Fundamentals of Geriatric Medicine

A Case-Based Approach

Author: Rainier P. Soriano

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 628

View: 276

This book distills the wealth of knowledge contained in the classic text, Geriatric Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach, 4/e into a practical guide for primary care, family medicine, and internal medicine residents. Written by top experts in the field, the book offers a detailed, compact overview of geriatric care. It addresses geriatric pharmacology, Medicare and Medicaid, and numerous other subjects unique to older adults. The case-based instructional approach helps readers navigate the complexity of prevention, presentation, and treatment for conditions such as depression, dementia, and hypertension. Graphs and tables aid the reader in determining the proper courses of treatment.

Geriatric Medicine

Volume II: Fundamentals of Geriatric Care

Author: C.K. Cassel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 517

View: 629

With the appearance of a textbook as comprehensive as this one, it is clear that the field of geriatrics is coming of age. The broad scope of these volumes shapes a substantial answer to the question, "What is geriatrics and why should we be interested in it?" As I see it, there are at least five reasons. First, the scientific or intellectual reason: gerontology is the study of aging from the biologic, psychological, and social perspectives. There is increasing interest in the fascinating insights into the biologic mechanisms of aging, errors in protein synthesis, DNA repair mechanisms, alterations of the neuroendocrine system, changes in the immune system, genetic controls, and somatic mutations. Second, the demographic reason: this is the century of old age. There has been a 26-year gain in the average life expectancy. This gain compares with that acquired from 3,000 years B.C. (the Bronze Age) to the year 1900, which was about 29 years. Therefore, in one century, there has been a gain in the average life expectancy almost equal to 5,000 previous years of human history. In 1830, one of three newborn infants survived beyond 60 years of age.

Geriatric Medicine

Volume II: Fundamentals of Geriatric Care

Author: C.K. Cassel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 503

View: 938

With the appearance of a textbook as comprehensive as this one, it is clear that the field of geriatrics is coming of age. The broad scope of these volumes shapes a substantial answer to the question, "What is geriatrics and why should we be interested in it?" As I see it, there are at least five reasons. First, the scientific or intellectual reason: gerontology is the study of aging from the biologic, psychological, and social perspectives. There is increasing interest in the fascinating insights into the biologic mechanisms of aging, errors in protein synthesis, DNA repair mechanisms, alterations of the neuroendocrine system, changes in the immune system, genetic controls, and somatic mutations. Second, the demographic reason: this is the century of old age. There has been a 26-year gain in the average life expectancy. This gain compares with that acquired from 3,000 years B.C. (the Bronze Age) to the year 1900, which was about 29 years. Therefore, in one century, there has been a gain in the average life expectancy almost equal to 5,000 previous years of human history. In 1830, one of three newborn infants survived beyond 60 years of age.

Geriatric Medicine

Vol 2 : Fundamentals of Geriatric Care

Author: Christine K. Cassel

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Geriatrics

Page: 503

View: 451

Fundamentals of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy

An Evidence-Based Approach

Author: Lisa C. Hutchison

Publisher: ASHP

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 450

View: 544

A change is coming. By 2050, the world's 65-and-older population will double, and the 85 and older population will mushroom fivefold. As the number of older adults surge, so too will the number of medication management challenges pharmacists and other health care providers experience. For the geriatric population, complex cases are often the norm, and providing safe and effective care can mean considering assessments of function and cognition, contacting multiple prescribers, and understanding a patient's history, beliefs, and care giving situation before making therapeutic decisions.Fundamentals of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy: An Evidence-Based Approach gives practitioners the information they need to improve outcomes and personalize care for elderly patients. Section 1 explores important foundational concepts such as social and behavioral issues, ethical considerations, biomedical principles of aging, geriatric assessment, and polypharmacy. Section 2 covers common disease states in aging adults, providing evidence-based treatment information as well as helpful tips for minimizing common problems and contending with clinical controversies. Particular attention is given to how treatment can differ along the spectrum of active elderly to frail elderly patients.Useful features throughout the book guide practitioners in navigating the maze of information required when caring for an older patient. These include: Summarized treatment guidelines Reviews of the evidence-base Special focus on recommendations for frail elderly At least one full case study, or more, in each chapter Clinical Pearls Key Points highlight important information in each chapter Key terms and definitions The demands of an aging population mean a greater understanding of geriatric pharmacotherapy will soon be essential for all health care providers. Fundamentals of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy ensures that you'll have the information needed to respond appropriately

