Author: Brie Williams
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2014-09-22
An authoritative, one-stop source of answers on conditions commonly encountered among older adults For more than 70 years, professors, students, and clinicians have trusted LANGE for high-quality, current, concise medical information in a convenient, affordable, portable format. Whether for coursework, clerkships, USMLE prep, specialty board review, or patient care, there's a LANGE book that guarantees success. Provides a framework for using the functional and cognitive status, prognosis, and social context of patients to guide diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions Applies the principles of geriatric medicine in different care settings to address common clinical scenarios and common geriatric conditions Includes valuable information on health promotion and disease Delivers essential information on important topics such as delirium, cognitive impairment, dementia, falls and mobility disorders, Parkinson and other movement disorders, sleep disorders, and arthritis Covers special geriatric considerations in cardiovascular health, cancers, endocrine disorders, skin problems, respiratory disease, and renal disorders Concise, practical, and current diagnostic and treatment information on the most common health problems of older adults The best quick reference for busy clinicians who provide care for older patients Valuable to students, residents, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, internists, and family physicians. Includes guidance on care in all settings – clinic, home, hospital, and long-term care, as well as pre- and post-operative settings
Author: Lee Ann Lindquist
Release Date: 2016-04-09
This book is designed to present the clinical geriatric trends within general internal medicine and family practice, which practitioners often encounter in caring for their older adult patients. Chapters focus on increasingly difficult clinical decisions that practitioners have to make in caring for older adults, who often experience medical complications due to memory loss, physical disability, and multiple chronic conditions. Written by experts in geriatric medicine, each of these chapters start with the most up-to-date clinical geriatric research and provide specific examples or case studies on how to use this information to address the clinical needs of older adult patients. In addition, there is a set of concise “take-home points” for each chapter that are easy to commit to memory and implement in clinical care of aging patients. As the only book to focus on current trends in geriatric research and evidence-based eldercare practice, Clinical Trends in Geriatric Medicine is of great value to internists, family practitioners, geriatricians, nurses, and physician assistants who care for older adults.
Author: Fred A. Luchette
Release Date: 2017-07-30
With the expertise of an author panel of leading clinicians in the field of surgery, trauma, critical care and geriatrics the new edition of this text addresses the explosion in knowledge on the impact aging has on injury, acute illness and critical care management. The text covers the physiologic changes associated with aging, as well as the clinical assessment, stratification, and management of acute illness and injury. Furthermore, the new edition discusses the full spectrum of critical care management of the elderly. Part I explores the impact of aging on health and the healthcare system. There will be detailed discussion on the physiologic effects of aging and the impact on clinical management. The management of common surgical emergencies in the elderly is addressed in Part II. Part III addresses the evaluation and management of trauma and injury. Finally, Part IV explores the specific challenges of critical care management, including end-of-life and ethics, in the geriatric population. Updated information, reflective of the expansive literature, is addressed in all sections. New to the second edition are chapters on prehospital care, burns, nursing concerns, and abdominal solid organ injury. Appropriate chapters will include case vignettes and clinical algorithms. All chapters include a bullet-point summary. Geriatric Trauma and Critical Care, 2nd Edition will be of great value to trauma surgeons, acute care surgeons, critical care specialists, emergency medicine physicians, geriatricians, general surgeons, and trainees in surgery, critical care, and emergency medicine. Advanced practice nurses, critical care nurses, and physician assistants will also find this a useful and practical resource.
Author: Carolyn Auerhahn, EdD, GNP-BC, FAANP
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2010-06-28
2010 AJN Book of the Year Award Winner in Gerontologic Nursing! Designated a Doody's Core Title! "This is a valuable and timely resource as primary care practitioners are facing a growing aging population. Advanced practice nurses have always been swift to recognize and respond to healthcare challenges, and this resource allows them to be proactive in confronting this evolving healthcare crisis. Nursing faculty can use this resource to design and implement program changes that will help to arm advanced practice nurses with strong gerontological competencies." Score: 100, 5 stars.óDoodyís Medical Reviews "This small book couldnít be more timely. As directors of advanced practice nursing (APN) programs struggle to find resources to convert their existing adult APN tracks into adultñgerontology programs, this book offers a clear path for integrating critical content throughout an entire program. For graduate clinical nursing directors who are challenged to quickly ramp up their gerontology contentóoften without having clinical geriatrics specialty experts among their own facultyóthis book will definitely provide that expertise." --AJN This book presents nursing faculty with clear, user-friendly guidelines for incorporating gerontological content into existing non-gerontological Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) programs without requiring major curricular changes. With almost 50 years of combined experience, the authors share a wealth of knowledge and expertise regarding the rationale and strategies for integrating gerontological content into APN curricula. Topics includes health policy, myths of aging, assessment of functional status, normal versus pathological changes in aging, and more. The authors present strategies to integrate blended technology and multiple resources to ensure that students gain gerontological competency. Key Topics: The impact of aging America on advanced practice nursing Gerontologizing" clinical management courses and shaping the clinical experience Strategies for integrating geriatric e-learning materials into APN curricula Evaluation methods for integrating new content into graduate nursing core, APN core, and specialty courses Complete with detailed lists of print media and Internet resources, this book is a must-have for APN faculty across a number of non-gerontological specialty areas, including family, adult, acute, holistic, palliative, and pediatric care.
