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Injury in the Aging

Injury in the Aging

by Michael A. Horan
     
 
This is the first book to focus on injury in the aging, an area of increasing concern given the rapid rise in the elderly population. Because of this demographic increase and the burgeoning costs of health care, it is crucial to understand the nature of, and responses to, injuries in older people. Trauma and injury in this group present unique clinical problems. Even

Overview

This is the first book to focus on injury in the aging, an area of increasing concern given the rapid rise in the elderly population. Because of this demographic increase and the burgeoning costs of health care, it is crucial to understand the nature of, and responses to, injuries in older people. Trauma and injury in this group present unique clinical problems. Even in those who survive, recovery may not be complete and the associated loss of independence has an enormous impact on society. This volume is a pioneering attempt to distil and summarise our state of knowledge, and to identify those areas where new medical research might help to alleviate or overcome this problem. The contributors span a comprehensive range of clinical and scientific issues pertinent to improving the care of injured elderly patients.

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Reviewer: David O. Staats, MD (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)
Description: This is a series of essays on the theme of injury in older persons.
Purpose: Its purpose is to review what is known about injury from various etiologies in older persons and how the changes of aging alter the response to traumatic injury in older persons.
Audience: The audience for this book would be geriatricians, emergency medicine physicians, trauma surgeons, general surgeons, orthopedists, and primary care physicians.
Features: In some chapters there are beautiful photographs of pathologic material related to trauma in older persons. Other graphs and tables are well displayed.
Assessment: This book, written by physicians in the United Kingdom, gives a particularly English view of trauma in older persons, especially in regard to home hypothermia and medical decision-making in incompetent individuals. The chapters are mostly bibliographic essays summarizing the extant literature. Those looking for an exposition of how to care for the injured old will not find it in this book. Sadly lacking is a discussion of nutrition vis-a-vis fluid management and recovery from injury in the elderly.
2 Stars from Doody
David O. Staats
This is a series of essays on the theme of injury in older persons. Its purpose is to review what is known about injury from various etiologies in older persons and how the changes of aging alter the response to traumatic injury in older persons. The audience for this book would be geriatricians, emergency medicine physicians, trauma surgeons, general surgeons, orthopedists, and primary care physicians. In some chapters there are beautiful photographs of pathologic material related to trauma in older persons. Other graphs and tables are well displayed. This book, written by physicians in the United Kingdom, gives a particularly English view of trauma in older persons, especially in regard to home hypothermia and medical decision-making in incompetent individuals. The chapters are mostly bibliographic essays summarizing the extant literature. Those looking for an exposition of how to care for the injured old will not find it in this book. Sadly lacking is a discussion of nutrition vis-a-vis fluid management and recovery from injury in the elderly.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521621601
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Pages:
365
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.94(d)

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