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Pathy's Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine

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ISBN-10: 0470683937

ISBN-13: 9780470683934

Edition: 5th 2012

Authors: John Pathy, John E. Morley, Bruno Vellas, Alan J. Sinclair

List price: $497.00
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Now in its fifth edition, this comprehensive textbook of geriatric medical practice provides up–to–date, evidence–based, and practical information about all the major medical problems of aging citizens. Containing 41 new chapters covering new infections, treatments, approaches to care, and end of life care, Pathy’s Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine includes expanded sections on acute stroke, dementia, cardiovascular disease and health, respiratory diseases, and training. To capture an international perspective this new text has contributions from a global editorial team.
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Book details

List price: $497.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/19/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1944
Size: 10.80" wide x 12.60" long x 5.65" tall
Weight: 12.826
Language: English

About the Editors
List of Contributors
Preface to the Fourth Edition
Preface to the Fifth Edition
Introduction: Historical perspectives
Ageing: Biological, Social and Community Perspectives
A biological perspective of ageing
The demography of ageing
The physiology of ageing
Psychological aspects of ageing
Ageing of the brain
Epidemiology of ageing and disability
Social and community aspects of ageing
The developmental origins of ageing
Sexuality and ageing
Physical fitness and exercise
Health literacy and cultural sensitivity
Medicine and Prescribing in Old Age
Preventive geriatrics
Patient safety
Eating Disorders and Nutritional Health
Epidemiology of nutrition and ageing
The anorexia of ageing
Weight loss
Vitamins and minerals
Gastro Disorders
Changes in gastrointestinal motor and sensory function associated with ageing
Gastrointestinal bleeding
Liver and gall bladder
Sphincter function
Management of diarrhoea
Diseases of the pancreas
Haematological Disorders
Disorders of haemostasis
Disseminated intravascular coagulation
Management of myelodysplastic syndromes and acute leukaemia
Cardiovascular Diseases and Health
Epidemiology of heart disease
Cardiac ageing and systemic disorders
Ischaemic heart disease
Lipid management
Heart failure
Cardiac surgery
Peripheral arterial disease
Venous thromboembolism
Cardiac rehabilitation
Respiratory Diseases
Epidemiology of respiratory infection
Aspiration pneumonia
Interstitial lung disease and lung cancer
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma
Pulmonary hypertension
Pulmonary rehabilitation
CNS Disorders
Neurological signs of ageing
Sleep apnoea and sleep disorders
Normal pressure hydrocephalus
Acute stroke care and management of carotid artery stenosis
Stroke and stroke rehabilitation
Communication disorders and dysphagia
Acute and chronic subdural haematoma
Syncope and non-epileptic attacks
Parkinson’s disease
Non-parkinsonian movement disorders
Diabetic neuropathy
Disorders of the neuromuscular junction
Muscle disorders
Motor neurone disease
Control of chronic pain
Multiple sclerosis
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