmiño Bautista Diana Gabriela, González Conza Juan Carlos, Fernández Santamaría Betty Adriana, Chávez Núñez Diana Estefanía

Abstract


Introduction: More than 50% of malignant tumors occur in people with 65 years, taking into account that according to
the Ecuadorian Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC), six out of every one hundred people in the city of Quito are older
adults, the goal of this research is to determine a descriptive analysis of the vulnerability and fragility of geriatric
patients admitted to our institution.
Methods: descriptive analysis of the patients admitted to the oncology service during the month of November of the
year 2019 evaluating their age group, vulnerability and polypharmacy.
Results: 41older adults were registered of which 92.7% presented fragility and vulnerability, 65.9% received clinical
management and polypharmacy was reported in 75.6% of the patients
Conclusion: It is important to implement the Oncogeriatrics service, which would allow attention that focuses on both
comorbidities and its underlying oncological problem, which would attempt to better manage polypharmacy and
improve the vulnerability of the elderly patient.


Keywords


Old, adult, cancer, oncogeriatry, Quito-Ecuador

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