This book is aimed at the entire training requirements of Specialist Registrars. It covers both the practice of medicine for the elderly and also generic skills required by all doctors at this stage in their training. The emphasis is on practical advice (backed up by evidence where available) on the common problems of the elderly. Chapters end with references, further reading and self-assessment material.Table of Contents:Part 1. General ThemesBiological ageing - its relevance to geriatricians. Social gerontology. Clinical ageing. Investigating older patients. Developing and planning services. Community geriatric care. Medical ethics and the law. Prevention and health promotion. Overview of complexity/co-morbidity. Driving assessment. Carers. Ethnic elders.Part 2: Core TopicsUrinary incontinence. Falls and instability. Orthogeriatric care. Palliative care. Old age psychiatry. Rehabilitation. Management of stroke. Clinical aspects of pressure sores. Therapeutics.Part 3: Selected TopicsSection 1: Central Nervous SystemThe management of Parkinson's disease. Syncope and dizziness. Gait disorders.Section 2: Cardiovascular SystemWhen to treat hypertension. Abdominal aortic aneurysm and peripheral vascular disease. The management of atrial fibrillation in the older patient.Section 3: Respiratory SystemAsthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Tuberculosis. Respiratory rehabilitation.Section 4: Gastrointestinal SystemOral health. Faecal incontinence and constipation.Section 5: GenitourinaryProstate diseases. Urinary tract infections. Sexuality and ageing.Section 6: Bone and locomotor SystemManagement of osteoporosis. Painful shoulder. Foot disorders. Contractures.Section 7: CancerCancer in old age.Section 8: Vision and HearingOphthalmology. Hearing disorders.Section 9: SkinPruritus. Leg ulcers.Section 10: InfectionPreventing infections.Section 11: Nutrition and feeding disordersNutrition. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy feeding.Part 4: Personal and professional skillsEducation. All you need to know about management in one chapter. Preparing for a consultant post. Time management and organizing paperwork. Dealing with complaints. Maintaining morale. Keeping up to date. Making the most of information technology. Professional issues. Research and audit.Answers to self-assessment questions. Index.
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Titolo: Elderly Medicine - A Training Guide
Autori: Rai - Mulley
Editore: Elsevier - Churchill Livingstone
Edizione: II 2007
Finitura: Copertina rigida
Misure: 21x27 cm