Geriatric Diseases [electronic resource] : Evaluation and Management / by Nages Nagaratnam, Kujan Nagaratnam, Gary Cheuk.

Nagaratnam, Nages. author.
Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2018.
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General practice (Medicine).
Critical care medicine.
Pain medicine.
Primary care (Medicine).
Geriatric psychiatry.
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This volume provides a comprehensive overview of the unique clinical entities of diseases in older patients. The book arranges the organ systems in 21 sections, which include over 100 collective chapters on various age-related diseases in these organ systems. The text is specifically designed for ease-of-use and include learning tools that include multiple choice, short answer, and extended matching questions, case vignettes, self-assessments, and rich tables and illustrations.  Each section includes a review of the anatomy, physiology and pathology that are specific to aging patients.  The text covers the complex factors that present diagnosis challenges, including the interaction of the disease process with co-existing morbidities, aged- related physiological changes and pre-existing functional challenges and psychosocial circumstances. The text also works with the previously published text Diseases in the Elderly: Age-Related Changes and Pathophysiology, which is tailored to complement this resource. Written by experts in the field, Geriatric Diseases: Clinical Expression, Management and Impact is the ultimate guide on clinical expression and management of diseases in the elderly for medical students, residents, fellows, geriatricians, gerontologists, primary care physicians, internal medicine specialists, emergency room physicians, specialist nurses, and all other physicians and medical professionals treating older patients.
Introduction to cardiovascular disease
Cardiac failure in the elderly
Cardiac arrhythmias in the elderly
Infective endocarditis in the elderly
Coronary heart disease in the elderly
Valvular heart disease in  the elderly
Hypertension in the elderly
Peripheral arterial disease in the elderly
Introduction to respiratory diseases
Pneumonia in the elderly
Chronic obstructive airway disease
Chronic asthma
Carcinoma of the lung
Pulmonary embolism
Introduction to the gastrointestinal system
Oesophagus and oesophageal disorders
Peptic ulcer
Colorectal cancer
Inflammatory bowel disease in older adults
Introduction to the hepato-biliary system
Viral hepatitis in the elderly
Chronic liver disease in the elderly
Ascites in the elderly
Obstructive jaundice in the elderly
Introduction to blood disorders
The Anaemias
Haematological neoplastic disorders
Introduction to renal and lower urinary tract disorders
Glomerular disease in the elderly
Renovascular disease
Acute renal failure
Chronic renal failure
Prostate gland and related disorders
Sexuality sexual dysfunction in the elderly
Introduction to chronic neurological disorders
Pasrkinson’s disease,Secondary Parkinsons and Parkinson plus syndromes
Multisystem atrophy
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis
Epilepsy in the elderly
Disorders in neuromuscular transmission
Introduction to metabolic bone disorders
Osteoporotic fractures  and management
Paget’s disease
Introduction to endocrine disorders
Diabetes Mellitus
Thyroid disorders
Introduction to electrolyte and mineral metabolism disorders
Sodium metabolism
Potassium metabolism
Calcium metabolism
Introduction to the musculo-skeletal system
Neck pain (Cervical)
Low back pain (Lumbosacral)
Shoulder pain
Hip pain
Knee pain
Introduction to arthritides
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Polymyalgia Rheumatica
Psoriatic arthropathy
Crystal induced arthritis
General considerations
Systemic lupus erythematosus
Systemic sclerosis
Sjogren’s syndrome
Overlap syndromes
Introduction to organic brain disorders
Anatomical and physiological changes with aging-Brain
Acute confusional state
Chronic  organic disorders-Dementias
General considerations
Neurodegenerative dementias
Vascular dementias
Symptomatic dementias
Behavioural and psychological  symptoms of demented (BPSD)
Drug management of dementias
Mild Cognitive Impairment
Introduction to psychiatry and functional disorders
Mood disorders (Major depression, bipolar disorders)
Anxiety  and Anxiety disorders
Paranoia in the elderly
Substance abuse
Suicide in the elderly
Introduction to cerebrovascular disease
Stroke in the elderly
Diagnosis management and complications
Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA)
Long term sequel post-stroke
Prevention  of stroke
General considerations
Anatomy of the ear
Common ear problems in the elderly
Vertigo/dizziness in the elderly
Introduction to vision care
Anatomy of the eye
Common eye problems in the elderly
Blurred vision
Dry eye
Red eye
Introduction to skin diseases
Anatomy and physiology of the skin
Common skin diseases in the elderly
Pruritis in the elderly
Introduction to oral care
Anatomy of the tooth
Oral issues in the elderly
Related disorders
Oral manifestations of system disease.
Nagaratnam, Kujan. author.
Cheuk, Gary. author.
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