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Case Studies in Geriatric Medicine

Case Studies in Geriatric Medicine


  • Date Published: July 2005
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521531757

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  • This case-based approach to geriatric medicine is suitable for all health professionals and trainees who provide care for the elderly, including interns, residents, geriatric fellows, physicians in practice, and nurse practitioners. Illustrated with more than 40 cases based on the authors' experience in clinical practice, the examples range from the healthy elderly to those with advanced cognitive or physical impairments. Discussions are evidence based with extensive references, emphasizing differential diagnosis, atypical presentations in late life, age-appropriate medical management, interdisciplinary methods, and care in the context of different health care settings. The authors have distilled a wealth of practical and clinical experience in this area to produce a user-friendly guide to geriatric medicine. This is the ideal study guide for certifying examinations and highly suitable as a textbook for courses in geriatric medicine and gerontology.

    • Takes a symptom-based approach, illuminated by real-life case studies
    • Suitable for MDs, trainees, nurse practitioners and physician assistants
    • Can be used as revision aid and refresher for certifying examinations
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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521531757
    • length: 310 pages
    • dimensions: 245 x 175 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.636kg
    • contains: 21 b/w illus. 1 table
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Annual physical
    2. Office visit
    3. A bad driver
    4. Early dementia
    5. Moderate dementia
    6. Severe dementia
    7. Two women with advanced dementia
    8. Occupational deterioration
    9. Atypical dementia
    10. 'Pseudodementia'
    11. Chest pain
    12. Clearance for surgery
    13. Type 2 Diabetes
    14. Two patients with hypertension
    15. A fall
    16. Wheezing
    17. Acute hemiparesis
    18. Chronic hemiparesis
    19. Lower gastrointestinal bleeding
    20. Delirium
    21. Herbal remedies
    22. Insomnia
    23. Low vision
    24. Recurrent falls
    25. Four patients in an osteoporosis clinic
    26. Hip fracture
    27. Headache
    28. Pain
    29. Leg ulcer
    30. Chronic cough
    31. Diarrhea
    32. Upper gastrointestinal bleeding
    33. Urinary incontinence
    34. Urinary retention
    35. Erectile dysfunction
    36. Vaginal bleeding
    37. 'Mother is not herself'
    38. 'Failure to thrive'
    39. Three patients with agitation
    40. Weight loss
    41. Hypothermia
    42. Hyperthermia
    43. A centenarian

  • Authors

    Judith C. Ahronheim, State University of New York, Downstate Medical Centre

    Zheng-Bo Huang, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York

    Vincent Yen, New York Medical College

    Christina Davitt, New York Medical College

    David Barile, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia

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