By Judith C. Ahronheim, Zheng-Bo Huang, Vincent Yen, Christina Davitt, David Barile
This case-based method of geriatric drugs is appropriate for all healthiness execs and trainees who supply take care of the aged, together with interns, citizens, geriatric fellows, physicians in perform, and nurse practitioners. Illustrated with greater than forty circumstances according to the authors' adventure in medical perform, the examples variety from the fit aged to these with complicated cognitive or actual impairments. Discussions are evidence-based with huge references, emphasizing differential analysis, odd displays in overdue lifestyles, age-appropriate scientific administration, interdisciplinary tools and care within the context of other overall healthiness care settings. The authors have distilled a wealth of sensible and scientific event during this region to provide a simple consultant to geriatric medication. this is often the precise examine consultant for certifying examinations and hugely compatible as a textbook for classes in geriatric drugs and gerontology.
Read or Download Case Studies in Geriatric Medicine PDF
Similar geriatrics books
This e-book presents a finished and updated description of the prognosis and administration of dysphagia, with specific connection with oral and pharyngeal disorder. All facets of dysphagia are lined, from anatomy and body structure to sufferer care. along descriptions of a number of disorder entities, symptoms, and therapy techniques, many different correct subject matters are addressed, together with endoscopic and manometric points, malnutrition and dehydration, the psychiatric burden, and contours particular to pediatric and geriatric sufferers.
I first met Ernest Furchtgott twenty-five years in the past after becoming a member of the college of the school of Social paintings on the collage of South Carolina. at the moment, Ernie chaired the dept of Psychology. within the following 3 years we collaborated with an instructional Committee on Gerontology in conceptualizing and shaping the University's certificates of Graduate learn in Gerontology software, guiding it to ultimate approval by way of the South Carolina fee on better schooling.
This publication makes a speciality of extrapyramidal symptoms of all kinds of dementia, and addresses the problem of the bogus boundary among dementias and Parkinsonism, which characterize the 2 commonest signs present in degenerative important fearful procedure ailments. In flow issues in Dementias, flow disease experts from around the globe write on subject matters often constrained to dementia specialists.
This cutting edge reference explores a big variety of themes linked to getting older, supplying an exceptional realizing of the importance and molecular foundation of the getting older strategy and charting the process destiny study within the quarter. Stresses the interaction of mitochondria, mitochondrial DNA, oxidants, and antioxidants!
- Menopause Matters: Your Guide to a Long and Healthy Life (A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book)
- Socioeconomic Differences in Old Age Mortality (The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis)
- Oxidative Stress in Aging: From Model Systems to Human Diseases
Additional resources for Case Studies in Geriatric Medicine
Benzodiazepines, which are very sedating, are particularly likely to worsen confusion and can increase agitation, sometimes by producing disinhibition. Benzodiazepines should be entirely avoided if possible in patients with dementia. Wandering is best treated with nonpharmacologic methods. Environmental modification can be very helpful, such as putting up a large STOP sign over the door, disguising the door by covering it with a sheet or curtain, or installing a set of bells or a door alarm to alert the caregiver if the door is being opened.
5. 6. How can you explain Mrs. N’s decline in mental status? What can be done about her wandering? What can be done about her night time sleeplessness? What accounts for Mrs. N’s suspiciousness, and how can it be managed? Is the patient’s son correct that his mother must enter a nursing home? How can the primary care provider support the patient’s family caregivers? Answers 1. A hematoma on the face following a fall raises concern and, if there had been any worsening of mental status following the fall, or new neurologic findings, a subdural hematoma would need to be ruled out.
New York: CRC-Parthenon Press, pp. 118–92. Dubinsky, R. , Stein, A. , and Lyons, K. (2000). Practice parameter: risk of driving and Alzheimer’s disease (an evidence-based review). Report on the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology. Neurology, 54, 2205–11. Fozard, J. , Reynolds, S. L. et al. (1994). Age differences and changes in reaction time: the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging. Journals of Gerontology, 49, P179–89. , and Fulkerson, P. (2000). Evaluation of fitness to drive: the physician’s role in assessing elderly or demented patients.
- Download Texts, Textual Acts and the History of Science by Karine Chemla PDF
- Download Cesare e il mos maiorum by Zecchini, Giuseppe PDF