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Evidence-Based Geriatric Medicine

Paperback Evidence-Based Medicine

Edited by Jayna Holroyd-Leduc, By (author) Madhuri Reddy

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  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Format: Paperback | 202 pages
  • Dimensions: 186mm x 244mm x 12mm | 458g
  • Publication date: 15 May 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Chicester
  • ISBN 10: 1444337181
  • ISBN 13: 9781444337181
  • Edition: 1
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Sales rank: 446,548

Product description

The latest addition to the Evidence-Based Book series, Evidence-Based Geriatric Medicine provides non-geriatrician clinicians an overview of key topics central to the care of the older patient. This guide focuses on the management of common problems in the elderly taking into account their life situations as well as treatment of specific conditions. Leading geriatricians with expertise in evidence-based medicine utilize the best available evidence and present this information in a concise, easy-to-use, question-based format. Evidence-Based Geriatric Medicine is a unique guide to the optimum management of older patients.

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Dr. Jayna Holroyd-Leduc is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She received her medical degree at the University of Toronto, Canada. She completed residency training in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at the University of Toronto, before completing a research fellowship in Geriatrics and Quality Improvement at the San Francisco VA Medical Centre and the University of California, San Francisco. Her research interests include systematic reviews, knowledge translation, clinical decision support and improving care provided to older patients. She is the University of Calgary Geriatric Medicine Training Program Director and the Department of Medicine QI Lead. Madhuri Reddy MD MSc is an Internist and Geriatric Medicine specialist. She is currently Director of the Wound Healing Clinic at the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Boston, Massachusetts. She has published several original research papers, been editor or on the editorial board of several publications, has written book chapters for clinicians, as well as a book for patients and their caregivers on the care of chronic wounds (Healing Wounds, Healthy Skin). Dr Reddy completed her Geriatric Medicine training at the University of Toronto in Canada.

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"This is a good book for lay caregivers and support personnel training to provide care, as it includes many options for consideration." ( Doody's , 10 August 2012)

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"Evidence-Based Geriatric Medicine" provides non-geriatrician clinicians with an approach to topics central to the care of the older patient. These include the diagnosis and management of 'the geriatric giants' (delirium, dementia, urinary incontinence and falls), pressure ulcers, elder abuse and end of life care. This new book in the Evidence-Based series includes specific age-related conditions while providing a holistic approach to the older patient. Geriatric Medicine specialists with expertise in both their specific topics as well as in evidence-based medicine present the best-available evidence in a concise, easy-to-use, question-and-answer based format. Each chapter includes common questions that are asked by clinicians, and the answers focus on a systematic review of the evidence and conclude with a bottom line for clinical practice. A unique guide to the optimum care of older patientsFocuses on the best available evidenceUses rigorous and transparent methods for seeking and appraising the evidenceProvides the evidence in a clinically useful formatThis book is an invaluable resource for trainees and clinicians from various disciplines, worldwide. It addresses an issue of global importance - building the capacity to care for older persons.

Table of contents

List of contributors, vi Foreword, ix Sharon Straus 1 Function and frailty: the cornerstones of geriatric assessment, 1 Paige K. Moorhouse & Kenneth Rockwood 2 Computer-based clinical decision support systems in the care of older patients, 13 Marina Martin & Mary K. Goldstein 3 Simplifying the pillbox: drugs and aging, 25 Sudeep S. Gill & Dallas P. Seitz 4 Breathing easier: respiratory disease in the older adult, 43 Salahaddin Mahmudi-Azer 5 Breathing easier: an approach to heart failure in a patient with an aging heart, 58 Jayna M. Holroyd-Leduc, Madhuri Reddy, & Anita Asgar 6 Clarifying confusion: prevention and managing delirium, 65 Ranjani Aiyar & Jayna M. Holroyd-Leduc 7 Preserving the memories: managing dementia, 73 Dallas P. Seitz, Philip E. Lee, Sudeep S. Gill, & Paula A. Rochon 8 Enjoying the golden years: diagnosing and treating depression, 94 Jane Pearce & Stuart Carney 9 A balancing act: preventing and treating falls, 105 Emily Kwan & Sharon Straus 10 Keeping dry: managing urinary incontinence, 124 Cara Tannenbaum 11 Keeping things moving: preventing and managing constipation, 140 Dov Gandell & Shabbir M.H. Alibhai 12 Preventing and treating pressure ulcers, 155 Madhuri Reddy, Sudeep S. Gill, Sunila R. Kalkar, Wei Wu, & Paula A. Rochon 13 Elder Abuse, 166 Erik J. Lindbloom, Landon D. Hough, & Karli R.E. Urban 14 A good death: appropriate end-of-life care, 175 Cari Levy & Jean S. Kutner Index, 187 Evidence-Based Medicine Series The Evidence-Based Medicine Series has a website at: www.evidencebasedseries.com