Geriatric Medicine: an evidence-based approach by Frank LallyGeriatric Medicine: an evidence-based approach by Frank Lally

Geriatric Medicine: an evidence-based approach

EditorFrank Lally, Christine Roffe

Paperback | October 10, 2014

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People are living longer and the population over the age of 60 is burgeoning, with repercussions for health services and healthcare expenditure in developed countries. Crucially, disease aetiology, diagnosis, and treatment in older people differ from the general adult population. Older peopleoften have complicated co-morbidities and respond to treatment in different ways compared to younger people. Evidence of efficacy of different treatments is often lacking because older people are under-represented in clinical trials, and the specific needs of older people are rarely discussedspecifically in more general texts. Geriatric medicine: an evidence based approach is a clinical reference for health care professionals who manage older patients, and summarizes up-to-date research literature in a style that can be directly applied by busy healthcare professionals and provide auseful resource for reference.
Frank Lally is affiliated with the Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine, Keele University, Guy Hilton Research Centre, Stoke, UK. Christine Roffe is affiliated with the Stroke Research Office, Royal Infirmary, Stoke, UK.
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Title:Geriatric Medicine: an evidence-based approachFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublished:October 10, 2014Publisher:OUPLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. From gut feeling to evidence base: the development of health care for older people: drivers and barriers2. Re-thinking care in later life: the social and the clinical3. Health and social care services for older people: achievements, challenges and future directions4. Service models5. Therapeutics in older people6. Dementia and memory clinics7. Frailty: challenges and progress8. Incontinence, the sleeping geriatric giant: challenges and solutions9. Depressions in later life: heterogeneity and co-morbidities10. Substance misuse and older people: a question of values11. Sleep in older people12. Assessment and management of pain in older adults13. Stroke Units: research in practice14. Stroke care: what is in the black box?15. Involving older people in the design and conduct of clinical trials: what is patient and public involvement?16. Under-representation of older people in clinical trials