By Howard M. Fillit MD, Kenneth Rockwood MD FRCPC FRCP, John B Young MBBS(Hons) FRCP
The prime reference within the box of geriatric care, Brocklehurst’s Textbook of Geriatric drugs and Gerontology, eighth Edition, by means of Drs. Howard M. Fillit, Kenneth Rockwood, and John B. younger, presents a modern, international perspective on themes of significance to today’s gerontologists, inner medication physicians, and family members medical professionals. An elevated specialize in frailty, besides assurance of key concerns in gerontology, disease-specific geriatrics, and intricate syndromes particular to the aged, makes this eighth version the reference you’ll flip to so as to meet the original demanding situations posed by way of this growing to be sufferer population.
- Consistent discussions of scientific manifestations, analysis, prevention, remedy, and extra make reference quickly and easy.
- More than 250 figures, together with algorithms, photos, and tables, supplement the textual content and assist you locate what you wish on a given condition.
- Clinical relevance of the most recent medical findings is helping you simply observe the fabric to daily practice.
- A new bankruptcy on frailty , plus an emphasis on frailty during the book, addresses the advanced scientific and social concerns that impact care, and the explicit wisdom and abilities crucial for assembly your sufferers’ advanced wishes.
- New content material brings you as much as date with details on gerontechnology, emergency and pre-hospital care, HIV and getting older, in depth therapy of older adults, telemedicine, the outfitted surroundings, and transcultural geriatrics.
- New editor Professor John Young brings a clean point of view and detailed services to this edition.
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