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Elderly Medicine

a training guide


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Conventional medical diagnoses and treatments take on much greater complexity when applied to older patients. This volume provides a comprehensive profile of each issue facing the clinician who is involved with such patients. The author discusses geriatrics in general, emphasizing the legal, social and biological aspects of aging, before addressing a range of specific topics, including hypertension, asthma, UTIs, bone disorders, cancer, oral health, skin problems and incontinence. Elderly Medicine: A Training Guide even guides the reader through the business aspects of geriatric care, explaining how professionals can use information technology and consulting services. Both the experienced geriatrician and the trainee can learn much from this lively guide.


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