Summary: Convenient, comprehensive care for older adults
Practical, current information on the best care for older adults
Essential, quick lookup answers from a top ranked geriatrics team
The choice of geriatricians, internists, and family physicians
Ideal for residents and students
This essential resource provides up-to-date, expert, and accessible diagnostic and treatment informat...show moreion on the most common health problems among the rapidly growing population of the elderly. CURRENT Geriatric Diagnosis & Treatment is the best quick reference for busy practitioners who provide care for older adults.
CURRENT Geriatric Diagnosis & Treatment features:
A convenient one-stop source of answers on all disorders commonly encountered among older adults, for specialists and nonspecialists alike
Forty-six clinically-focused chapters offering concise, practical guidance on health issues of the elderly, particularly frail older adults
Easy-access organization by common disorders, special situations, and environments of care
Important grounding in geriatric assessment
Valuable information on health promotion and disease prevention
Guidance on care in all settings--office, home, hospital, and long-term, as well as pre- and post-operative care
Special geriatric considerations in cardiovascular health, cancers, endocrine disorders, skin problems, respiratory disease, renal disorders, and more
Essential information on topics such as delirium, cognitive impairment and dementia, falls and mobility disorders, Parkinson's and other movement disorders, sleep disorders, arthritis and vasculitis, and more
Diagnostic and treatment tools for common disorders such as incontinence, depression, visual and hearing impairment, and osteoporosis
Succinct coverage of often-neglected topics such as drug, alcohol, and tobacco abuse, elder mistreatment, and principles of drug therapy
Authoritative guidance on special issues in men's and women's health
Concise, current, and comprehensive coverage of principles of pain management and rehabilitation
Easy-access information on weight loss and other nutritional concerns
Time-saving diagnostic and treatment algorithms
New Features :
Focused, clinically-relevant information on the care of the elderly for busy practitioners
Comprehensive and concise information on geriatric considerations in diagnosis and treatment
Essentials of diagnosis for major diseases and disorders in the elderly
...show lessEdition/Copyright: 04 Cover: Paperback Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Year Published: 2004
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The need for expertise in geriatric medicine in the care of older patients
Continuity of care
Prevention & health promotion
Community-based & nursing home long-term care
Surgical & perioperative care
Cognitive impairment & dementia
Falls & mobility disorders
Parkinson's disease & essential tremor
Depression & other mental health issues
Visual & hearing impairment
Syncope & dizziness
Peripheral vascular & thromboembolic disease
Abdominal complaints & gastrointestinal disorders
Renal system, fluid, & electrolytes
Osteoporosis & hip fractures
Common skin disorders
Cancers in the geriatric population
Diabetes in the elderly
Special issues in women's health : hormonal health issues of early & late postmenopausal women
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