Author: Frank Alexander Granderath
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2006-05-20
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the most common disorders with an increasing prevalence and incidence in the last two decades. This book, edited by two experienced surgeons and a clinical psychologist in cooperation with numerous worldwide leading experts, presents clinically relevant information for gastroenterologists, internists, surgeons, residents and also nurses, who frequently care for GERD patients. Focusing on different treatment concepts – medical, endoscopic as well as surgical – the chapters include the basics of symptomatology and epidemiology, pathophysiology, GERD among different age groups, complications and its treatment, hiatal hernia or H. pylori and GERD, NERD and functional heartburn, diagnostic procedures and also presurgical examination. In addition, the patient's perspectives of disease, diagnostics and treatment are included, the same as economic aspects of GERD, and the impact of disease on quality of life or patient-reported outcomes after treatment.
Author: Patricia A. Wisocki
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2013-11-21
Although we speak of "the elderly" as if there were one body of people with common characteristics, older adults are more heterogeneous than any other popu lation. People over the age of 65 are also the fastest-growing segment of the population in the United States, currently numbering 25 million. The majority of older adults reside in their communities; a small fraction of them are cared for in institutions. Most may expect to experience some kind of physical impairment. Approximately a quarter of the population may expect to suffer amental health impairment. While traditional therapies have not been especially effective for older adults, behavior therapy has shown exceptional promise as a treatment modality. This book presents a comprehensive explication of the relatively new field of behavioral gerontology. It was written for the clinician interested in the interaction of medical, environmental, and psychological variables and their effects on treatment of elderly clients and for the researcher who will be looking to extend knowledge about interventions with this population. It will be useful for the graduate student in clinical psychology, as weIl as the experienced clinician, who will want to include the elderly in his or her therapeutic population.
Author: John R. Burton
Release Date: 2016-10-14
This book focuses on the circumstances that lead to the marked increased vulnerability of seniors and are most challenging to clinicians including the presence of multiple chronic medical conditions, variable losses of physiological function, and heterogeneity among individuals. Written by the experts who lead the initiative to deliver high quality surgical and medical care to the elderly, Geriatrics for Specialists is the first book of its kind to provide the comprehensive knowledge specialists and associated generalists need to deliver quality health care to seniors. With topics on important cross cutting issues like frailty, delirium and polypharmacy and specialty chapters on emergency medicine, anesthesia, many surgical and medical disciplines and rehabilitation, this book provides clinicians the knowledge and tools needed to evaluate, treat and manage the unique needs of seniors. Geriatrics for Specialists was created as a resource for specialist, generalists and allied health professionals and their students and trainees who care for elderly patients.
