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Case Studies in Geriatric Medicine by Judith C. Ahronheim, Zheng-Bo Huang, Vincent Yen, Christina

By Judith C. Ahronheim, Zheng-Bo Huang, Vincent Yen, Christina Davitt, David Barile

This case-based method of geriatric drugs is acceptable for all health and wellbeing execs and trainees who offer deal with the aged, together with interns, citizens, geriatric fellows, physicians in perform, and nurse practitioners. Illustrated with greater than forty situations in accordance with the authors' event in scientific perform, the examples diversity from the fit aged to these with complicated cognitive or actual impairments. Discussions are evidence-based with wide references, emphasizing differential prognosis, ordinary displays in past due lifestyles, age-appropriate scientific administration, interdisciplinary equipment and care within the context of alternative well-being care settings. The authors have distilled a wealth of functional and scientific adventure during this region to provide a easy consultant to geriatric drugs. this can be definitely the right learn advisor for certifying examinations and hugely compatible as a textbook for classes in geriatric medication and gerontology.

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Serologic tests for syphilis and Lyme titers should only be done if there is high pretest probability of infection, because they lack specificity and positive tests may lead to unnecessary treatment and concerns. 3. Neuroimaging techniques such as computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are employed to rule out structural causes of cognitive impairment, such as subdural hematoma or a neoplasm. g. a calcified meningioma. Although one study found one brain neoplasm in a series of 100 cases, no information was given about that one patient’s presentation (Chui and Zhang, 1997).

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