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Question Which clinical sign related to normal aging!

80 y/o man with poor balance for 6 months. He is being treated for HT w/ hydrochlorothiazide. BP: 136/86 mmHg. He has mild tremor of the hands when his arms are outstreched and decreased vibratory sensation at the knees.Deep tendon reflexes of the quadriceps and gastrochenemius-soleus muscles are hyperactive. Babinski signs are present bilaterally.He is unable to stand his both eyes closed.Which of the following considered normal age related finding?
a) Babinski Sign
b) Hyperactivity of the deep tendon reflexes of the gastrocnemius-solues muscles.
c) Inability to stand with the eyes closed
d) reduced vibratory sensetion at the knees
e) Tremor of the outstreched hands

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I am not sure too but I would pick up E
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Good question and difficult one too!

Definitely not A and C!

Putting other findings in context, I would go with E like other fellows did!
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http://nursingplanet.com/nr/blog5.ph...-aging-process

http://www.mhprofessional.com/downlo...RopperCh29.pdf (this is particularly useful)
Answer is tremor
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