Evidence-Based Geriatric Medicine. A Practical Clinical Guide. Evidence-Based Medicine

  • ID: 2222885
  • Book
  • 202 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Evidence–Based Geriatric Medicine provides non–geriatrician clinicians with an approach to topics central to the care of the older patient.   These include the diagnosis and management of ‘the geriatric giants’ (delirium, dementia, urinary incontinence and falls), pressure ulcers, elder abuse and end of life care. This new book in the Evidence–Based series includes specific age–related conditions while providing a holistic approach to the older patient. Geriatric Medicine specialists with expertise in both their specific topics as well as in evidence–based medicine present the best–available evidence in a concise, easy–to–use, question–and–answer based format.  Each chapter includes common questions that are asked by clinicians, and the answers focus on a systematic review of the evidence and conclude with a bottom line for clinical practice.

A unique guide to the optimum care of older patients
Focuses on the best available evidence
Uses rigorous and transparent methods for seeking and appraising the evidence
Provides the evidence in a clinically useful format

This book is an invaluable resource for trainees and clinicians from various disciplines, worldwide. It addresses an issue of global importance – building the capacity to care for older persons.
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List of contributors, vi

Foreword, ix
Sharon Straus

1 Function and frailty: the cornerstones of geriatric assessment, 1
Paige K. Moorhouse & Kenneth Rockwood

2 Computer–based clinical decision support systems in the care of older patients, 13
Marina Martin & Mary K. Goldstein

3 Simplifying the pillbox: drugs and aging, 25
Sudeep S. Gill & Dallas P. Seitz

4 Breathing easier: respiratory disease in the older adult, 43
Salahaddin Mahmudi–Azer

5 Breathing easier: an approach to heart failure in a patient with an aging heart, 58
Jayna M. Holroyd–Leduc, Madhuri Reddy, & Anita Asgar

6 Clarifying confusion: prevention and managing delirium, 65
Ranjani Aiyar & Jayna M. Holroyd–Leduc

7 Preserving the memories: managing dementia, 73
Dallas P. Seitz, Philip E. Lee, Sudeep S. Gill, & Paula A. Rochon

8 Enjoying the golden years: diagnosing and treating depression, 94
Jane Pearce & Stuart Carney

9 A balancing act: preventing and treating falls, 105
Emily Kwan & Sharon Straus

10 Keeping dry: managing urinary incontinence, 124
Cara Tannenbaum

11 Keeping things moving: preventing and managing constipation, 140
Dov Gandell & Shabbir M.H. Alibhai

12 Preventing and treating pressure ulcers, 155
Madhuri Reddy, Sudeep S. Gill, Sunila R. Kalkar, Wei Wu, & Paula A. Rochon

13 Elder Abuse, 166
Erik J. Lindbloom, Landon D. Hough, & Karli R.E. Urban

14 A good death: appropriate end–of–life care, 175
Cari Levy & Jean S. Kutner

Index, 187

Evidence–Based Medicine Series

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“This is a good book for lay caregivers and support personnel training to provide care, as it includes many options for consideration.”  (Doody’s, 10 August 2012)

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