Oxford Assess and Progress: Clinical Medicine 3rd Edition

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Jun 172022
 

Maximise your exam success with this essential revision guide.

The third edition of Oxford Assess and Progress: Clinical Medicine features over 550 Single Best Answer questions. Packed with questions written by practicing clinicians and educators, this revision tool is an authoritative guide on core clinical topics and professional themes. Each question is accompanied by extensive feedback which explains not only the rationale of the correct answer, but why the other options are incorrect. Further reading resources and cross-references to the
Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine have been fully updated to expand your revision further.

Progess to exam success with the third edition of Oxford Assess and Progress: Clinical Medicine.

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Oxford Handbook of Geriatric Medicine 3e (Oxford Medical Handbooks) 3rd Edition

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May 312022
 

This new edition of the Oxford Handbook in Geriatric Medicine has been expanded and updated to reflect the substantial changes in clinical practice since the previous edition, including the Francis report and the impact on care for the older patient, the National Dementia Strategy and
screening, and the evolution of the role of Geriatricians in other specialities. It includes new material on risk scoring management of TIA, and a new chapter on the older surgical patient.

With an ageing population, geriatric medicine is increasingly central to emergency and internal medicine in hospital settings and in general practice. Diseases are more common in the older person, and can be particularly difficult to assess and to treat effectively in a field that has limited
evidence, yet makes up a substantial proportion of the work of most clinicians. Using clinical vignettes and how-to boxes to provide practical advice on common problems, this is a practical, accessible, and essential handbook for all medical staff who manage older patients.

Review

“The book gives a very good overview of the main and most common areas of elderly care … it has a really good, user-friendly layout and covers a wide range of conditions in a simplified way.” — BMA reviewing panel, BMA Medical Book Awards 2019

“… Packed with clinical tips and case examples to help put knowledge into practice, […] this comprehensive handbook is well worth the investment and lends itself to being used in day-to-day clinical practice.” — A Illsley, British Journal of Hospital Medicine

About the Author

Lesley K. BowkerConsultant in Older People’s Medicine; Clinical Skills Director and Honorary Professor, Norfolk and Norwich University Foundation Hospital; Norwich Medical School University of East Anglia, UK,James D. Price, Consultant in Geriatric and Acute General Medicine, Oxford University
Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK,Ku S. Shah, Consultant in Geriatric and Acute General Medicine, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK,Sarah C. Smith, Consultant in Geriatric and Acute General Medicine, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Dr Sarah Smith trained at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School in London, qualifying in 1994. She went on to do house jobs and an SHO rotation at her training hospital, which is where she developed an interest in geriatric medicine. After an ITU post in Brighton, she joined the SpR training scheme for
geriatrics and GIM in the Oxford region, completing in 2003. After maternity leave, Dr Smith was appointed as a part-time consultant in Community Geriatrics and GIM for the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals. Her area of special interest is stroke.

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Geriatric Medicine

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Mar 012021
 

This new edition of a critically-acclaimed text, completely revised and updated, offers practical and comprehensive coverage of the diseases, common problems, and medical care of older persons. Building on the third edition, this revision will present a new approach focusing on Evidence-Based Medicine, with new chapters including: Physiology of Aging, Clinical Strategies of Prescribing for Older Adults, Chronic Disease Management, Prevention, Doctor-Patient Communication Issues, Sources of Suffering in the Elderly, and many others. In addition, there will be a separate chapter on Evidence-Based Geriatrics, as well as sidebars in every chapter, where applicable, on Evidence-Based Medicine. This will be an all-encompassing, authoritative volume on geriatric medicine, needed more than ever because the over-80 population is the fastest growing age group in the country.
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Office Care Geriatrics

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Dec 052020
 

This practical, ready-access reference provides clinicians and students with evidence-based strategies for the care of older patients. The book is organized to yield quick answers to questions arising during the patient encounter. The contributors offer pragmatic management guidelines appropriate for the complexities of multiple problems and advanced age, and emphasize a disease management approach.
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Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine, 2 Volume Set, 4th Edition

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Nov 292020
 

The fourth edition of the highly acclaimed Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine provides an account of the fundamental changes associated with ageing, which are essential to our understanding and management of the elderly sick population. The title has been extensively revised and updates to reflect the enormous changes in treatment options and medical conditions emerged since publication of the third edition. Written by worldwide experts of international repute, this is the most up-to-date and comprehensive single reference source currently available.

