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“This is a valuable reference for those treating geriatric patients, providing well-reasoned expectations. It offers a common-sense approach in a medical system that...
“This is a valuable reference for those treating geriatric patients, providing well-reasoned expectations. It offers a common-sense approach in a medical system that is oriented to procedure numbers rather than focused on what a rational outcome is. Medicine owes a debt of gratitude to the authors of this work.”
For nearly three decades, the goal of Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics has remained unchanged: to help clinicians do a better job of caring for their older patients. You will find thorough and authoritative coverage of all the important issues in geriatrics, along with concise, practical guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of the diseases and disorders most commonly encountered in an elderly patient.
Recognizing the reality that medical issues interact with other social and environmental issues, Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics includes chapters on Health Services, Nursing Home Care, Ethical Issues in the Care of Older Persons, and Palliative Care. You will also find chapters on the differential diagnosis and management of confusion, depression, incontinence, falls, and immobility and general management strategies on cardiovascular disorders, decreased vitality, and sensory impairment.
There is no better resource to help you effectively address the challenges faced by the upcoming "grey tsunami" than Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics.
The book contains black-and-white illustrations.
"...so well written the amount of information it contains is deceptive. Unlike many texts, the book is easy to read and provides an excellent overview of geriatrics." - Journal of Family Practice review of prior edition What other books describe in two pages of text, this book describes succinctly and clearly in one table. Its readability combines with the authority brought by the superb author team to result in a unique resource for anyone caring for elders. The problem-oriented approach focuses on early diagnosis of all conditions and reviews salient therapies. New to this edition is the latest on differential diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease, the case for and against aggressive management of diabetes, the use of beta blockers in managing acute myocardial infarction, anti-Parkinsonian drugs, the impact of managed care on the elderly, changes in nursing home and home health under Medicare, ethical issues and much more.
So well written the amount of information it contains is deceptive. Unlike many texts, the book is easy to read and provides an excellent overview of geriatrics.
List of Tables and Figures
Pt. I The Aging Patient and Geriatric Assessment 1
1 Clinical Implications of the Aging Process 3
2 The Geriatric Patient: Demography, Epidemiology, and Health Services Utilization 23
3 Evaluating the Geriatric Patient 41
4 Chronic Disease Management 79
Pt. II Differential Diagnosis and Management 109
5 Prevention 111
6 Confusion: Delirium and Dementia 145
7 Diagnosis and Management of Depression 175
8 Incontinence 213
9 Falls 265
10 Immobility 297
Pt. III General Management Strategies 333
11 Cardiovascular Disorders 335
12 Decreased Vitality 363
13 Sensory Impairment 401
14 Drug Therapy 425
15 Health Services 449
16 Nursing Home Care 489
17 Ethical Issues in the Care of Older Persons 523
App Selected Internet Resources on Geriatrics 549