Practical Ambulatory Geriatrics
Thomas T. Yoshikawa, Elizabeth Lipton Cobbs, Kenneth Brummel-Smith
Mosby, 1998 - Medical - 528 pages
This text represents the most practical reference available covering ambulatory care of the geriatric patient, with a focus on patient management rather than on discrete diseases and disorders. This new second edition has been extensively revised, containing 50% new text and 25% new illustrations. It covers all major aspects of elderly patient management for both well and disordered patients, with a timely orientation toward the ambulatory setting.
Helps physicians understand essential clinical, social, and administrative differences between the adult patient and the geriatric patient. Begins each chapter with "Key Points," highlighting important concepts for rapid retrieval of information. Formats all chapters on disease management in a similar, easy-to-follow manner: clinical relevance, clinical manifestation, diagnostic approach, intervention. Provides suggested readings in addition to references for further study on a particular topic. Presents authoritative, reliable information from national leaders and experts in geriatrics and gerontology. Includes the most current findings and management strategies for Alzheimer's disease, falls, prostate cancer, osteoporosis, and hypertension; also covers important topics such as advanced directives, dying at home, preventive interventions, exercise, and weight loss.
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