Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics / Edition 3

Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics / Edition 3

by Robert L. Kane
     
 

ISBN-10: 0070334730

ISBN-13: 9780070334731

Pub. Date: 10/01/1993

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing Division

THE practical and affordable quick-reference guide to evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of older patients -- now extensively revised and updated! The superb writing, a clear focus on the clinical issues, presentation of complex issues clearly and succinctly...just a few of the reasons why ESSENTIALS OF CLINICAL GERIATRICS is a favorite resource among health…  See more details below

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THE practical and affordable quick-reference guide to evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of older patients -- now extensively revised and updated! The superb writing, a clear focus on the clinical issues, presentation of complex issues clearly and succinctly...just a few of the reasons why ESSENTIALS OF CLINICAL GERIATRICS is a favorite resource among health professionals caring for older patients. The practical, problem-oriented approach systematically guides users through the clinical implications of aging, and reviews evaluation, diagnosis, and management of clinical problems encountered daily. And much has been added to this edition to keep you at the cutting edge of clinical geriatrics.

KEY FEATURES

  • FOCUS - clinical, practical content that can be put to use immediately for effective care of older patients
  • SCOPE - "just right" coverage -- provides all the necessary information without being overwhelming
  • CONVENIENCE - a wealth of superb tables, charts, and graphs quickly summarize important information
  • PRACTICALITY - a handy appendix filled with useful medical forms enhances assessments and history

NEW TO THE FIFTH EDITION

  • NEW chapter on preventive care in clinical geriatrics
  • EXPANDED coverage of preoperative evaluation, cancer management, and end-of-life issues
  • UPDATED content on genetic aspects of geriatric care, pharmacology, hormone replacement therapy, and more
  • LATEST on caring for nursing home patients
  • EVERY chapter revised and updated

Markets: Residents & Practitioners in Internal Medicine, Family & General Practice; Geriatric, Family " Adult Nurse Practitioners; Physician Assistants; Geriatric Fellows & Geriatricians; Medical, NP & PA Students; Nurses; Nursing Homes, Home Care Companies; Medical, Departmental, Hospital Libraries

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070334731
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing Division
Publication date:
10/01/1993
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
542
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.72(d)

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Table of Contents

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

Index 555

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