Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics

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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, ...
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Overview

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

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.

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Reviewer: David O. Staats, MD (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)
Description: This is a compact, comprehensive textbook of geriatric medicine.
Purpose: The purpose is to present the fundamentals of geriatric medicine in an easy to understand format.
Audience: All practicing physicians who care for older persons, medical students, residents, fellows, and the entire interdisciplinary team caring for older persons will derive benefit from this book.
Features: There is a plethora of very useful diagrams, tables, and appendixes of the most commonly used and needed forms as well as assessment tools in geriatric medicine, which greatly enhance the utility of this book.
Assessment: Sections on clinical glidepaths, iatrogenesis, home care, and ethics have been expanded or revised in this new edition. This book is like a good lite beer — all the important points are highlighted, and the authors are essentially correct in most of what they say; this text could be swallowed whole in a geriatrics rotation. Every medical library should own this excellent book.
David O. Staats
This is a compact, comprehensive textbook of geriatric medicine. The purpose is to present the fundamentals of geriatric medicine in an easy to understand format. All practicing physicians who care for older persons, medical students, residents, fellows, and the entire interdisciplinary team caring for older persons will derive benefit from this book. There is a plethora of very useful diagrams, tables, and appendixes of the most commonly used and needed forms as well as assessment tools in geriatric medicine, which greatly enhance the utility of this book. Sections on clinical glidepaths, iatrogenesis, home care, and ethics have been expanded or revised in this new edition. This book is like a good lite beer -- all the important points are highlighted, and the authors are essentially correct in most of what they say; this text could be swallowed whole in a geriatrics rotation. Every medical library should own this excellent book.
Doody
All practicing physicians who care for older persons, medical students, residents, fellows, and the entire interdisciplinary team caring for older persons will derive benefit from this book. (Four Stars)
Journal of Family Practice
Strongly recommended... so well written that the amount of information it contains is deceptive.. easy to read and provides an excellent overview of geriatrics.
American Family Physician
This handy-to-carry-and-use paperback is invaluable as a ready source of comprehensive up-to-date geriatric clinical information...richly supplemented by an enormous number of helpful tables, figures, and references.
Booknews
New edition of a guide to problem-based diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care of all common geriatric disorders. Includes review of important nonclinical issues: environmental factors, documentation issues, ethics, and demographics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070344587
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 3/1/1999
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 621
  • Product dimensions: 5.47 (w) x 8.32 (h) x 1.88 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Preface
1 Clinical Implications of the Aging Process 3
2 The Geriatric Patient: Demography, Epidemiology, and Health Services Utilization 17
3 Evaluating the Geriatric Patient 35
4 Developing Clinical Expectations 71
5 Prevention 93
6 Confusion: Delirium and Dementia 121
7 Diagnosis and Management of Depression 147
8 Incontinence 173
9 Instability and Falls 219
10 Immobility 245
11 Cardiovascular Disorders 281
12 Decreased Vitality 305
13 Sensory Impairment 335
14 Drug Therapy 357
15 Health Services 389
16 Nursing Home Care 425
17 Ethical Issues in the Care of Older Persons 455
App. A Suggested Geriatric Medical Forms 475
App. B Selected Internet Resources on Geriatrics 511
Index 519
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2000

    Nurse Practitioner Review

    A helpful text for nurse practitioners managing geriatric patients in ambulatory and inpatient/nursing home settings. This text is not pocket size.

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