Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine

Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine

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Overview

Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine by M.S. John Pathy

This new edition of the highly acclaimed Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine provides an account of the fundamental changes associated with ageing, which are essential to our understanding and management of the elderly sick population. With the addition of 27 new chapters and the increase and reorganization of a number of clinical chapters, numerous new and important areas of geriatric medicine are covered.

New topics featured include:

  • Demography of ageing.
  • The older driver.
  • Smoking in old age.
  • Diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology.
  • Pharmacology and therapeutics.
  • Disorders of the stomach and duodenum.
  • Constipation.
  • Anaemias.
  • Hypertension.
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation.
  • Headache.
  • Clinical aspects of Alzheimer's Disease.
  • Osteoporosis.
  • Education in geriatric medicine.
  • Clinical audit and health care.
  • Ethical issues.

The focus of this new edition is not simply on the management of disease but also the maintenance of health in the elderly. Greater coverage is given to topics such as health economics, medical audit, preventative medicine and delivery of care. Written by experts of international repute, this is the most up-to-date and comprehensive single reference source currently available.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471963486
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 07/01/1998
Edition description: 3RD
Pages: 1688
Product dimensions: 9.06(w) x 11.22(h) x 3.94(d)

About the Author

John Pathy is Professor Emeritus, University of Wales, Cardiff.

Alan Sinclair is a Professor of Medicine in the Section of Geriatric Medicine University of Warwick, UK.

John E. Morley is Dammert Professor of Gerontology in Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center, St. Louis, USA.

Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:

HUMAN AGEING.

Immunity and Ageing.

Physiology of Ageing.

The Psychology of Ageing.

AGEING AND SOCIETY.

The Demography of Ageing.

Social and Community Aspects of Ageing.

Elder Abuse.

MEDICINE IN OLD AGE.

Alcohol in Old Age.

The Older Driver.

Functional Scales.

Definition and Aims.

Oral Disease.

Nutrition.

Obesity.

Disorders of the Stomach.

Blood Dyscrasias.

Cardiac Arrhythymias.

Hypertension.

Cardiac Surgery.

Atherosclerosis.

Respiratory Diseases.

Ageing in the CNS.

Basal Ganglia Disorders.

Epilepsy.

Strokes.

Entrapment Neuropathy.

Exercise and Ageing.

Muscle Disorders.

Control and Pain.

Vascular Dementia.

Disorders of the Eye.

Gait, Balance and Falls.

Orthopaedic Management.

Osteoporosis.

The Bladder and the Urethra.

Thyroid Disorders.

Diabetes.

Skin Disorders.

Pressure Sores.

Management of the Dying Patients.

Long Term Care.

Ageing in Developing Countries.

Ethical Issues.

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