GERIATRICS

Dermatologic conditions in the elderly

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Figure 35.1 Seborrheic keratoses: stuck-on, waxy, crumbling, hyperpigmented papules and plaques. Recognition and reassurance are all that is typically required when counseling patients. Although UV-induced signature mutations have been described…

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Rehabilitation in the elderly

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Figure 44.1 Older person with a high functional reserve who suffers a catastrophic illness. Figure 44.2 Person with a high functional reserve who suffers debilitating events but is able to…

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Musculoskeletal injuries in the elderly

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Figure 34.1 (A) Preoperative and (B) postoperative anteroposterior (AP) radiographs of a displaced periprosthetic fracture of the femur distal to a total hip replacement. The implant was stable in the…

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Eye problems of the aged

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Figure 39.1 Cross-section anatomy of the eye, orbit, and eyelids: (A, B) posterior lamellae of eyelid, (C) orbital septum, (D) orbital fat, (E) superior fornix and conjunctiva, (F) inferior fornix…

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Implications of an aging society

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Figure 53.1 Number of people aged 65 and over, by age group in selected years 1900–2010. Note: Data for 2020–2050 are projections of the population. Reference population: These data refer…

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Driving and the older adult

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Figure 51.1 Assessment of driving-related skills (ADReS). History The first step of a medical assessment for driving ability is a targeted history. Be alert for acute and chronic medical conditions,…

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Pressure ulcers

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Figure 36.1 New pressure ulcer conceptual framework (from Coleman et al., 2014). Because of the significant morbidity and mortality associated with pressure ulcers and because they are considered, for the…

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Human immunodeficiency virus in the elderly

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Figure 24.1 Estimated diagnoses of HIV infection by age, 2011, United States. Screening and diagnosis Missed opportunities for screening: is it HIV or is it aging? Detection of HIV infection…

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