Fundamentals of Geriatric Medicine

A Case-Based Approach

Author: Rainier P. Soriano

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 628

View: 507

This book distills the wealth of knowledge contained in the classic text, Geriatric Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach, 4/e into a practical guide for primary care, family medicine, and internal medicine residents. Written by top experts in the field, the book offers a detailed, compact overview of geriatric care. It addresses geriatric pharmacology, Medicare and Medicaid, and numerous other subjects unique to older adults. The case-based instructional approach helps readers navigate the complexity of prevention, presentation, and treatment for conditions such as depression, dementia, and hypertension. Graphs and tables aid the reader in determining the proper courses of treatment.

Geriatric Medicine

Vol. 1: Medical,Psychiatrics and Pharmacological Tropics Vol. 2: Fundamentals of Geriatric Care

Author: C.K. Cassel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page:

View: 910

Brocklehurst's Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology

Author: Corporate Medical Director for Medicare Howard M Fillit, MD

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 1152

View: 652

Popular with generations of practitioners, Brocklehurst's Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology has been the definitive reference of choice in the field of geriatric care. The new 7th Edition, by Howard M. Fillit, MD, Kenneth Rockwood, MD, and Kenneth Woodhouse, carries on this tradition with an increased clinical focus and updated coverage to help you meet the unique challenges posed by this growing patient population. Consistent discussions of clinical manifestations, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and more make reference quick and easy, while over 255 illustrations compliment the text to help you find what you need on a given condition. Examples of the latest imaging studies depict the effects of aging on the brain, and new algorithms further streamline decision making. Expert Consult functionality-new to this edition-further enhances your reference power with convenient online access to the complete text and illustrations from the book. Emphasizes the clinical relevance of the latest scientific findings to help you easily apply the material to everyday practice. Features consistent discussions of clinical manifestations, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and more that make reference quick and easy. Includes over 255 illustrations-including algorithms, photographs, and tables-that compliment the text to help you find what you need on a given condition. Provides summary boxes at the end of each chapter that highlight important points. Features the work of an expert author team, now led by Dr. Howard M. Fillit who provides an American perspective to complement the book's traditional wealth of British expertise. Includes an expanded use of algorithms to streamline decision making. Presents more color images in the section on aging skin, offering a real-life perspective of conditions for enhanced diagnostic accuracy. Includes examples of the latest imaging studies to help you detect and classify changes to the brain during aging. Offers Grade A evidence-based references keyed to the relevant text. Provides access to the complete text, fully searchable, along with all of the illustrations downloadable for your personal presentations, at expertconsult.com.

Fundamentals of Geriatrics for Health Professionals

An Annotated Bibliography

Author: Jodi L. Teitelman

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 247

View: 112

This book provides the first centralized source of basic information on geriatrics for a multidisciplinary range of health professionals. The annotations found in this volume are written clearly and concisely so that the reader can quickly grasp the essence of each reference. Organized in two sections, resources for individual health care disciplines are identified, followed by resources in health care issues that cut across all disciplines. Each chapter has been compiled by individuals experienced in geriatrics education and practice in their respective discipline or content area.

