Practice of Geriatrics, 3e

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9780721665993: Practice of Geriatrics, 3e

The thoroughly revised and updated 3rd Edition of this well-established reference provides the very latest information on geriatric care and health issues. It features valuable new chapters on caregivers/family and social issues * exercise * failure to thrive * neurologic evaluation * alcohol and substance abuse * problem behaviors * and orthopedic disorders, plus a wealth of new contributors and a thorough reorganization.

  • a new editor (Dr. Duthie) and many new authors...includes brand-new chapters on Caregivers/Family and Social Issues; Exercise; Failure to Thrive; Neurologic Evaluation; Alcohol and Substance Abuse; Problem Behaviours, and Orthopedic Disorders...and incorporates thorough revisions throughout, to ensure optimal currency and clinical value.
  • Details the full range of medical and surgical disorders seen in geriatric practice, with a focus on diseases with peak prevalence in later life; also reviews normal aging changes in many organ systems.
  • Offers a valuable perspective on general issues of elderly careincluding often-neglected subjects such as geriatric sexuality, driving, and the comprehensive geriatric assessment.
  • Emphasizes health maintenance in the absence of disease as well as the optimization of function when disease is present.
  • Discusses debilitating problems that are insufficiently covered in most of the general literature, such as urinary incontinence, falls, pressure ulcers, and failure to thrive.
  • Explores the various neuropsychiatric disorders seen in the elderly.

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    "This book offers a comprehensive overview of clinical geriatrics. A good resource for primary health care physicians...medical subspecialists and other health care professionals." -American Family Physician

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    Edmund H. Duthie Jr. MD; Paul R. Katz MD
    Published by Elsevier
    ISBN 10: 0721665993 ISBN 13: 9780721665993
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    (London, ,, United Kingdom)

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