Evidence-Based Geriatric Medicine: A Practical Clinical Guide

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Jayna Holroyd-Leduc, Madhuri Reddy
John Wiley & Sons, Mar 9, 2012 - Medical - 208 pages
The latest addition to the Evidence-Based Book series, Evidence-Based Geriatric Medicine provides non-geriatrician clinicians an overview of key topics central to the care of the older patient. This guide focuses on the management of common problems in the elderly taking into account their life situations as well as treatment of specific conditions. Leading geriatricians with expertise in evidence-based medicine utilize the best available evidence and present this information in a concise, easy-to-use, question-based format. Evidence-Based Geriatric Medicine is a unique guide to the optimum management of older patients.
 

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Contents

Computerbased clinical decision support systems
13
Marina Martin Mary K Goldstein
25
Sudeep S Gill Dallas P Seitz
43
an approach to heart failure in
58
HolroydLeduc Madhuri Reddy
65
dementia
73
treating depression
94
constipation
140
Elder Abuse
166
appropriate endoflife care
175
Index
187
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Dr. Jayna Holroyd-Leduc is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She received her medical degree at the University of Toronto, Canada. She completed residency training in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at the University of Toronto, before completing a research fellowship in Geriatrics and Quality Improvement at the San Francisco VA Medical Centre and the University of California, San Francisco. Her research interests include systematic reviews, knowledge translation, clinical decision support and improving care provided to older patients. She is the University of Calgary Geriatric Medicine Training Program Director and the Department of Medicine QI Lead.

Madhuri Reddy MD MSc is an Internist and Geriatric Medicine specialist. She is currently Director of the Wound Healing Clinic at the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Boston, Massachusetts. She has published several original research papers, been editor or on the editorial board of several publications, has written book chapters for clinicians, as well as a book for patients and their caregivers on the care of chronic wounds (Healing Wounds, Healthy Skin). Dr Reddy completed her Geriatric Medicine training at the University of Toronto in Canada.

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