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Essentials of clinical geriatrics [electronic resource] /
Robert L. Kane ... [et al.].
edition
7th ed.
imprint
New York : McGraw-Hill, 2013.
description
p. ; cm.
ISBN
007179218X (soft cover : alk. paper), 9780071792189 (soft cover : alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
New York : McGraw-Hill, 2013.
isbn
007179218X (soft cover : alk. paper)
9780071792189 (soft cover : alk. paper)
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contents note
Clinical implications of the aging process -- The geriatric patient : demography, epidemiology, and health services utilization -- Evaluating the geriatric patient -- Chronic disease management -- Prevention -- Confusion : delirium and dementia -- Diagnosis and management of depression -- Incontinence -- Falls -- Immobility -- Cardiovascular disorders -- Decreased vitality -- Sensory impairment -- Drug therapy -- Health services -- Nursing home care -- Ethical issues in the care of older persons -- Palliative care.
catalogue key
9226626
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This concise, practical guide contains critical information on geriatric assessment, diagnosis and treatment. It emphasises the clinical evaluation of the geriatric patient and features content on end-of-life decisions, pre-operative evaluation, cancer management issues and preventative aspects of geriatric care.
Main Description
An engaging introductory guide to the core topics in geriatric medicine For nearly three decades, the goal of "Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics" has remained unchanged: to help clinicians do a better job of caring for their older patients. You will find thorough and authoritative coverage of all the important issues in geriatrics, along with concise, practical guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of the diseases and disorders most commonly encountered in an elderly patient. Features: A strong focus on the fields must-know concepts, from the nature of clinical aging to differential diagnosis of important geriatric syndromes to drug therapy and health services Numerous tables and figures that summarize conditions, values, mechanisms, therapeutics, and more Thorough coverage of preventive services and disease screening An appendix of Internet resources on geriatrics Recognizing the reality that medical issues interact with other social and environmental issues, "Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics" includes chapters on Health Services, Nursing Home Care, Ethical Issues in the Care of Older Persons, and Palliative Care. You will also find chapters on the differential diagnosis and management of confusion, depression, incontinence, falls, and immobility and general management strategies on cardiovascular disorders, decreased vitality, and sensory impairment. There is no better resource to help you effectively address the challenges faced by the upcoming "grey tsunami" than "Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics."
Main Description
An engaging introductory guide to the core topics in geriatric medicine For nearly three decades, the goal of Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics has remained unchanged: to help clinicians do a better job of caring for their older patients. You will find thorough and authoritative coverage of all the important issues in geriatrics, along with concise, practical guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of the diseases and disorders most commonlyencountered in an elderly patient. Features: A strong focus on the field's must-know concepts, from the nature of clinical aging to differential diagnosis of important geriatric syndromes to drug therapy and health services Numerous tables and figures that summarize conditions, values, mechanisms, therapeutics, and more Thorough coverage of preventive services and disease screening An appendix of Internet resources on geriatrics Recognizing the reality that medical issues interact with other social and environmental issues, Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics includes chapters on Health Services, Nursing Home Care, Ethical Issues in the Care of Older Persons, and Palliative Care. You will also find chapters on the differential diagnosis and management of confusion, depression, incontinence, falls, and immobility and general management strategies on cardiovascular disorders, decreased vitality, and sensory impairment. There is no better resource to help you effectively address the challenges faced by the upcoming "grey tsunami" than Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics .
Main Description
The classic introductory guide to core topics in geriatric medicine -- now in full color "Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics, 7e" delivers a broad, superbly written overview of the core issues in geriatrics, along with concise practical guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of the diseases and disorders most commonly encoutered in older patients. NEW learning objectives in each chapter NEW chapter on end-of-life care NEW full-color presentation
Main Description
The classic introductory guide to core topics in geriatric medicine -- now in full color Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics, 7e delivers a broad, superbly written overview of the core issues in geriatrics, along with concise practical guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of the diseases and disorders most commonly encoutered in older patients. NEW learning objectives in each chapter NEW chapter on end-of-life care NEW full-color presentation
Table of Contents
List of Tables and Figuresp. vii
Prefacep. xvii
The Aging Patient and Geriatric Assessment
Clinical Implications of the Aging Processp. 3
The Geriatric Patient: Demography, Epidemiology, and Health Services Utilizationp. 23
Evaluating the Geriatric Patientp. 41
Chronic Disease Managementp. 71
Differential Diagnosis and Management
Preventionp. 93
Delirium and Dementiap. 133
Diagnosis and Management of Depressionp. 159
Incontinencep. 187
Fallsp. 229
Immobilityp. 247
General Management Strategies
Cardiovascular Disordersp. 277
Decreased Vitalityp. 303
Sensory Impairmentp. 341
Drug Therapyp. 361
Health Servicesp. 381
Nursing Home Carep. 419
Ethical Issues in the Care of Older Personsp. 447
Palliative Carep. 467
Appendix Selected Internet Resources on Geriatricsp. 481
Indexp. 485
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