Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics

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9780070334731: Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics

The third edition of this text provides primary care physicians and residents in geriatric medicine with a clinical guide to treating elderly patients. Extensively revised and updated, it covers all aspects of the diagnosis and management of common problems presenting in elderly patients. The book also covers many of the non-clinical problems which often cause complications in the patient, such as social and environmental problems, dementia, incontinence and instability and falling. There is also a thoroughly updated section on geriatric pharmacology.

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?So well written the amount of information it contains is deceptive. Unlike many texts, the book is easy to read and provides an excellent overview of geriatrics.".
--Journal of Family Practice*.

. "This handy-to-carry-and-use paperback is invaluable as a ready source of comprehensive up-to-date geriatric clinical information...richly supplemented by an enormous number of helpful tables, figures, and references."*.
--American Family Physician.

.. ?All practicing physicians who care for older persons, medical students, residents, fellows, and the entire interdisciplinary team caring for older persons will derive benefit from this book.?.
--Four Stars from Doody*.

. *reviews of previous editions.

. The superb writing, a clear focus on the clinical issues, presentation of complex issues clearly and succinctly....just a few of the reasons why ESSENTIALS OF CLINICAL GERIATRICS is a favorite resource among health professionals caring for older patients..

. The practical, problem-oriented approach guides you systematically through the clinical implications of aging, and reviews evaluation, diagnosis, and management of clinical problems encountered in daily practice. Much has been added to this edition to keep you on the cutting edge of clinical geriatrics, including:.
*A brand new chapter on preventive care in clinical geriatrics.
*Expanded coverage of preoperative evaluation, cancer management, and end-of-life issues.
*Updated content on genetic aspects of geriatric care, pharmacology, hormone replacement therapy, and more.

. You?ll appreciate the broad, readable coverage of pertinent issues and the highly accessible format of key diagnostic and therapeutic details. Superb tables conveniently summarize important information, and the handy Appendix provides a compendium of checklists for essential procedures in geriatric assessment..

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