Fundamentals of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy

Author: Lisa C. Hutchison

Publisher: ASHP

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 500

View: 704

By 2050, the world’s 65 and older population will double, and the 85 and older population will grow fivefold. As the number of older patients surges, so too will the medication management challenges pharmacists and other health care providers face in this population. For the Geriatric population, complex cases are often the norm. Providing safe and effective care can mean considering assessments of function and cognition, contacting multiple prescribers, and understanding a patient’s history, beliefs, and caregiving situation before making therapeutic decisions. Fundamentals of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, Second Edition gives practitioners the information they need to improve outcomes and personalize care for elderly patients. New to this edition are new chapters on “Palliative and Hospice Care” and “Infections and Antimicrobial Stewardship”. Additional enhancements in this edition include added links to new guidelines, assessment tools, and videos. Additional cases and a study guide will match the content map for certified geriatric pharmacists examination. Useful features throughout the book guide practitioners in navigating the maze of information required when caring for the older patient. These include: Summarized treatment guidelines Reviews of the evidence base Special focus on recommendations for the frail elderly Full case studies in each chapter Clinical Pearls Key Points and Key Terms (with definitions) in each chapter The demands of an aging population mean that a greater understanding of geriatric pharmacotherapy I now essential for all health care providers. Fundamentals of geriatric Pharmacotherapy, Second Edition ensures had the information to allow providers to respond appropriately

Pathy's Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine

Author: Alan J. Sinclair

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 2264

View: 367

This new edition of the comprehensive and renowned textbook Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine offers a fully revised and updated review of geriatric medicine. It covers the full spectrum of the subject, features 41 new chapters, and provides up-to-date, evidence-based, and practical information about the varied medical problems of ageing citizens. The three editors, from UK, USA and France, have ensured that updated chapters provide a global perspective of geriatric medicine, as well as reflect the changes in treatment options and medical conditions which have emerged since publication of the 4th edition in 2006. The book includes expanded sections on acute stroke, dementia, cardiovascular disease, and respiratory diseases, and features a new section on end-of-life care. In the tradition of previous editions, this all-encompassing text continues to be a must-have text for all clinicians who deal with older people, particularly geriatric medical specialists, gerontologists, researchers, and general practitioners. This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from Google Play or the MedHand Store. Praise for the 4th edition: "...an excellent reference for learners at all clinical and preclinical levels and a useful contribution to the geriatric medical literature." —Journal of the American Medical Association, November 2006 5th edition selected for 2012 Edition of Doody's Core TitlesTM

Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine

Author: M.S. John Pathy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 2164

View: 510

The fourth edition of the highly acclaimed Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine provides an account of the fundamental changes associated with ageing, which are essential to our understanding and management of the elderly sick population. The title has been extensively revised and updates to reflect the enormous changes in treatment options and medical conditions emerged since publication of the third edition. Written by worldwide experts of international repute, this is the most up-to-date and comprehensive single reference source currently available. Principles & Practice of Geriatric Medicine, Fourth Edition incorporates: More than 30 new chapters, including: Preventive geriatrics, Anorexia of Aging, Managements of Weight Loss, Dehydration, Vitamins and Minerals in the Elderly, Cancer and Aging, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Treatment of Behavioral Disorders, The Older Patient with Down's Syndrome, Drug Abuse in Older People, Breast Cancer, Women's health A truly global perspective, including new chapter on: Care of the elderly in Israel: old age in a young land, Geriatric Medicine in China, Geriatric medicine education in Europe, Geriatrics from the European Union Perspective, India, Day Hospitals, Perspectives from Latin America The title will be indispensable for all those involved in the treatment of older patients: Gerontologists to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in the field General practitioners and specialists in health policy and community care, who increasingly have to deal with a significant number of older people. Academic researchers in geriatric medicine, who are in need for an all encompassing reference work Medical registrars (UK) / residents (US) in order to pass their exams Teachers of Geriatric Medicine Hospital libraries with increasing budgets to spend on much needed resource in this growing field. Professionals within the pharmaceutical industry in order to monitor treatment options and new prescription developments.

