Oxford Handbook Of Geriatric Medicine

Item Information
Item#: 9780198738381
Edition 03
Author Bowker Et Al (Eds)
Cover Paperback

This new edition of the Oxford Handbook in Geriatric Medicine has been expanded and updated to reflect the substantial changes in clinical practice since the previous edition, including the Francis report and the impact on care for the older patient, the National Dementia Strategy and screening, and the evolution of the role of Geriatricians in other specialities. It includes new material on risk scoring management of TIA, and a new chapter on the older surgical patient. With an ageing population, geriatric medicine is increasingly central to emergency and internal medicine in hospital settings and in general practice. Diseases are more common in the older person, and can be particularly difficult to assess and to treat effectively in a field that has limited evidence, yet makes up a substantial proportion of the work of most clinicians. Using clinical vignettes and how-to boxes to provide practical advice on common problems, this is a practical, accessible, and essential handbook for all medical staff who manage older patients.

Table of Contents
1. Ageing 2. Organizing geriatric services 3. Clinical assessment of older people 4. Rehabilitation 5. Falls and funny turns 6. Drugs 7. Neurology 8. Stroke 9. Psychiatry 10. Cardiovascular 11. Chest medicine 12. Gastroenterology 13. Renal medicine 14. Homeostasis 15. Endocrinology 16. Haematology 17. Musculoskeletal system 18. Pressure injuries 19. Genitourinary medicine 20. Incontinence 21. Ears 22. Eyes 23. Skin 24. Infection and immunity 25. Malignancy 26. Death and dying 27. Ethics 28. Finances 29. Peri-operative Medicine