The Washington Manual Geriatrics Subspecialty Consult

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Kyle Moylan, Tammy L. Lin
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2004 - Medical - 206 pages

This handbook from the Washington University School of Medicine is a practical guide for medical students, residents, and fellows treating older adults. It was prepared by residents and fellows in internal medicine, geriatrics, cardiology, ophthalmology, rheumatology, and urology, with faculty advisors from the Division of Nutrition and Aging. The authors provide a framework for approaching the important issues that arise in geriatrics and focus on key aspects of the evaluation and treatment of common geriatric disorders and consultations.

The book covers symptoms and diseases, acute and chronic problems, and inpatient and outpatient approaches with the same front-lines practicality as the world-famous Washington ManualŪ of Medical Therapeutics. Tables and appendices provide rapid point-of-care access to information such as cognitive and functional assessment tests and important drug interactions.

This handbook is also available electronically for handheld computers. See PDA listing for details.

The Washington ManualŪ is a registered mark belonging to Washington University in St. Louis to which international legal protection applies. The mark is used in this publication by LWW under license from Washington University.

 

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Contents

Flood 2 Settings for Geriatric Care
6
Moylan 4 Delirium
21
Randall Wooley and Kyle C Moylan 6 Approach to Polypharmacy
35
Randall Wooley 9 Unintentional Weight Loss
51
Moylan 12 Androgen Deficiency
66
Divya Shroff 15 Pagets Disease of Bone
81
Ulker Tok 17 Giant Cell Arteritis and
93
Culican 19 Ophthalmology and
103
Roger Kerzner 22 Chronic Heart Failure
124
Sam B Bhayani 23 Urologic Symptoms and
135
Sam B Bhayani 25 Benign Prostatic
142
Moylan 26 Parkinsons Disease and
149
Appendix A Cognitive
161
Erectile
174
Pressure Ulcer
180
Appendix N Functional
186

Roger Kerzner and Rebecca M Shepherd 20 Aging and the
109
Roger Kerzner 21 Ischemic Heart Disease
115

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