The wealth of knowledge contained in the classic text, Geriatric Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach, 4/e, by Cassel et al. has been streamlined into this handy guide that enables primary care, family medicine, and internal medicine residents to quickly integrate the material into clinical practice. Written by top experts in the field, this book is an excellent overview of geriatric care. It addresses geriatric pharmacology, Medicare and Medicaid, and other subjects unique to older adults. The text has a case-based instructional approach that helps readers navigate the complexity of disease prevention, presentation, and treatment for conditions such as depression, dementia, and hypertension. Graphs and tables also aid the reader in determining the proper courses of treatment. The broad range of knowledge and skill presented in this practical guide make it an essential resource for all those caring for the elderly. TOC:Approach to the Older Adult Patient.- The Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment.- Geriatric Pharmacology and Drug Prescribing for Older Adults.- Sites of Care for Older Adults.- Medicare and Medicaid.- Psychosocial Influences in Health in Late Life.- Medico-Legal Aspects of Older Adult Care.- Prevention and Chemoprophylaxis in the Elderly.- Vision and Hearing Impairments.- Exercise and Rehabilitation.- Nutrition.- The Older Surgical Patient.- Depression, Dementia, Delirium.- Insomnia and Other Sleep Disorders.- Transient Ischemic Attacks and Stroke.- Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders.- Chronic Dizziness and Syncope.- Osteoarthritis.- Osteoporosis.- Instability and Falls.- Hip Fractures.- Hypertension.- Cardiovascular and Peripheral Arterial Diseases.- Diabetes Mellitus.- Thyroid Disease.- Anemia in the Elderly.- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.- Erectile Dysfunction.- Urinary Incontinence.- Pressure Ulcers.- Overview of Palliative Care.- Principles of Pain Management.
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