Drugs for the Geriatric Patient Book

Drugs for the Geriatric Patient


  • Author : Ronald I. Shorr
  • Publisher : W B Saunders Company
  • Release Date : 2007-01-01
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 1363
  • ISBN 10 : 1416002081

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Drugs for the Geriatric Patient Book Description :

This user-friendly, comprehensive drug reference - available in print and electronically for handheld, point-of-care usage -provides clinical information on more than 1000 drugs and their use in geriatric patients. In addition to dosage information and clinical indications, this reference also addresses the challenging issues of drug-drug and drug-disease interactions, polypharmacy, toxicity, compromised renal and hepatic function, withdrawal events, and more. Useful summary sections provide 1at a glance' conclusions, recommendations and clinical pearls. Quarterly updates to the handheld version ensure up-to-date access to the latest drug information and indications in the geriatric patient. Get comprehensive guidance on all the drugs you could conceivably encounter in treating the geriatric patient. Better serve your geriatric patients with dosage and usage guidelines developed specifically for them. Stay on top of all the latest drug information, including dosage updates and new drugs being released with frequent updates to the PDA version. Find information quickly using the practical, clinically-focused, full-color format.

Drugs for the Geriatric Patient E Book Book

Drugs for the Geriatric Patient E Book


  • Author : Ronald I. Shorr
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2007-04-11
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 1408
  • ISBN 10 : 9781437710359

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Drugs for the Geriatric Patient E Book Book Description :

This user-friendly, comprehensive drug reference, point-of-care usage -provides clinical information on more than 1000 drugs and their use in geriatric patients. In addition to dosage information and clinical indications, this reference also addresses the challenging issues of drug-drug and drug-disease interactions, polypharmacy, toxicity, compromised renal and hepatic function, withdrawal events, and more. Useful summary sections provide ‘at a glance' conclusions, recommendations and clinical pearls. Get comprehensive guidance on all the drugs you could conceivably encounter in treating the geriatric patient. Better serve your geriatric patients with dosage and usage guidelines developed specifically for them. Find information quickly using the practical, clinically-focused, full-color format.

Challenges in Elder Care Book

Challenges in Elder Care


  • Author : Edward T. Zawada Jr.
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2016-10-12
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 118
  • ISBN 10 : 9789535126645

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Challenges in Elder Care Book Description :

This work is intended as a brief but focused compilation to assist with diagnosis and management of the most common serious medical problems in the rapidly growing geriatric population. The geriatric population recently expanded by the fact that the baby boomers have reached the milestone of 65 years of age in the past 5 years. Tips for diagnosis, medication administration, and logistics of cost-effective management in the health-care continuum are presented in this book. The latter often consists of a journey from home to medical office to emergency room to hospital bed to intensive care unit to long-term acute care hospital to skilled nursing facility to long-term residential facility and/or back home, which is also reviewed in the book Geriatrics.

Prescribing for Elderly Patients Book

Prescribing for Elderly Patients


  • Author : Stephen Jackson
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2009-04-22
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 552
  • ISBN 10 : 0470024291

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Prescribing for Elderly Patients Book Description :

A guide for doctors to quickly choose the right drugs in the right dose for the most important clinical problems in the elderly Prescribing medications for elderly patients is complex - this book gives clear advice on treatment regimes, drug interactions, adverse effects, and recommended dose changes Provides practical help with the problems that can arise in reaching an accurate diagnosis in the elderly, recommends clear treatment options, lists key drug interactions and side effects, and advises when to amend doses

Drug Related Problems in Geriatric Nursing Home Patients Book

Drug Related Problems in Geriatric Nursing Home Patients


  • Author : James W Cooper
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 1991-06-12
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN 10 : 1560240865

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Drug Related Problems in Geriatric Nursing Home Patients Book Description :

Medication mishaps can and do happen in nursing homes. This highly important new book focuses on the scope of drug-related problems (DRP) of misuse and adverse reaction to medications in the nursing home environment. Experts provide practical methods for detecting DRPs, they explain a systematic approach to preventing DRPs, and they document the magnitude of DRPs in the long term care setting. Each chapter of this timely book deals with a different type of drug-related problem and includes operational definitions, prevalence of the problem, and the actions needed to detect and minimize risk and prevent recurrence. A checklist at the end of each chapter aids readers in assessing specific problems in nursing homes, home health care, day care settings, and other locations in which medications are given to the elderly. Illustrative case examples are used throughout the text. With an emphasis on awareness and change, Drug-Related Problems in Geriatric Nursing Home Patients will be invaluable for pharmacists, physicians, and nurses who work in long term care; health care planners who need to be cognizant of the scope and magnitude of medication mishaps in the nursing home; administrators who are ultimately responsible for such problems. Students and educators will find the information, and especially the checklists, timely and practical.

Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychopharmacology  Second Edition Book

Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychopharmacology Second Edition


  • Author : Sandra A. Jacobson, M.D.
  • Publisher : American Psychiatric Pub
  • Release Date : 2014-02-12
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 536
  • ISBN 10 : 9781585624546

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Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychopharmacology Second Edition Book Description :

Preceded by Clinical manual of geriatric psychopharmacology / Sandra A. Jacobson, Ronald W. Pies, Ira R. Katz. 2007.

