Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics: Sixth Edition / Edition 6

Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics: Sixth Edition / Edition 6

by Robert Kane, Joseph Ouslander, Itamar Abrass, Barbara Resnick
     
 

The most RENOWNED AND TRUSTED INTRODUCTORY GUIDE to core topics in geriatric medicine and health care

A Doody's Core Title ESSENTIAL PURCHASE for 2011!

4 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW!

"This continues to be the leading U.S. introductory textbook in geriatric medicine. It is user friendly, well written and edited, and easy on the eyes.

Not a single major concept is

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The most RENOWNED AND TRUSTED INTRODUCTORY GUIDE to core topics in geriatric medicine and health care

A Doody's Core Title ESSENTIAL PURCHASE for 2011!

4 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW!

"This continues to be the leading U.S. introductory textbook in geriatric medicine. It is user friendly, well written and edited, and easy on the eyes.

Not a single major concept is omitted. With some 400-plus pleasant pages, this can easily be read on a rotation in geriatric medicine. If I had a magic wand, I would wave it, and copies of this brilliant book would appear under the pillow of every hospitalist in the land. See if it doesn't resonate with you as well."—Doody's

Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics delivers a broad, well-written overview 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 older patients.

Features:

  • A strong focus on the field's must-know concepts, from the nature of clinical aging to differential diagnosis of important geriatric syndromes to drug therapy and health services
  • Time-saving tables that summarize conditions, values, mechanisms, therapeutics, and more
  • Thorough coverage of preventive services and disease screening
  • An appendix of internet resources on geriatrics
  • NEW! Evidence-Based Summary section added to selected chapters
  • NEW! The addition of a Nurse Practitioner to the author team for the widest perspective possible

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071498227
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
11/13/2008
Series:
Essentials of Medical Imaging Ser.
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
598
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Preface
PART I: THE AGING PATIENT AND GERIATRIC ASSESSMENT
1. Clinical Implications of the Aging Process
2. The Geriatric Patient: Demography, Epidemiology, and Health Services Utilization
3. Evaluating the Geriatric Patient
4. Chronic Disease Management
PART II: DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT
5. Prevention
6. Confusion: Delirium and Dementia
7. Diagnosis and Management of Depression
8. Incontinence
9. Falls
10. Immobility
PART III: GENERAL MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES
11. Cardiovascular Disorders
12. Decreased Vitality
13. Sensory Impairment
14. Drug Therapy
15. Health Services
16. Nursing Home Care
17. Ethical Issues in the Care of Older Persons
APPENDIX: Selected Internet Resources on Geriatrics
Index

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