Primary Care Geriatrics: A Case-Based Approach / Edition 2

Primary Care Geriatrics: A Case-Based Approach / Edition 2

by Richard J. Ham
     
 

Designed for anyone involved in treating geriatric patients, this New Edition continues to be the best comprehensive source for clinical solutions for the challenging geriatric population. Inside, you'll find a wealth of information on the principles of geriatric primary care...detailed, case-based approaches to major geriatric syndromes...and presentations of

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Designed for anyone involved in treating geriatric patients, this New Edition continues to be the best comprehensive source for clinical solutions for the challenging geriatric population. Inside, you'll find a wealth of information on the principles of geriatric primary care...detailed, case-based approaches to major geriatric syndromes...and presentations of common conditions and situations. What's more, the 5th Edition now includes evidence-based medicine that helps you form a definitive diagnosis and create the best treatment plans possible and a BONUS CD-ROM containing supplemental materials.

• Incorporates engaging case studies throughout to illustrate all of the principles and key clinical information you need to treat your geriatric patients as well as their families.
• Features a two-color layout that highlights the most important information.

• Provides evidence-based medicine wherever possible, giving you the most authoritative information on diagnosis, treatment, and management options.
• Features an interdisciplinary perspective that reflects the field's increasingly team-oriented approach to geriatric care.
• Includes a bonus CD-ROM containing additional color images, assessment tools, and review questions that help you hone your knowledge.
• Presents USMLE-style questions in every chapter for quick review before clinical cases.
• Uses a consistent format from chapter to chapter that lets you access the information you need fast.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815140702
Publisher:
Mosby, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/1992
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
717
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: How To Use This Book
1Primary Care3
2Demographics8
3Normal Aging14
4Illness and Aging28
5Assessment47
6The Health Care System70
7Minorities82
8Health Maintenance and Promotion94
9Nutrition108
10Pharmacotherapeutics128
11Rehabilitation139
12Ethics153
13Hospital Care170
14Institutional Care178
15Home Care193
16Terminal Care202
17Confusion, Dementia, and Delirium217
18Depression and Failure to Thrive260
19Dysmobility and Immobility278
20Dizziness294
21Falls and Falling311
22Incontinence321
23Perioperative Care353
24Elder Abuse360
25Alcoholism365
26Driving372
27Vision378
28Hearing383
29Sexuality389
30Sleep397
31The Mouth and Teeth405
32The Feet415
33The Skin422
34Pressure Sores431
35Diabetes Mellitus440
36Thyroid Disease447
37Osteoporosis456
38Estrogen Therapy464
39The Prostate471
40Constipation481
41Hypertension488
42Congestive Heart Failure and Dysrhythmias499
43Myocardial Infarction and Angina507
44Peripheral Vascular Disease513
45Stroke519
46Parkinson's Disease529
47Lower Respiratory Infections538
48Urinary Tract Infections553
49The Acute Abdomen560
50Polymyalgia Rheumatica565
51Hypothermia571

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