Geriatric Medicine at a Glance

Geriatric Medicine at a Glance

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Geriatric Medicine at a Glance logically presents the core principles of geriatric medicine, including mechanisms of ageing, changes in physiology commonly seen in older adults, and the clinical management and treatment of the key medical presentations affecting older patients. It provides a thorough overview of the essential required core knowledge, mapped to the British Geriatrics Society undergraduate curriculum on ageing. Geriatric Medicine at a Glance: - Is fully aligned with the newly developed British Geriatric Society curriculum on ageing for undergraduate medical students - Explains the relevant concepts associated with ageing in addition to the common medical presentations seen in older adults - Includes the perspective of nurses and other allied health professionals - Features 'best of five' MCQ self-assessment questions Geriatric Medicine at a Glance will help address the uncertainty often experienced by medical students and junior doctors when dealing with older patients.
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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 214 x 272 x 5mm | 294g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 1118597648
  • 9781118597644
  • 389,467

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The market-leading at a Glance series is used world-wide by medical students, residents, junior doctors and health professionals for its concise and clear approach and superb illustrations.

Each topic is presented in a double-page spread with clear, easy-to-follow diagrams, supported by succinct explanatory text.

Covering the whole medical curriculum, these introductory texts are ideal for teaching, learning and exam preparation, and are useful throughout medical school and beyond.

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Geriatric Medicine at a Glance logically presents the core principles of geriatric medicine, including mechanisms of ageing, changes in physiology commonly seen in older adults, and the clinical management and treatment of the key medical presentations affecting older patients. It provides a thorough overview of the essential required core knowledge, mapped to the British Geriatrics Society undergraduate curriculum on ageing.

Geriatric Medicine at a Glance: Is fully aligned with the newly developed British Geriatric Society curriculum on ageing for undergraduate medical students Explains the relevant concepts associated with ageing in addition to the common medical presentations seen in older adults Includes the perspective of nurses and other allied health professionals Features 'best of five' self-assessment questions, with full explanations of the answers

Geriatric Medicine at a Glance will help address the uncertainty often experienced by medical students and junior doctors when dealing with older patients.

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Table of contents

List of Contributors vi Preface vii Acknowledgements viii How to use your revision guide ix Part 1 Core Concepts 1 1. Why is geriatric medicine different? 2 2. Population ageing 4 3. Theories of ageing 6 4. Physiology of ageing 8 5. Frailty 10 6. Comprehensive geriatric assessment 12 7. The international classification of functioning, disability and health 14 8. Physiotherapy 16 9. Occupational therapy 18 10. Assessment scales physical function 20 11. Assessment scales mental health 22 12. Ethical issues 24 Part 2 Common problems in older adults 26 13. Polypharmacy 28 14. Osteoporosis 30 15. Falls 32 16. Gait 34 17. Dizziness 36 18. Syncope 38 19. Urinary incontinence 40 20. Constipation 42 21. Delirium 44 22. Dementia 1: causes and classification 46 23. Dementia 2: assessment and management 48 24. Stroke 50 25. Parkinsonism 52 26. Nutrition 54 27. Pressure ulcers 56 Part 3 CGA in practice 58 28. Elder abuse 60 29. Surgical care 62 30. Geriatrics at the interface 64 31. Care homes 66 32. End-of-life care 68 MCQ questions 70 MCQ answers 78 References 80 Index 81
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About Adrian Blundell

Adrian Blundell is Consultant Geriatrician and Honorary Associate Professor, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and the University of Nottingham Adam Gordon is Consultant Geriatrician and Honorary Lecturer, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and the University of Nottingham
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