Pathy's Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine, 2 Volumes

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Pathy's Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine, 2 Volumes

Format:  Hardcover,

1773 pages

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

Publish Date: Apr 2012

ISBN-13: 9780470683934

ISBN-10: 0470683937

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Now in its fifth edition, this comprehensive textbook of geriatric medical practice provides up-to-date, evidence-based, and practical information about all the major medical problems of aging citizens. Containing 41 new chapters covering new infections, treatments, approaches to care, and end of life care, "Pathy's Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine" includes expanded sections on acute stroke, dementia, cardiovascular disease and health, respiratory diseases, and training. To capture an international perspective this new text has contributions from a global editorial team.

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: Apr 2012
ISBN-13: 9780470683934
ISBN-10: 0470683937
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 1773
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 12.91
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 10.8 x 5.7 x 12.4
Walmart No.: 9780470683934

Chapter outline

About the Editors
List of Contributors
Preface to the Fourth Edition
Preface to the Fifth Edition
Foreword
Introduction: Historical perspectives
Ageing: Biological, Social and Community Perspectives
Abiological perspective of ageing
The demography of ageing
The physiology of ageing
Psychological aspects of ageing
Ageing of the brain
Epidemiology of ageing and disability
Social and community aspects of ageing
The developmental origins of ageing
Sexuality and ageing
Physical fitness and exercise
Health literacy and cultural sensitivity
Medicine and Prescribing in Old Age
Preventive geriatrics
Polypharmacy
Patient safety
Eating Disorders and Nutritional Health
Epidemiology of nutrition and ageing
The anorexia of ageing
Weight loss
Dehydration
Vitamins and minerals
Obesity
Gastro Disorders
Changes in gastrointestinal motor and sensory function associated with ageing
Gastrointestinal bleeding
Liver and gall bladder
Sphincter function
Constipation
Management of diarrhoea
Diseases of the pancreas
Haematological Disorders
Anaemia
Disorders of haemostasis
Disseminated intravascular coagulation
Anticoagulants
Myelodysplasia
Management of myelodysplastic syndromes and acute leukaemia
Cardiovascular Diseases and Health
Epidemiology of heart disease
Cardiac ageing and systemic disorders
Arrhythmias
Ischaemic heart disease
Lipid management
Hypotension
Hypertension
Heart failure
Cardiac surgery
Peripheral arterial disease
Venous thromboembolism
Cardiac rehabilitation
Respiratory Diseases
Epidemiology of respiratory infection
Pneumonia
Aspiration pneumonia
Interstitial lung disease and lung cancer
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma
Pulmonary hypertension
Pulmonary rehabilitation
CNS Disorders
Neurological signs of ageing
Sleep apnoea and sleep disorders
Headache
Normal pressure hydrocephalus
Acute stroke care and management of carotid artery stenosis
Stroke and stroke rehabilitation
Communication disorders and dysphagia
Acute and chronic subdural haematoma
Epilepsy
Syncope and non-epileptic attacks
Parkinson’s disease
Non-parkinsonian movement disorders
Diabetic neuropathy
Disorders of the neuromuscular junction
Muscle disorders
Motor neurone disease
Control of chronic pain
Multiple sclerosis
Appendix Function assessment scales, i
Index

Book description

Now in its fifth edition, this comprehensive textbook of geriatric medical practice provides up-to-date, evidence-based, and practical information about all the major medical problems of aging citizens. Containing 41 new chapters covering new infections, treatments, approaches to care, and end of life care, Pathy's Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine includes expanded sections on acute stroke, dementia, cardiovascular disease and health, respiratory diseases, and training. To capture an international perspective this new text has contributions from a global editorial team.

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