Brocklehurst s Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology

Author: Howard M. Fillit
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702063444
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The leading reference in the field of geriatric care, Brocklehurst’s Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, 8th Edition, provides a contemporary, global perspective on topics of importance to today’s gerontologists, internal medicine physicians, and family doctors. An increased focus on frailty, along with coverage of key issues in gerontology, disease-specific geriatrics, and complex syndromes specific to the elderly, makes this 8th Edition the reference you’ll turn to in order to 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. More than 250 figures, including algorithms, photographs, and tables, complement the text and help you find what you need on a given condition. Clinical relevance of the latest scientific findings helps you easily apply the material to everyday practice. A new chapter on frailty, plus an emphasis on frailty throughout the book, addresses the complex medical and social issues that affect care, and the specific knowledge and skills essential for meeting your patients’ complex needs. New content brings you up to date with information on gerontechnology, emergency and pre-hospital care, HIV and aging, intensive treatment of older adults, telemedicine, the built environment, and transcultural geriatrics. New editor Professor John Young brings a fresh perspective and unique expertise to this edition.

Brocklehurst s Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology E Book

Author: Howard M. Fillit
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437720757
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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. 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.

Best of Five MCQs for the Geriatric Medicine SCE

Author: Duncan Forsyth
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191009059
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Best of Five MCQs for the Geriatric Medicine SCE is the first revision guide designed specifically for this new high-stakes exam. It contains 300 best of five questions with explanatory answers, each accurately reflecting the layout of questions in the exam. The book is divided into three exams for trainees to test themselves on, providing a thorough assessment of the candidate's geriatric medicine knowledge and covering all the main themes of the exam, for example, falls, dementia and delirium, palliative care, nutrition, and stroke. The explanatory answers include references to guidelines and other sources to enable candidates' further reading and study. Ideal for Geriatric Medicine Specialty Registrars, trainees revising for the Geriatric Medicine Specialty Certificate Examination or the Diploma in geriatric medicine.

Gerontologic Nursing E Book

Author: Sue E. Meiner
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323266274
Format: PDF, Docs
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Covering both disorders and wellness, Gerontologic Nursing provides the essential information you need to provide the best nursing care to older adults. A body-system organization makes information easy to find, and discussions include health promotion, psychologic and sociocultural issues, and the common medical-surgical problems associated with aging adults. Written by expert educator and clinician Sue Meiner, EdD, RN, CS, GNP, this book also emphasizes topics such as nutrition, chronic illness, emergency treatment, patient teaching, home care, and end-of-life care. Comprehensive assessment guidelines identify findings that are normal, deviate from normal, and abnormal. A separate Health Promotion chapter and specialty boxes provide information related to promoting healthy lifestyles and preventing disease. Detailed coverage of pain, infection, cancer, chronic illness, loss, death and dying, and substance abuse explains the complex aspects of aging and related care. Cultural Influences chapter and Cultural Awareness boxes focus on clients' specific customs and how they affect your nursing care. Client/Family Teaching boxes help you communicate effectively on self-care. Home Care Tips boxes promote practical, effective care for the homebound older client. Emergency Treatment boxes highlight critical care in emergency situations. Nutrition boxes discuss the special nutritional needs and concerns of an aging population. Key points help you remember what you've read, and critical thinking activities help expand learned concepts. Up-to-date content includes the latest on hip and knee replacement, Lyme disease, lactose intolerance, upper respiratory infections, current arthritis therapies and treatments, and expanded information on abuse of older adults. Unique! Nursing Care Plans link NANDA-I nursing diagnoses, NIC priority interventions for specific conditions, and NOC suggested outcomes for guidance in providing appropriate care. Unique! Evidence-Based Practice boxes help you apply the research leading to better outcomes of nursing care. Unique! Nursing Process boxes provide quick and easy access to care information.

Geriatric Otolaryngology

Author: Karen H. Calhoun
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849374487
Format: PDF, Docs
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Opening with a clear overview of the biology and demographics of aging, this text authoritatively summarizes the most recent knowledge on disorders of the ears, nose, paranasal sinuses, oral cavity, larynx, voice, throat, and neck in the geriatric population. With chapters by prominent leaders in the discipline, this reference serves as an invaluable source of guidance on perioperative assessment, operative procedures and outcomes, and new strategies for reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.

Geriatrics

Author: Carol Leth Stone
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313376182
Format: PDF
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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the rate of growth of the elderly population--defined as individuals age 65 or greater--increased by a factor of 11 in the past century, from 3 million in 1900 to 33 million in 1994. During the same time period, the total population only tripled. By the year 2030, there will be about 72 million older persons, or roughly 1 in 5 among the American population--more than twice their number in 2000. Clearly, geriatrics is a topic of vital interest and importance to policy makers, medical providers, caregivers, and members of the general population. In this book, lifelong writer Carol Leth Stone presents a forum that allows readers to understand how one "comes to terms" with aging using real-life examples of healthcare problems, economic traps, and emotional difficulties such as grieving or feelings of isolation. "Geriatrics" is approachable and easy-to-read, but also accurate and authoritative.

The Preparation and Trial of Medical Malpractice Cases

Author: Richard E. Shandell
Publisher: Law Journal Press
ISBN: 9781588520081
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Preparation and Trial of Medical Malpractice Cases treats a case as a continuous process, from interviewing the client to closing argument. It offers comprehensive coverage of the questions surrounding health maintenance organizations, including case law on the right to sue an HMO as well as its participating physicians. You'll find discussion of: how to recognize a meritorious case; the doctrine of alternative liability; the evidentiary value of FDA approval or non-approval; the continuing treatment doctrine; state statutes regarding motion practice; malpractice liability of alternative medical practitioners; the admissibility of evidence comparing physicians' risk statistics to those of other physicians; use of expert testimony to establish res ipsa loquitur in negligence; the modified standard of proximate cause when a physician's negligence exacerbates a patient's existing condition; violation of the duty to disclose information; contributory negligence in informed consent; distinguishing between medical malpractice and ordinary negligence; liability of nurses; and more. Appendices demonstrate how to analyze a medical brief, depose and examine the defendant physician, and elicit testimony from your own expert witness. Also included are a sample Bill of Particulars, a sample jury charge and a list of Web sites to assist your medical research.

Female Urology E Book

Author: Shlomo Raz
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437710530
Format: PDF, ePub
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Completely reorganized and updated, the 3rd Edition of this best-selling reference presents comprehensive coverage of all aspects of female urology, making it easy to implement today’s best approaches for every patient, both surgical and non-surgical. Offers step-by-step, highly illustrated guidance on diagnosing and managing the full range of female urologic problems you encounter in practice. Features the work of all new contributors and 30% new content to keep you abreast of the latest in the specialty. Enables you to implement the most current techniques through new chapters on pharmacologic neuromodulation (Botox) and laparoscopic management of SUI, as well as an expanded section on Surgical Management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse. Includes 200 new illustrations and 400 new clinical photographs reflecting the state of current practice.