Author: Marie Boltz, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2016-03-28
Fourth Edition Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title! Praise for the Fourth Edition: The evidence-based protocols are designed as a primary reference and are useful, substantive, and timely...The broader contributions of useful format and succinct review of the evidence make it likely that this text will continue to be the leading resource in nursing education and practice." --The Gerontologist As a gerontological clinical educator/research nurse, I will often use this as a reference. The format and the content are good, and the explanations of how to best use the evidence simplify the process of sifting through mountains of information to figure the best practice. Score: 97, 5 Stars. --Doody's The new fifth edition of one of the premier references for geriatric nurses in hospital, long-term, and community settings, delivers current guidelines, real-life case studies, and evidence-based protocols developed by master educators and practitioners. With a focus on improving quality of care, cost-effectiveness, and outcome, the fifth edition is updated to provide the most current information about care of common clinical conditions and issues in older adults. Several new expert contributors present current guidelines about hip fractures, frailty, perioperative and postoperative care, palliative care, and senior-friendly emergency departments. Additionally, chapters have been reorganized to enhance logical flow of content and easy information retrieval. Protocols are organized in a consistent format and include an overview, evidence-based assessment and intervention strategies, and an illustrative case study with discussion. Additionally, protocols are embedded within chapter text, providing the context and detailed evidence for each. Chapter objectives, annotated references, and evidence rating for each protocol are provided along with resources for additional study. New to the Fifth Edition: Reorganized to enhance logical flow of information and ease of use Updated and revised Includes new contributions from expert educators and practitioners Provides new chapters on perioperative and postoperative care, general surgical care, care of hip fracture, palliative care, and the senior-friendly emergency department Key Features: Delivers evidence-based, current guidelines and protocols for care of common clinical conditions in the elderly Illustrates application of clinical protocols to real-life practice through case studies and discussion Edited by nationally known geriatric leaders who are endorsed by the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing Written for nursing students, nurse leaders, and practitioners at all levels, including those in specialty roles
Author: Christian P. Schaaf
Release Date: 2012-12-24
Mediziner sind häufig mit Fragen der Humangenetik konfrontiert, ob bei Kindern mit Trisomie 21 oder Mukoviszidose-Patienten. In dem Band werden die Grundlagen der Genetik dargestellt – in Verbindung mit praktischen Fragestellungen: Welche Krankheitsbilder gibt es? Wie werden welche Organe beeinflusst? Darüber hinaus werden spezielle klinische Probleme sowie der Umgang mit Patienten und mit Daten erörtert. Das Lehrbuch ist eine Hilfe für Mediziner, wenn sie Patientengespräche führen, Risiken abwägen und ethische Grundsätze im Blick behalten wollen.
Author: Alan J. Sinclair
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-03-13
Now in its fifth edition, this comprehensive textbook of geriatric medical practice provides up-to-date, evidence-based, and practical information about all the major medical problems of aging citizens. Containing 41 new chapters covering new infections, treatments, approaches to care, and end of life care, Pathy’s Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine includes expanded sections on acute stroke, dementia, cardiovascular disease and health, respiratory diseases, and training. To capture an international perspective this new text has contributions from a global editorial team.
Author: Truman Capote
Publisher: Kein & Aber AG
Release Date: 2013-07-10
Es sollte sein Opus magnum werden, ein schonungsloses Sittenbild proustscher Dimension doch Capote konnte und wollte es nicht abschließen. Gleichwohl ist Erhörte Gebete sein konsequentestes Werk, eine giftgesättigte Abrechnung mit der feinen Gesellschaft. Hier schildert Capote die Reichen und Mächtigen, die Verrückten und Verruchten, all jene, die ihn jahrelang als ihr Schoßhündchen betrachtet hatten. Als das erste Kapitel des Schlüsselromans Mitte der Siebzigerjahre in Esquire abgedruckt wurde, erkannten Capotes Freunde, dass das Schoßhündchen durchaus auch zubeißen konnte: Plötzlich waren ihre intimsten Geheimnisse - vom Seitensprung bis zum vertuschten Mord - schwarz auf weiß nachzulesen. "Es ist sehr schwierig, Gentleman und Schriftsteller zu sein", hat W. Somerset Maugham einmal bemerkt. Mit Erhörte Gebete entschied sich Capote eindeutig für Letzteres.
Author: Allen Jack Edwards
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2013-06-29
Dementia is a state that has implications for several groups. There are, first, those who wish to assess its nature and impact in an objective and scientific fashion, using tools of research to uncover dementia's causes, effects, and parameters. The result has been a rapidly expanding literature in diverse disciplines: physiology, chemistry, neurology, psychology, and sociology, among others. Second, there are those professionals and caregivers who work di rectly with patients and other caregivers and who must assess and apply interventions. Third, physicians are involved in diagnosis and treatment (so far as possible) and are responsible for communicating the ominous meanings of the destructive disease process. Fourth, there are the caregivers, who accept accountability for the future of a human who increasingly shows a "robbing of the mind" in his or her behaviors. The needs and stresses of those who care for and about those with progressive dementia are among the most intense imaginable. They need support of many kinds, frequently without knowing what to ask or of whom to ask it. Finally, there are the patients, who increasingly become dependent as their mental competencies decline. They need empathic care-including answers to questions about cause, stabilization, or reversal of the de menting process. Even more, they need cure. Further, present and future generations need the assurance of prevention. This volume surveys present "knowledge" about dementia and its consequences.