Evidence-Based Geriatric Medicine

Evidence-Based Geriatric Medicine

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


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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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  • Paperback | 202 pages
  • 186 x 244 x 12mm | 458.13g
  • 15 May 2012
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Chicester
  • English
  • New.
  • 1444337181
  • 9781444337181
  • 482,989

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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 patients Focuses on the best available evidence Uses rigorous and transparent methods for seeking and appraising the evidence Provides the evidence in a clinically useful format This 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.

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