With an ageing population, there is little doubt that the majority of hospital-based consultants and their teams will care for older patients and the many complications this presents. This book provides an evidence-based guide for both trainees and consultants in geriatric medicine and those interested in geriatric medicine. Designed in line with the core Royal College curriculum, it provides a comprehensive and relevant guide to the issues seen in everyday geriatric medicine practice across the world.
Presented in an easy-to-use double page spread format, highly bulleted and concise, Oxford Desk Reference: Geriatric Medicine is ideal for quick referral for both trainees and consultants. Contributions from the leading figures in geriatric medicine throughout the world make this book indispensable for all those working in the field, and for all those who have to deal with older patients.
Table of Contents
1: What is geriatric medicine?
2: Comprehensive geriatric asssessment
3: Prescribing in older people
4: Acute illness: overview
8: Endocrine and metabolic
10: Musculoskeletal problems
14a: Chronic disease and disability
14b: Urinary incontinence
14c: Impaired vision
14d: Impaired hearing
15: Rehabilitation in older people
16: Systems of care in older people
17: Long term care
18: Falls and falls prevention
19: Palliative care
21: Stroke and TIA
22: Skin problems - acute and chronic
23: Leg ulcers and pressure ulceration
24: Cancer in old age
25: Elder abuse
27: Role of the multidisciplinary team
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