Gerontokinetics Book

Gerontokinetics


  • Author : Wolfgang A. Ritschel
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 1988-12-15
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 114
  • ISBN 10 : 0936923156

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Gerontokinetics Book Description :

Gerontokinetics: Pharmacokinetics of Drugs in the Elderly is concerned with the complex processes of how the body handles drugs. After dealing with changes in the anatomy and physiology of the human body with increasing age, the pharmacokinetics of drugs in the elderly is discussed. In particular, five processes are discussed: liberation, absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination. Finally, guidelines are given for the health care practitioner in evaluating pharmacokinetics in geriatric patients as well as the principles behind dosage adjustment in the aged. More than half the book is devoted to a listing of the pharmacokinetic parameters of drugs which have been studied in the elderly. This volume will be of interest to anyone involved in geriatric medicine or in clinical pharmacokinetics.

Drug Therapy for the Elderly Book

Drug Therapy for the Elderly


  • Author : Martin Wehling
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-08-17
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN 10 : 9783709109120

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Drug Therapy for the Elderly Book Description :

With people aged 65 years and older currently making up the fastest growing age group throughout the world, the demographic revolution of an aging society will inevitably lead to increased pressure to develop a rationalistic and age-tailored process of diagnosis and treatment among the elderly. As aging people often suffer from several chronic diseases and are being treated with multiple medications concurrently, unwanted drug interactions occur more frequently. Whereas recent approaches have recommended to remove particular drugs from the medication regimen to avoid adverse effects, Drug Therapy for the Elderly underlines both indispensable and dispensable elements of drug treatment in order to provide an overall assessment of drugs suitable for the aged. In view of the multimorbidity and polypharmacy situations experienced by elderly patients, this book takes into account the special needs and requirements shown by this group, thus serving as a timely reference for physicians who treat the elderly.

Musculoskeletal Drug Therapy for Geriatric Patients Book

Musculoskeletal Drug Therapy for Geriatric Patients


  • Author : James W Cooper
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2000-07-10
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 89
  • ISBN 10 : 0789007894

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Musculoskeletal Drug Therapy for Geriatric Patients Book Description :

How can we safely and effectively treat musculoskeletal disorders in this fast-growing population? Musculoskeletal Drug Therapy for Geriatric Patients is an essential reference for pharmacists, physicians, and nurses who plan treatment for elderly patients suffering from post-menopausal osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout or hyperuricemia. The medical cost of these common ailments is staggering: osteoporosis alone causes more than 1.5 million fractures each year with annual costs to the health system of approximately $14 billion. The human cost--in pain, disfigurement, restricted movement, and lost work--is incalculable. Today pioneering research is being done, and new drugs have become available to alleviate patients’suffering. Musculoskeletal Drug Therapy for Geriatric Patients offers detailed discussions of the newest drug treatments and recent findings on older medications. For example, many authorities agree that acetominophen should be frontline therapy of degenerative arthritis in the elderly, yet the most common adverse drug reaction of geriatric patients in long-term care is for NSAID gastropathy. This book suggests safer options, including the newest COX-2 inhibitors and disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs. Musculoskeletal Drug Therapy for Geriatric Patients offers clear strategies for the assessment and treatment of these painful, debilitating disorders in the elderly. Including tables and charts that comprehensively list test results, Musculoskeletal Drug Therapy for Geriatric Patients provides solid advice on the issues of medical management of these common diseases. This valuable book examines specific issues, including: the newest COX-2 inhibitors and how they work the evaluation, diagnosis, and management of osteoporosis osteoarthritis and its drug therapy a scholarly assessment of geriatric rheumatoid arthritis and its treatment. dosage, contraindications, and possible negative effects of various medications determining

Gerontology Book

Gerontology


  • Author : Grazia D’Onofrio
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2018-07-04
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789232523

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Gerontology Book Description :

Aging well and actively is the real objective of human being. This book is an up-to-date and realistic view on physiopathological mechanisms of aging and age-related diseases. The book includes topical contributions from multiple disciplines to support the fundamental goals of extending active life and enhancing its quality.

Developing Drug Products in an Aging Society Book
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Developing Drug Products in an Aging Society


  • Author : Sven Stegemann
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-10-20
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 771
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319430997

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Developing Drug Products in an Aging Society Book Description :

This book aims to address the major aspects of future drug product development and therapy for older adults, giving practical guidance for the rational product and clinical development and prescribing of drug products to this ever growing segment of the population. With authors coming from key “aging” markets such as Europe, the USA, China and Japan, the book will provide valuable information for students, scientists, regulators, practitioners, and other healthcare professionals from academia, industry and regulatory bodies.

