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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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 students
This essential resource provides up-to-date, expert, and accessible diagnostic and treatment information on the most common health problems among the rapidly growing population of the elderly. CURRENT Geriatric Diagnosis & Treatment is the best quick reference for busy practitioners who provide care for older adults.
CURRENT Geriatric Diagnosis & Treatment features:
*A convenient one-stop source of answers on all disorders commonly encountered among older adults, for specialists and nonspecialists alike
*Forty-six clinically-focused chapters offering concise, practical guidance on health issues of the elderly, particularly frail older adults
*Easy-access organization by common disorders, special situations, and environments of care
*Important grounding in geriatric assessment
*Valuable information on health promotion and disease prevention
*Guidance on care in all settings--office, home, hospital, and long-term, as well as pre- and post-operative care
*Special geriatric considerations in cardiovascular health, cancers, endocrine disorders, skin problems, respiratory disease, renal disorders, and more
*Essential information on topics such as delirium, cognitive impairment and dementia, falls and mobility disorders, Parkinson's and other movement disorders, sleep disorders, arthritis and vasculitis, and more
*Diagnostic and treatment tools for common disorders such as incontinence, depression, visual and hearing impairment, and osteoporosis
*Succinct coverage of often-neglected topics such as drug, alcohol, and tobacco abuse, elder mistreatment, and principles of drug therapy
*Authoritative guidance on special issues in men's and women's health
*Concise, current, and comprehensive coverage of principles of pain management and rehabilitation
*Easy-access information on weight loss and other nutritional concerns
*Time-saving diagnostic and treatment algorithms
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