Oxford Desk Reference: Geriatric Medicine

Hardcover | August 1, 2012

EditorMargot Gosney, Adam Harper, Simon Conroy

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With an ageing population, there is little doubt that the majority of hospital-based consultants and their teams will care for older patients and the many complications this presents. This book provides an evidence-based guide for both trainees and consultants in geriatric medicine and thoseinterested in geriatric medicine. Designed in line with the core Royal College curriculum, it provides a comprehensive and relevant guide to the issues seen in everyday geriatric medicine practice across the world. Presented in an easy-to-use double page spread format, highly bulleted and concise, Oxford Desk Reference: Geriatric Medicine is ideal for quick referral for both trainees and consultants. Contributions from the leading figures in geriatric medicine throughout the world make this book indespensablefor all those working in the field, and for all those who have to deal with older patients.

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With an ageing population, there is little doubt that the majority of hospital-based consultants and their teams will care for older patients and the many complications this presents. This book provides an evidence-based guide for both trainees and consultants in geriatric medicine and thoseinterested in geriatric medicine. Designed in...

Margot Gosney is Professor of Elderly Care Medicine, Clinical Health Sciences at the University of Reading, and Honorary Consultant in Elderly Care Medicine at Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, Reading, UK. Dr. Adam Harper is Consultant Physician in Elderly Care and General Internal Medicine at Brighton and Sussex University Hospit...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:608 pagesPublished:August 1, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199592349

ISBN - 13:9780199592340

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Table of Contents

1. What is geriatric medicine?2. Comprehensive geriatric asssessment3. Prescribing in older people4. Acute illness: overview5. Cardiovascular6. Respiratory7. Gastrointestinal8. Endocrine and metabolic9. Renal10. Musculoskeletal problems11. Infections12. Psychiatric13. Neurology14a. Chronic disease and disability14b. Urinary incontinence14c. Impaired vision14d. Impaired hearing15. Rehabilitation in older people16. Systems of care in older people17. Long term care18. Falls and falls prevention19. Palliative care20. Orthogeriatrics21. Stroke and TIA22. Skin problems - acute and chronic23. Leg ulcers and pressure ulceration24. Cancer in old age25. Elder abuse26. Gerotechnology27. Role of the multidisciplinary team