Oxford American Handbook of Geriatric Medicine

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Overview

Written by leading American practitioners, the Oxford American Handbooks of Medicine each offer a pocket-sized overview of an entire specialty, featuring instant access to guidance on the conditions that are most likely to be encountered. Precise and prescriptive, the handbooks offer up-to-date advice on examination, investigations, common procedures, and in-patient care. These books will be invaluable resources for residents and students, as well as a useful reference for practitioners.

The Oxford American Handbook of Geriatric Medicine is the essential ready-reference to effective geriatric practice. Written in a concise, accessible style, the Handbook covers the entire range of diseases and disorders commonly encountered in the care of older adults and offers easily accessible 'how to' information to facilitate basic geriatric care decisions. Guidance is offered concerning both ethical and clinical decision-making along with evidence-based information on key topics as well as insight into balancing competing priorities in the older patient. Tables and algorithms provide step-wise instruction for evaluation and management. This is a must have resource for all clinical settings.

Why choose the Oxford American Handbook of Geriatric Medicine?

The design....
The Handbook uses a unique flexicover design that's durable and practical. Compact, light, and fits in your pocket! Also has quick reference tabs, four-color presentation, and bookmark ribbons to help provide fast answers.

The interior layout....
The Handbook is a quick reference in a small, innovative package. With one to two topics per page, it provides easy access and the emergency sections are in red to stand out. Icons throughout aid quick reference.

The information....
The Handbook succinctly covers all the essential topics in a one or two-page spread format with colored headings that break up the text and provide a logical structure for readers of all levels. Common clinical questions are answered clearly and extensively.

The history....
Oxford University Press is known around the world for excellence, tradition, and innovation. These handbooks are among the best selling in the world.

The price....
You get an extremely useful tool at a great value!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195373189
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/4/2010
  • Series: Oxford American Handbooks of Medicine Series
  • Pages: 828
  • Sales rank: 1,434,537
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 4.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Samuel C. Durso, MD, is Associate Professor of Medicine Clinical Director and Director of Education in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

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Table of Contents

Aging
Geriatric care continuum
Clinical assessment of older adults
Rehabilitation
Falls and gait imbalance
Pharmacology and medication use
Neurology
Stroke
Psychiatry
Cardiovascular medicine
Pulmonary medicine
Gastroenterology
Nephrology
Homeostasis
Endocrinology
Hematology
Musculoskeletal system
Pressure injuries
Genitourinary medicine
Incontinence
Ears
Eyes
Skin
Infection and immunity
Oncology
Palliative care / end of life
Ethics
Financing healthcare
Dental and oral health
The older driver
Preventive medicine

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