Current Geriatric Diagnosis and Treatment

Paperback | March 24, 2004

byC. Landefeld, Robert Palmer, Mary Anne Johnson

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The most up-to-date source of clinically focused information on the medical care of the increasing elderly population. This text features relevant diagnostic and treatment content needed by every provider of healthcare to older adults. The text covers the major diseases and disorders of the elderly with particular attention to the care of the elderly.

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The most up-to-date source of clinically focused information on the medical care of the increasing elderly population. This text features relevant diagnostic and treatment content needed by every provider of healthcare to older adults. The text covers the major diseases and disorders of the elderly with particular attention to the care...

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Convenient, comprehensive care for older adults*Practical, current information on the best care for older adults*Essential, quick lookup answers from a top ranked geriatrics team*The choice of geriatricians, internists, and family physicians *Ideal for residents and studentsThis essential resource provides up-to-date, expert, and acces...

C. Seth Landefeld, MD. Co-Director, Geriatric Fellowship Program. Director, VA National Quality Scholars Fellowship. Professor of Medicine. Division of Geriatric Medicine And Center on Aging. University of California - San Francisco. San Francisco, CA

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:600 pages, 9.2 × 7.4 × 0.83 inPublished:March 24, 2004Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Approach to the Geriatric Patient

1/How Geriatric Patients are Special

2/Continuum of Care

3/Prevention and Health Promotion Across the Continuum of Care

4/Geriatric Assessment

Environments of Care

5/Office Practice

6/Home Care

7/Hospital Care

8/Long Term Care

9/Surgical and Perioperative Care

Common Disorders in the Elderly

10/Delirium

11/Cognitive Impairment and Dementia (due 5/31)

12/Falls and Mobility Disorders

13/Parkinsons and Other Movement Disorders

14/Depression and Other Mental Health Issues

15/Sleep Disorders

16/Visual and Hearing Impairment

17/Dizziness and Syncope

18/Cerebrovascular Disease

19/Cardiac Disease

20/Hypertension (in the Older Adult)

21/Peripheral Vascular and Thromboembolytic Disease

22/Respiratory Disease

23/Abdominal Complaints and Gastrointestinal Disorders

24/Incontinence

25/Renal, Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders

26/Arthritis and Vasculitis

27/Osteoporosis and Hip Fractures

28/Pressure Ulcers

29/Common Skin Disorders

30/Cancers in the Geriatric Population

31/Anemia in the Elderly

32/Endocrine Disorders

33/Diabetes in the Elderly

34/Common Infectious Diseases

Special Situations

35/Special Issues in Women’s Health

36/Special Issues in Men’s Health

37/Principles of Rehabilitation

38/Weight Loss and Other Nutritional Issues

39/Use of Tobacco, Alcohol and Non-prescribed Medications

40/Elder Mistreatment, Violence, and Self-Neglect

41/Principles of Drug Therapy: Changes with Aging, Polypharmacy, and Drug Interaction

42/Exercise, Balance and Mobility

43/Common Pain Syndromes and Management of Pain

44/Palliative Care and Pain Management

45/Anti-Aging and Complimentary Therapies

46/Common Legal & Ethical Issues

Appendix: Geriatric Instruments

Index