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Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics

ISBN-10: 0071409203
ISBN-13: 9780071409209
Edition: 5th 2004 (Revised)
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Description: This concise guide assists in evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of the elderly patient, reviewing the clinical implications of aging. It includes recent developments in Alzheimer's disease, and the use of new drugs.

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Book details

List price: $54.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 9/18/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 532
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

This concise guide assists in evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of the elderly patient, reviewing the clinical implications of aging. It includes recent developments in Alzheimer's disease, and the use of new drugs.

List of Tables and Figures
Preface
The Aging Patient and Geriatric Assessment
Clinical Implications of the Aging Process
Changes Associated with "Normal" Aging
Biological Aging
Clinical Implications
Classifying Geriatric Problems
Diagnosis versus Functional Status
References
Suggested Readings
The Geriatric Patient: Demography, Epidemiology, and Health Services Utilization
Growth in Numbers
Disability
Social Support
Use of Services
Nursing Home Use
References
Suggested Readings
Evaluating the Geriatric Patient
The History
The Physical Examination
Laboratory Assessment
Functional Assessment
Environmental Assessment
Assessment for Pain
Nutritional Assessment
Geriatric Consultation
Preoperative Evaluation
References
Suggested Readings
Developing Clinical Expectations
Clinical Glide Paths
Disease Management
Benchmarks
Minimum Data Set for Nursing Homes
OASIS
Role of Outcomes in Assuring Quality of Long-Term Care
Technology for Quality Improvement
Computer Technology
Terminal Care
Summary
References
Differential Diagnosis and Management
Prevention
General Principles
Effectiveness of Prevention in Older People
Osteoporosis
Generic Approaches
Preventing Disability
Iatrogenesis
Special Risks of Hospitals
Labeling
Summary
References
Suggested Readings
Confusion: Delirium and Dementia
Defining Confusion
Differential Diagnosis of Confusion
Delirium
Dementia
Evaluation
Management of Dementia
References
Suggested Readings
Diagnosis and Management of Depression
Aging and Depression
Symptoms and Signs of Depression
Depression Associated with Medical Conditions
Diagnosing Depression
Management
References
Suggested Readings
Incontinence
Normal Urination
Causes and Types of Incontinence
Evaluation
Management
Fecal Incontinence
References
Suggested Readings
Instability and Falls
Aging and Instability
Causes of Falls in Older Persons
Evidence on Falls Prevention
Evaluating the Elderly Patient Who Falls
Management
References
Suggested Readings
Immobility
Causes
Complications
Assessing Immobile Patients
Management of Immobility
Pain Management
Exercise
Rehabilitation
References
Suggested Readings
General Management Strategies
Cardiovascular Disorders
Physiological Changes
Hypertension
Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attacks
Coronary Artery Disease
Valvular Heart Disease
Arrhythmias
Congestive Heart Failure
References
Suggested Readings
Decreased Vitality
Endocrine Disease
Anemia
Nutrition
Infections
Disorders of Temperature Regulation
References
Suggested Readings
Sensory Impairment
Vision
Hearing
Taste
Polyneuropathy
Acknowledgment
References
Suggested Readings
Drug Therapy
Nonpharmacological Factors Influencing Drug Therapy
Adverse Drug Reactions and Interactions
Aging and Pharmacology
Geriatric Prescribing
Geriatric Psychopharmacology
References
Suggested Readings
Health Services
Public Programs
Long-term Care
The Nursing Home
Assisted Living
Home Care
Other Services
Case Management
References
Suggested Readings
Nursing Home Care
The Goals of Nursing Home Care
Clinical Aspects of Care for Nursing Home Residents
Process of Care in the Nursing Home
Strategies to Improve Medical Care in Nursing Homes
Subacute Care and the Nursing Home--Acute-Care Hospital Interface
Ethical Issues in Nursing Home Care
References
Suggested Readings
Ethical Issues in the Care of Older Persons
Autonomy and Beneficence
Competence and Informed Consent
Advance Directives and End-of-Life Care
The Physician's Role
Special Problems with Nursing Home Residents
Special Case of Dementia
Policy Issues
Summary
References
Suggested Readings
Suggested Geriatric Medical Forms
Katz Index of Independence in Activities of Daily Living (ADL)
Lawton/Brody Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Scale
Main Components of the Tinetti Fall Risk Scale
Reuben's Physical Performance Test
Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE)
The Geriatric Depression Scale
Key Components of a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment: The Medical History and Physical Exam
Dementia Assessment
Incontinence Assessment
Assessment for Patients Who Fall
Selected Internet Resources on Geriatrics
Organizations
Clinical Topics-For Professionals
Clinical Topics-For Patients
Index

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