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Elderly Medicine

Elderly Medicine
titolo Elderly Medicine
sottotitolo A Training Guide
autori ,
editore Churchill Livingstone
formato Libro
pagine 520
pubblicazione 2007
ISBN 9780443103025
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This book is aimed at the entire training requirements of Specialist Registrars. It covers both the practice of medicine for the elderly and also generic skills required by all doctors at this stage in their training. The emphasis is on practical advice (backed up by evidence where available) on the common problems of the elderly. Chapters end with references, further reading and self-assessment material.

Indice testuale

Part 1. General Themes Biological ageing - its relevance to geriatricians. Social gerontology. Clinical ageing. Investigating older patients. Developing and planning services. Community geriatric care. Medical ethics and the law. Prevention and health promotion. Overview of complexity/co-morbidity. Driving assessment. Carers. Ethnic elders. Part 2: Core Topics Urinary incontinence. Falls and instability. Orthogeriatric care. Palliative care. Old age psychiatry. Rehabilitation. Management of stroke. Clinical aspects of pressure sores. Therapeutics. Part 3: Selected Topics Section 1: Central Nervous System The management of Parkinson's disease. Syncope and dizziness. Gait disorders. Section 2: Cardiovascular System When to treat hypertension. Abdominal aortic aneurysm and peripheral vascular disease. The management of atrial fibrillation in the older patient. Section 3: Respiratory System Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Tuberculosis. Respiratory rehabilitation. Section 4: Gastrointestinal System Oral health. Faecal incontinence and constipation. Section 5: Genitourinary Prostate diseases. Urinary tract infections. Sexuality and ageing. Section 6: Bone and locomotor System Management of osteoporosis. Painful shoulder. Foot disorders. Contractures. Section 7: Cancer Cancer in old age. Section 8: Vision and Hearing Ophthalmology. Hearing disorders. Section 9: Skin Pruritus. Leg ulcers. Section 10: Infection Preventing infections. Section 11: Nutrition and feeding disorders Nutrition. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy feeding. Part 4: Personal and professional skills Education. All you need to know about management in one chapter. Preparing for a consultant post. Time management and organizing paperwork. Dealing with complaints. Maintaining morale. Keeping up to date. Making the most of information technology. Professional issues. Research and audit. Answers to self-assessment questions. Index.

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