Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-09-18
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
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A classic in the field! This concise, practical guide is packed with critical information on geriatric assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. Emphasizes the clinical evaluation of the geriatric patient and features expanded content on end-of-life decisions, pre-operative evaluation, cancer management issues, and preventive aspects of geriatric care.

Author Biography

Robert L. Kane, MD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Joseph G. Ouslander, MD, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Itmar Abrass, MD, University of Washington Seattle, WA

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

Part I The Aging Patient and Geriatric Assessment

1. Clinical Implications of the Aging Process

2. Demography and Epidemiology

3. Evaluating the Geriatric Patient

4. Developing Clinical Expectations

Part II Differential Diagnosis and Management

5. Delirium and Dementia

6. Depression

7. Incontinence

8. Instability and Falls

9. Immobility

10. Cardiovascular Disorders

11. Decreased Vitality

12. Sensory Impairment

Part III General Management Strategies

13. Drug Therapy

14. Health Services

15. Nursing Home Care

16. Ethical Issues in the Care of Older Persons

Appendix: Geriatric Medical Forms

-Katz Index of Activities of Daily Living

-Main Components of Tinetti Fall Risk Scale

-Reuben’s Physical Performance Test

-Folstein Mini-Mental State Examination

-Comprehensive Medical History and Physical Assessment

-Dementia Assessment


-Minimum Data Set

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