Principles & Practice of Geriatric Medicine, Fourth Edition incorporates:
More than 30 new chapters, including:

Preventive geriatrics, Anorexia of Aging, Managements of Weight Loss, Dehydration, Vitamins and Minerals in the Elderly, Cancer and Aging, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Treatment of Behavioral Disorders, The Older Patient with Down’s Syndrome, Drug Abuse in Older People, Breast Cancer, Women’s health
A truly global perspective, including new chapter on:

Care of the elderly in Israel: old age in a young land, Geriatric Medicine in China, Geriatric medicine education in Europe, Geriatrics from the European Union Perspective, India, Day Hospitals, Perspectives from Latin America

The title will be indispensable for all those involved in the treatment of older patients:
Gerontologists to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in the field
General practitioners and specialists in health policy and community care, who increasingly have to deal with a significant number of older people.
Academic researchers in geriatric medicine, who are in need for an all encompassing reference work
Medical registrars (UK) / residents (US) in order to pass their exams
Teachers of Geriatric Medicine
Hospital libraries with increasing budgets to spend on much needed resource in this growing field.
Professionals within the pharmaceutical industry in order to monitor treatment options and new prescription developments.

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Geriatric Physical Therapy 2nd Edition

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Jul 102020
 

This valued resource for physical therapists provides a comprehensive overview of geriatric physical therapy for physical therapy students as well as practitioners. Thoroughly revised and updated, it provides the latest information on geriatric health care, such as managed care/Medicare/Medicaid, reimbursement issues, conservative pain management techniques, pharmacology, and new material on home care, osteoarthritis, nutrition, and family issues. It includes five new chapters: Ventilation and Respiratory Dysfunction in the Older Adult, Strength Training in the Elderly, Functional Training in the Community, Incontinence, and Prosthetics.* Shows application of concepts and encourage critical thinking by blending theory with real case examples. * Ensures compatibility of the text with the typical educational experience of the physical therapist and prepares the physical therapist for practice by using standard APTA terminology as expressed in the APTA document, A Description of Physical Therapist Patient Management, Parts I and II. * Gives student and clinician enough depth to understand processes and procedures, with its scientific approach and extensive referencing.
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Step-Up to Geriatrics (Step-Up Series) – September 2016 Release

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Mar 042020
 

Step-Up to Geriatrics provides a high-yield review of geriatric medicine for students taking a geriatric clerkship. Clinical pearls, clinical vignettes, full-color illustrations, and “Quick Hits” provide essential information in an efficient, easy-to-remember manner. Step-Up to Geriatrics delivers exactly what you need to know for exam prep and for practical use in the evaluation and treatment of older patients.

  • Comprehensive yet succinct coverage includes general topics related to care of the elderly; common syndromes, issues, and medical conditions; and end-of-life issues.
  • “Quick Hits” in the margins highlight highly testable topics.
  • Clinical pearls and vignettes help you “file away” clinical connections for handy retrieval at test time, and aid in the transition from basic science to clinical medicine.
  • A 100-question, clinically-oriented practice exam at the end of the book is an ideal self-assessment tool to prepare you for the questions you’ll be faced with in clinical practice.
  • More than 100 full-color photographs and line drawings illustrate key concepts throughout.
  • Easy-to-follow algorithms show examples of effective clinical reasoning.
  • Numerous charts, tables, graphs, and mnemonics aid visual learners and facilitate easy retention of essential material.
  • Bold terms point out key terminology for added emphasis.

Written for medical students, Step-Up to Geriatrics is also an ideal resource for residents on a geriatric rotation, geriatric fellows, or physicians seeking board certification or recertification, as well as PA and nurse practitioner students and professionals.

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Evidence-Based Geriatric Medicine: A Practical Clinical Guide

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Feb 252020
 

The latest addition to the Evidence-Based Book series, Evidence-Based Geriatric Medicine provides non-geriatrician clinicians an overview of key topics central to the care of the older patient. This guide focuses on the management of common problems in the elderly taking into account their life situations as well as treatment of specific conditions. Leading geriatricians with expertise in evidence-based medicine utilize the best available evidence and present this information in a concise, easy-to-use, question-based format. Evidence-Based Geriatric Medicine is a unique guide to the optimum management of older patients.

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Occupational Therapy for Older People

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Feb 172020
 

This book focuses on evidence-based occupational therapy in the care of older adults in different clinical settings, from home to acute hospital, from intensive care unit to rehabilitation centers and nursing homes. Occupational therapy has progressively developed as a new discipline aiming to improve the daily life of individuals of different ages, from children to older adults.
The book first reviews the interaction between occupational therapy and geriatrics and then discusses in depth how occupational therapy interventions are applied in the community, in the acute hospital and in the nursing home. It highlights the key role of occupational therapy in the management of frail patients, including critically ill older patients and persons with dementia, and describes in detail how to maintain occupational therapy interventions across different settings to avoid the fragmentation of care.

The ageing population requires new innovative approaches to improve the quality of life, and as such this book provides clinicians with handy, key information on how to implement occupational therapy in the daily clinical care of older adults based on the current scientific evidence.

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Aging in Comparative Perspective: Processes and Policies

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Nov 192019
 

This book examines the key aging processes in seven countries (United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, Japan, China, Nepal, and South Africa) and the main policies that have been, and are being, developed to deal with this rapid change in the demographic profile. It addresses the problems that are identified as well as the positive aspects of aging within each of these contrasting societies. Thus it makes a significant contribution to the major debates about growing old across the globe.
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