The Washington Manual Geriatrics Subspecialty Consult / Edition 1
  • The Washington Manual Geriatrics Subspecialty Consult / Edition 1
  • The Washington Manual Geriatrics Subspecialty Consult / Edition 1

The Washington Manual Geriatrics Subspecialty Consult / Edition 1

by Kyle Moylan
     
 

This handbook 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

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Overview

This handbook 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. Tables and appendices provide rapid point-of-care access to information such as cognitive and functional assessment tests and important drug interactions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781743792
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Series:
The Washington Manual® Subspecialty Consult Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.41(d)

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Table of Contents

Contributing Authors
Chairman's Note
Series Preface
Preface
Key to Abbreviations
1Approach to the Geriatric Patient: The Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment1
2Settings for Geriatric Care6
3Dementia11
4Delirium21
5Depression in the Older Adult28
6Approach to Polypharmacy and Appropriate Medication Use35
7Falls39
8Dizziness, Syncope, and Orthostatic Hypotension44
9Unintentional Weight Loss in the Elderly51
10Pressure Sores55
11The Older Adult Driver59
12Androgen Deficiency in Older Men66
13Sex Hormone Therapy in the Elderly Woman71
14Osteoporosis76
15Paget's Disease of Bone (Osteitis Deformans)81
16Osteoarthritis86
17Giant Cell Arteritis and Polymyalgia Rheumatica93
18Thyroid Disease in the Geriatric Patient97
19Ophthalmology and Geriatrics103
20Aging and the Cardiovascular System, Exercise, and Hypertension109
21Ischemic Heart Disease115
22Chronic Heart's Failure, Valvular Disease, and Arrhythmias124
23Urologic Symptoms and Urinary Tract Infection in the Elderly135
24Urinary Incontinence137
25Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Erectile Dysfunction, and Prostate Cancer142
26Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders149
App. ACognitive Assessment: Modified Short Blessed Test (mSBT)161
App. BCognitive Assessment: Clock Completion Test (CCT)162
App. CDepression Screen: Geriatric Depression Scale (Short Form)164
App. DDelirium Assessment : Confusion Assessment Method (CAM)165
App. EPolypharmacy: Common Formulas and Cytochrome P450 Drug Interactions167
App. FWeight Loss and Nutrition Tools: Appetite and Nutrition Assessment169
App. GAndrogen Deficiency in Aging Men (ADAM) Questionnaire171
App. HBenign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Symptom Assessment: American Urological Association (AUA) Symptom Score172
App. IErectile Dysfunction Symptom Assessment: Sexual Health Inventory for Men (SHIM)174
App. JVisual Acuity Assessment: Rosenbaum Vision Screen176
App. KHearing Loss Screening: Hearing Handicap Inventory in the Elderly - Screen and Whisper Test178
App. LPressure Ulcer Risk Assessment: Braden Risk Assessment Scale180
App. MFunctional Assessment: Katz Index of Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)183
App. NFunctional Assessment: Lawton Index of Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs)185
App. OParkinson's Disease Motor Scale: Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS), Subscale III187
App. PSelected Topics and Useful Resources for Older Adults190
Index195

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