GERIATRICS

Cardiovascular Disease

Aug 25, 2017 by in GERIATRICS Comments Off on Cardiovascular Disease

Arterial structure and function Increased lumen size Increased wall thickness (intimal-media thickening) Increased calcification Increased tortuosity of large vessels Increased collagen cross-linking Degeneration and fragmentation of elastin Decreased endothelial function…

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Rheumatology

Aug 25, 2017 by in GERIATRICS Comments Off on Rheumatology

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017John R. Burton, Andrew G. Lee and Jane F. Potter (eds.)Geriatrics for Specialists10.1007/978-3-319-31831-8_20 20. Rheumatology Rebecca L. Manno1   and Jason E. Liebowitz2 (1) Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Johns Hopkins University, 5501 Hopkins…

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Urology

Aug 25, 2017 by in GERIATRICS Comments Off on Urology

Behavioral therapies  Timed voiding  Prompted toileting Assisted toileting Diet modification (avoid caffeine, alcohol, carbonation, etc.) Pelvic floor muscle exercises Urge suppression strategies Device therapies   Condom catheters (penile sheaths)  …

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Rehabilitation

Aug 25, 2017 by in GERIATRICS Comments Off on Rehabilitation

Fig. 17.1 A travel guide to patient-centered geriatric rehabilitation Meaningful goals anchor geriatric rehabilitation efforts. A shared, collaborative process among providers, patients, families, and their caregivers is mandatory and should…

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Frailty

Aug 25, 2017 by in GERIATRICS Comments Off on Frailty

Fig. 1.1 Two conceptualizations of frailty. (a) Phenotypic frailty. Phenotypic frailty is conceptualized as a clinical syndrome driven by age-related biologic changes that drive physical characteristics of frailty and eventually,…

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Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

Aug 25, 2017 by in GERIATRICS Comments Off on Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

Aspirin Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs Aminoglycosides Caffeine Heterocycline antidepressants 16.2.5 Cerumen Impaction Ear wax is normally produced by the lateral one-third of the external auditory canal. Ear wax is a mixture…

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Emergency Medicine

Aug 25, 2017 by in GERIATRICS Comments Off on Emergency Medicine

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017John R. Burton, Andrew G. Lee and Jane F. Potter (eds.)Geriatrics for Specialists10.1007/978-3-319-31831-8_11 11. Emergency Medicine Teresita M. Hogan1   and Thomas Spiegel2 (1) Department of Medicine, Section of Emergency Medicine, and Section of Geriatrics…

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Anesthesia for the Older Patient

Aug 25, 2017 by in GERIATRICS Comments Off on Anesthesia for the Older Patient

Drug Rationale Recommendation Quality of evidence Strength of recommendation Diphenhydramine, meclizine Clearance reduced, risk of confusion Avoid, except in for the use of diphenhydramine for allergic reaction Moderate Strong Atropine,…

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Screening Tools for Geriatric Assessment by Specialists

Aug 25, 2017 by in GERIATRICS Comments Off on Screening Tools for Geriatric Assessment by Specialists

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017John R. Burton, Andrew G. Lee and Jane F. Potter (eds.)Geriatrics for Specialists10.1007/978-3-319-31831-8_8 8. Screening Tools for Geriatric Assessment by Specialists John R. Burton1   and Jane F. Potter2 (1) The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center,…

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