Brocklehurst's Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology

Brocklehurst's Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology

by Howard M. Fillit
     
 

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Popular with generations of practitioners, Brocklehurst's Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology has been the definitive reference of choice in the field of geriatric care. The new 7th Edition, by Howard M. Fillit, MD, Kenneth Rockwood, MD, and Kenneth Woodhouse, carries on this tradition with an increased clinical focus and updated coverage to help you

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Popular with generations of practitioners, Brocklehurst's Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology has been the definitive reference of choice in the field of geriatric care. The new 7th Edition, by Howard M. Fillit, MD, Kenneth Rockwood, MD, and Kenneth Woodhouse, carries on this tradition with an increased clinical focus and updated coverage to help you meet the unique challenges posed by this growing patient population. Consistent discussions of clinical manifestations, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and more make reference quick and easy, while over 255 illustrations compliment the text to help you find what you need on a given condition. Examples of the latest imaging studies depict the effects of aging on the brain, and new algorithms further streamline decision making.

  • Emphasizes the clinical relevance of the latest scientific findings to help you easily apply the material to everyday practice.
  • Features consistent discussions of clinical manifestations, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and more that make reference quick and easy.
  • Includes over 255 illustrations—including algorithms, photographs, and tables—that compliment the text to help you find what you need on a given condition.
  • Provides summary boxes at the end of each chapter that highlight important points.
  • Features the work of an expert author team, now led by Dr. Howard M. Fillit who provides an American perspective to complement the book’s traditional wealth of British expertise.
  • Includes an expanded use of algorithms to streamline decision making.
  • Presents more color images in the section on aging skin, offering a real-life perspective of conditions for enhanced diagnostic accuracy.
  • Includes examples of the latest imaging studies to help you detect and classify changes to the brain during aging.
  • Offers Grade A evidence-based references keyed to the relevant text.

Editorial Reviews

Reviewer:David O. Staats, MD(University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)
Description:The seventh edition of this multiauthored textbook of geriatric medicine and gerontology updates the 2003 edition.
Purpose:It provides a comprehensive look at aging, the diseases of old age, and the treatment of older persons, with the belief that each of these points of view informs and influences the others. The authors and editors have done a wonderful job in accomplishing these are extremely worthy objectives.
Audience:The audience includes both gerontologists and geriatricians, as well as primary care physicians and specialist physicians. Trainees in all these areas will also benefit greatly from this book.
Features:The first of the book's four sections covers gerontology: biological (the nature of aging), medical (physiological changes with aging), neurogerontology (cognitive changes with aging), and social. The second section covers geriatric medicine, starting with the fundamental approaches and then by organ system. The third section is problem-based geriatric medicine, including geriatric syndromes. The final section is health systems and geriatric medicine, which ends with a chapter on telemedicine. In all, there are 128 chapters over 1,000 pages with additional color plates. With the purchase of the book comes access to an online version that is searchable and has the references, many of which are online as well.
Assessment:This book is utterly amazing. It weds gerontology and geriatric medicine unlike any other single textbook. It provides a uniform look at geriatrics that integrates the U.S., Canadian, and U.K. perspectives. It identifies the true nature of geriatrics as the combination of knowing the nature of aging, the normative nature of illness in older persons, and the complexity both of multimorbidity and the simultaneous assessment of the older patient in the medical, psychological, and social domains. This book shows the flowering of geriatric medicine into an elegant whole at the beginning of the 21st century. With the burgeoning growth of older persons throughout the world, the need for a book of this excellent caliber could not be greater. Every student of geriatrics and gerontology should delve deeply into this superlative work.
From the Publisher
"This book scores highly on all fronts and succinctly covers all the bases. It is not just a textbook of general medicine in the elderly; it specifically looks at areas that uniquely affects the older patient. So step forwards this excellent book which certainly provides a superb insight into the practice of medicine in the elderly population. Although in its 7th edition, the book is moving with the times, it has three editors, one from the USA, UK and Canada and a wide range of contributors from both sides of the Atlantic."

Dr Harry Brown February 2011

"The most well-established geriatric medicine and gerontology textbook [is] now in it’s 7th edition. The combination of a general gerontology introduction with geriatric medicine remains a successful formula, and the access to the online text is a valuable bonus."

Desmond O’Neill, Oxford Journals April 2011

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781437720754
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
05/10/2010
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1152
File size:
15 MB
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