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Current Geriatric Diagnosis and Treatment

Current Geriatric Diagnosis and Treatment - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0071399241

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ISBN13: 978-0071399241
ISBN10: 0071399240
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Edition: 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2004
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Current Geriatric Diagnosis and Treatment - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0071399241

C. Landefeld

ISBN13: 978-0071399241
ISBN10: 0071399240
Cover type:
Edition: 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2004
International: No

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 information 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

Table of Contents

The need for expertise in geriatric medicine in the care of older patients p. 1
Continuity of care p. 4
Prevention & health promotion p. 7
Geriatric assessment p. 16
Office practice p. 21
Home care p. 27
Hospital care p. 33
Community-based & nursing home long-term care p. 38
Surgical & perioperative care p. 45
Delirium p. 53
Cognitive impairment & dementia p. 60
Falls & mobility disorders p. 74
Parkinson's disease & essential tremor p. 88
Depression & other mental health issues p. 100
Sleep disorders p. 114
Visual & hearing impairment p. 122
Syncope & dizziness p. 138
Cerebrovascular disease p. 147
Cardiac disease p. 156
Hypertension p. 183
Peripheral vascular & thromboembolic disease p. 191
Respiratory diseases p. 202
Abdominal complaints & gastrointestinal disorders p. 220
Urinary incontinence p. 239
Renal system, fluid, & electrolytes p. 247
Geriatric rheumatology p. 257
Osteoporosis & hip fractures p. 272
Pressure ulcers p. 281
Common skin disorders p. 289
Cancers in the geriatric population p. 305
Anemia p. 314
Endocrine disorders p. 317
Diabetes in the elderly p. 338
Common infections p. 348
Special issues in women's health : hormonal health issues of early & late postmenopausal women p. 359
Health issues of the aging male p. 368
Principles of rehabilitation p. 376
Nutrition & failure to thrive p. 391
Use of alcohol, tobacco & nonprescribed drugs p. 407
Elder mistreatment : abuse, neglect, & exploitation p. 414
Principles of drug therapy : changes with aging, polypharmacy, & drug interaction p. 421
Exercise p. 436
Common pain syndromes & management of pain p. 447
Palliative care p. 460
Anti-aging & complementary therapies p. 468
Common legal & ethical issues p. 482
Appendix p. 490
Index p. 511
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