Fundamentals of Family Medicine

The Family Medicine Clerkship Textbook

Author:

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 608

View: 331

Fundamentals of Family Medicine, Third Edition, describes the current approach to common problems in family practice. The book tells how family physicians provide high-quality, comprehensive, and ongoing health care for patients and families, based on current evidence and time-tested methods in clinical practice. Clinical scenarios that include case studies and questions for group discussion reinforce the book's clinical topics. The clinical scenarios all concern members of the Nelson family- a multigenerational extended family whose members visit the family physician with a variety of health concerns and whose dynamics evolve from chapter to chapter. The discussion questions allow the group to consider both the biomedical and psychosocial aspects of problems such as headache, obstructive airway disease, diabetes mellitus, athletic injuries, domestic violence, care of the dying patient, and the family physicians's role in dealing with terrorist events. The book is intended to be a reference source for the care of diseases family physicians are likely to see and as the course textbook for medical students in family medicine clerkships in medical school. This book will help health professionals provide up-to-date care for their patients, and will allow students to view clinical issues through the eyes of the family physician. Fundamentals of Family Medicine, Third Edition, ideally is used as a companion to Family Medicine: Principles and Practice, Sixth Edition, edited by Robert B. Taylor et al.

Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice

Third Edition

Author: Elizabeth Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 736

View: 384

Designated a Doody's Core Title! "As a gerontological clinical educator/research nurse, I will often use this as a reference. The format and the content are good, and the explanations of how to best use the evidence simplify the process of sifting through mountains of information to figure the best practice." Score: 97, 5 stars --Doody's "This third edition holds the promise of bringing yet another level of depth and sophistication to understanding the best practices for assessment, interventions, and anticipated outcomes in our care of older adultsÖ. Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice is intended to bring the most current, evidence-based protocols known to experts in geriatric nursing to the audience of students, both graduate and undergraduate, practitioners at the staff level from novice to expert, clinicians in specialty roles (educators, care managers, and advanced practice nurses), and nursing leaders of all levelsÖ.We owe a debt of gratitude to the many authors and the editors for bringing this work to us."--from the preface by Susan Bowar-Ferres, PhD, RN, CNAA-BC, Senior Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer, New York University Hospitals Center "The greatest beneficiaries of these new practice protocols, however, will be the older adults and their family members who stand to benefit from the greater consistency in care and improved outcomes from care based on the best evidence that is tempered with the expertise of advanced clinician-scholars."--from the foreword by Eleanor S. McConnell, RN, PhD, APRN, BC, Associate Professor and Director, Gerontological Nursing Specialty; Clinical Nurse Specialist, Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center; Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center This is the third, thoroughly revised and updated edition of the book formerly entitled Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice. The protocols address key clinical conditions and circumstances likely to be encountered by a hospital nurse caring for older adults. They represent "best practices" for acute care of the elderly as developed by nursing experts around the country as part of the Hartford Foundation's Nurses Improving Care to the Hospitalized Elderly project (NICHE). This third edition includes 17 revised and updated chapters and more than 15 new topics including critical care, diabetes, hydration, oral health care, palliative care, and substance abuse. Each chapter includes educational objectives, assessment of the problem, nursing intervention or care strategies, and references; most chapters have case studies.

Fundamentals of Geriatric Psychiatry

Author: Rajesh R. Tampi

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 383

View: 110

The number of people over the age of 65 years in the United States is growing steadily. Currently, they constitute thirteen percent of the population of the United States. This number will double over the next thirty years. Psychiatric disorders are not uncommon in older adults. Dementia, depression, anxiety, psychotic disorders and substance abuse disorders are often encountered in this population. Substantial increase in the number of older adults with mental health issues and a sluggish economic climate has resulted in our healthcare system being overburdened. Adding to this critical situation is the fact that the growth in the number of trained clinicians caring for older adults with psychiatric disorders has not kept pace with the healthcare needs of this population. Available evidence indicates that although there has been an increase in the research database on psychiatric disorders in older adults, the translation of this latest research data into clinical practice occurs less frequently than desired. Keeping these issues in mind, the authors have written a concise textbook on geriatric psychiatry which encompasses the latest information on psychiatric disorders in late-life. It is written by experienced professionals who specialise in the care of older adults with psychiatric disorders. This book has the latest data in geriatric psychiatry interpreted and translated in an easy to read manner. There is also a practice test at the end of this book for clinicians taking certification examinations in geriatric psychiatry. This book is a must have for anyone who cares for older adults with mental illness, be it a caregiver, a student, a trainee, a novice clinician or a seasoned academic.