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Geriatric Physical Diagnosis: A Guide to Observation and Assessment
     

Geriatric Physical Diagnosis: A Guide to Observation and Assessment

by Mark E. Williams
 

ISBN-10: 0786430095

ISBN-13: 9780786430093

Pub. Date: 10/11/2007

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

Informed by more than thirty years of experience, this guide provides a wealth of insight into the clinical observation, diagnosis and treatment of elderly patients. Organized geographically from (literally) head to toes, it concentrates on the basic geriatric physical examination with each chapter providing general information as well as helpful approaches to

Overview

Informed by more than thirty years of experience, this guide provides a wealth of insight into the clinical observation, diagnosis and treatment of elderly patients. Organized geographically from (literally) head to toes, it concentrates on the basic geriatric physical examination with each chapter providing general information as well as helpful approaches to specific regional complaints. Emphasis is placed on assisting the dedicated clinician in becoming a more perceptive observer of elderly patients with honed skills in geriatric bedside diagnostic evaluation. The text also includes historical vignettes and anecdotes of great physical diagnosticians to demonstrate the evolution of clinical skills. Tables and line drawings complement the text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786430093
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
10/11/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Preface     1
A Personal Note     5
General Principles     9
The Approach to the Elderly Patient     11
Initial Impressions     19
The Vital Signs     32
The Hands and Wrists     48
The Upper Extremities     67
The Head     81
The Eyes     88
The Ears, Nose, Mouth and Throat     109
The Neck     124
The Lymph Nodes     131
The Back     135
The Breasts     141
The Respiratory System     144
The Cardiovascular System     159
The Abdomen     181
The Lower Extremities     198
The Peripheral Vascular Examination     213
The Female Genitalia     224
The Male Genitalia     230
The Neurological Examination     235
Evaluation of Mental Status     268
Assessment of Balance and Gait     274
Evaluation of Urinary Incontinence     285
Geriatric Skin Conditions     294
Useful References     307
Index     309

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