The Washington Manual Geriatrics Subspecialty Consult / Edition 1

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Overview

This handbook from the Washington University School of Medicine is a practical guide for medical students, residents, and fellows treating older adults. It was prepared by residents and fellows in internal medicine, geriatrics, cardiology, ophthalmology, rheumatology, and urology, with faculty advisors from the Division of Nutrition and Aging. The authors provide a framework for approaching the important issues that arise in geriatrics and focus on key aspects of the evaluation and treatment of common geriatric disorders and consultations.

The book covers symptoms and diseases, acute and chronic problems, and inpatient and outpatient approaches with the same front-lines practicality as the world-famous Washington ManualĀ® of Medical Therapeutics. Tables and appendices provide rapid point-of-care access to information such as cognitive and functional assessment tests and important drug interactions.

This handbook is also available electronically for handheld computers. See PDA listing for details.

The Washington ManualĀ® is a registered mark belonging to Washington University in St. Louis to which international legal protection applies. The mark is used in this publication by LWW under license from Washington University.

This handbook from the Washington University School of Medicine is a practical guide for medical students, residents, and fellows treating older adults. It was prepared by residents and fellows in internal medicine, geriatrics, cardiology, ophthalmology, rheumatology, and urology, with faculty advisors from the Division of Nutrition and Aging. The authors provide a framework for approaching the important issues that arise in geriatrics and focus on key aspects of the evaluation and treatment of common geriatric disorders and consultations. The book covers symptoms and diseases, acute and chronic problems, and inpatient and outpatient approaches with the same front-lines practicality as the world-famous Washington Manual(R) of Medical Therapeutics. Tables and appendices provide rapid point-of-care access to information such as cognitive and functional assessment tests and important drug interactions. This handbook is also available electronically for handheld computers. See PDA listing for details. The Washington Manual(R) is a registered mark belonging to Washington University in St. Louis to which international legal protection applies. The mark is used in this publication by LWW under license from Washington University.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781743792
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Series: The Washington Manual® Subspecialty Consult Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 206
  • Sales rank: 1,377,430
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributing Authors
Chairman's Note
Series Preface
Preface
Key to Abbreviations
1 Approach to the Geriatric Patient: The Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment 1
2 Settings for Geriatric Care 6
3 Dementia 11
4 Delirium 21
5 Depression in the Older Adult 28
6 Approach to Polypharmacy and Appropriate Medication Use 35
7 Falls 39
8 Dizziness, Syncope, and Orthostatic Hypotension 44
9 Unintentional Weight Loss in the Elderly 51
10 Pressure Sores 55
11 The Older Adult Driver 59
12 Androgen Deficiency in Older Men 66
13 Sex Hormone Therapy in the Elderly Woman 71
14 Osteoporosis 76
15 Paget's Disease of Bone (Osteitis Deformans) 81
16 Osteoarthritis 86
17 Giant Cell Arteritis and Polymyalgia Rheumatica 93
18 Thyroid Disease in the Geriatric Patient 97
19 Ophthalmology and Geriatrics 103
20 Aging and the Cardiovascular System, Exercise, and Hypertension 109
21 Ischemic Heart Disease 115
22 Chronic Heart's Failure, Valvular Disease, and Arrhythmias 124
23 Urologic Symptoms and Urinary Tract Infection in the Elderly 135
24 Urinary Incontinence 137
25 Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Erectile Dysfunction, and Prostate Cancer 142
26 Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders 149
App. A Cognitive Assessment: Modified Short Blessed Test (mSBT) 161
App. B Cognitive Assessment: Clock Completion Test (CCT) 162
App. C Depression Screen: Geriatric Depression Scale (Short Form) 164
App. D Delirium Assessment : Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) 165
App. E Polypharmacy: Common Formulas and Cytochrome P450 Drug Interactions 167
App. F Weight Loss and Nutrition Tools: Appetite and Nutrition Assessment 169
App. G Androgen Deficiency in Aging Men (ADAM) Questionnaire 171
App. H Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Symptom Assessment: American Urological Association (AUA) Symptom Score 172
App. I Erectile Dysfunction Symptom Assessment: Sexual Health Inventory for Men (SHIM) 174
App. J Visual Acuity Assessment: Rosenbaum Vision Screen 176
App. K Hearing Loss Screening: Hearing Handicap Inventory in the Elderly - Screen and Whisper Test 178
App. L Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment: Braden Risk Assessment Scale 180
App. M Functional Assessment: Katz Index of Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) 183
App. N Functional Assessment: Lawton Index of Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) 185
App. O Parkinson's Disease Motor Scale: Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS), Subscale III 187
App. P Selected Topics and Useful Resources for Older Adults 190
Index 195
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