Current Geriatric Diagnosis and Treatment

Current Geriatric Diagnosis and Treatment

Paperback Current Geriatric Diagnosis & Treatment

By (author) Robert Palmer, By (author) William Lyons, By (author) Mary Anne Johnson, By (author) Catherine Bree Johnston, By (author) C. Seth Landefeld, By (author) C. Bree

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  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical
  • Format: Paperback | 600 pages
  • Dimensions: 183mm x 231mm x 23mm | 590g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2004
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0071399240
  • ISBN 13: 9780071399241
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: 125 illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,100,177

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The most up-to-date source of clinically focused information on the medical care of the increasing elderly population. This text features relevant diagnostic and treatment content needed by every provider of healthcare to older adults. The text covers the major diseases and disorders of the elderly with particular attention to the care of the elderly.

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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

Table of contents

Approach to the Geriatric Patient 1/How Geriatric Patients are Special 2/Continuum of Care 3/Prevention and Health Promotion Across the Continuum of Care 4/Geriatric Assessment Environments of Care 5/Office Practice 6/Home Care 7/Hospital Care 8/Long Term Care 9/Surgical and Perioperative Care Common Disorders in the Elderly 10/Delirium 11/Cognitive Impairment and Dementia (due 5/31) 12/Falls and Mobility Disorders 13/Parkinsons and Other Movement Disorders 14/Depression and Other Mental Health Issues 15/Sleep Disorders 16/Visual and Hearing Impairment 17/Dizziness and Syncope 18/Cerebrovascular Disease 19/Cardiac Disease 20/Hypertension (in the Older Adult) 21/Peripheral Vascular and Thromboembolytic Disease 22/Respiratory Disease 23/Abdominal Complaints and Gastrointestinal Disorders 24/Incontinence 25/Renal, Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders 26/Arthritis and Vasculitis 27/Osteoporosis and Hip Fractures 28/Pressure Ulcers 29/Common Skin Disorders 30/Cancers in the Geriatric Population 31/Anemia in the Elderly 32/Endocrine Disorders 33/Diabetes in the Elderly 34/Common Infectious Diseases Special Situations 35/Special Issues in Women's Health 36/Special Issues in Men's Health 37/Principles of Rehabilitation 38/Weight Loss and Other Nutritional Issues 39/Use of Tobacco, Alcohol and Non-prescribed Medications 40/Elder Mistreatment, Violence, and Self-Neglect 41/Principles of Drug Therapy: Changes with Aging, Polypharmacy, and Drug Interaction 42/Exercise, Balance and Mobility 43/Common Pain Syndromes and Management of Pain 44/Palliative Care and Pain Management 45/Anti-Aging and Complimentary Therapies 46/Common Legal & Ethical Issues Appendix: Geriatric Instruments Index