Clinical Geriatric Psychopharmacology Book

Clinical Geriatric Psychopharmacology


  • Author : Carl Salzman
  • Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 696
  • ISBN 10 : 078174380X

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Clinical Geriatric Psychopharmacology Book Description :

Thoroughly updated for its Fourth Edition, this volume is the most authoritative clinical reference on the pharmacologic treatment of psychiatric disorders in elderly patients. This edition provides complete information on new psychotropic drugs, new uses for established drugs, and clinically relevant advances in the neurosciences. Four new chapters cover genes, pharmacokinetics, and their impact on prescribing; new cognitive-enhancing strategies and drugs; late-life depression and physical illness; and depression and cardiac disease in late life. The book offers detailed guidelines—including drug names, dosages, and prescribing recommendations—for pharmacologic treatment of specific disorders. Chapters include clinical vignettes and tables presenting current clinical trial data. Appendices provide succinct information on prescribing and drug interactions.

Anxiety Disorders Book

Anxiety Disorders


  • Author : John Vanin
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2008-06-19
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN 10 : 1597452637

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Anxiety Disorders Book Description :

This pocket guide is designed to help the primary care practitioner recognize, diagnose, and manage anxiety disorders in a busy clinical practice. It presents an easy-to-follow, step-by-step approach, and offers practical points based on both real patient-care experience and review of current medical literature. The guide includes helpful chapters on psychopharmacology, psychopharmacotherapy, and psychologic treatment for the anxiety disorders.

Geriatric Physical Therapy   eBook Book

Geriatric Physical Therapy eBook


  • Author : Andrew A. Guccione
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2011-03-07
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323072410

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Geriatric Physical Therapy eBook Book Description :

Geriatric Physical Therapy offers a comprehensive presentation of geriatric physical therapy science and practice. Thoroughly revised and updated, editors Andrew Guccione, Rita Wong, and Dale Avers and their contributors provide current information on aging-related changes in function, the impact of these changes on patient examination and evaluation, and intervention approaches that maximize optimal aging. Chapters emphasize evidence-based content that clinicians can use throughout the patient management process. Six new chapters include: Exercise Prescription, Older Adults and Their Families, Impaired Joint Mobility, Impaired Motor Control, Home-based Service Delivery, and Hospice and End of Life. Clinically accurate and relevant while at the same time exploring theory and rationale for evidence-based practice, it’s perfect for students and practicing clinicians. It’s also an excellent study aid for the Geriatric Physical Therapy Specialization exam. Comprehensive coverage provides all the foundational knowledge needed for effective management of geriatric disorders. Content is written and reviewed by leading experts in the field to ensure information is authoritative, comprehensive, current, and clinically accurate. A highly readable writing style and consistent organization make it easy to understand difficult concepts. Tables and boxes organize and summarize important information and highlight key points for quick reference. A well-referenced and scientific approach provides the depth to understand processes and procedures. Theory mixed with real case examples show how concepts apply to practice and help you enhance clinical decision-making skills. Standard APTA terminology familiarizes you with terms used in practice. A new chapter, Exercise Prescription, highlights evidence-based exercise prescription and the role of physical activity and exercise on the aging process. A new chapter, Older Adults and Their Families, helps physical therapists understand th

Polypharmacy  An Issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine   E Book Book

Polypharmacy An Issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine E Book


  • Author : Holly Holmes
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2012-04-30
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 960
  • ISBN 10 : 9781455744046

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Polypharmacy An Issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine E Book Book Description :

With the use of multiple medications in the elderly patient comes the risk of drug-related problems. This issue covers polypharmacy in the elderly patient with topics that include: The Interplay between Polypharmacy, Geriatric Conditions, and Adverse Drug Reactions, Factors Leading to Excessive Polypharmacy, Clinical Practice Guidelines for Chronic Diseases and How They Contribute to Polypharmacy, Polypharmacy in Nursing Home Residents, Psychotropic Polypharmacy, Deprescribing Trials: Methods to Reduce Polypharmacy and the Impact on Prescribing and Clinical Outcomes, Ethical Framework for Medication Discontinuation in Nursing Home Residents with Limited Life Expectancy, Pharmacokinetics in the Elderly and the Interaction with Polypharmacy, Medication Adherence to Multi-drug Regimens, Improvements in Electronic Prescribing to Reduce Inappropriate Medication Use and Polypharmacy, and Tools to Decrease Polypharmacy.

Reviewing an elderly patient s medications Book

Reviewing an elderly patient s medications


  • Author : Sics Editore
  • Publisher : SICS Editore
  • Release Date : 2014-10-01
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9788869304682

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Reviewing an elderly patient s medications Book Description :

Medication review is the starting point for comprehensive rehabilitation of an elderly person in order to support physical or mental functional capacity.An elderly patient appreciates a clear diagnosis and an approach where the doctor both listens and discusses the matter before starting or reducing medication – this will also improve patient compliance. An improved quality of life as the aim of medication is emphasized in elderly patients. Problems encountered include both underuse, which is often associated with underdiagnosis (e.g. memory diseases, heart disease, disease prophylaxis, pain), and inappropriate medication (medication without a clear indication, or a drug for which the risk of adverse events outweighs the clinical benefit). It must be borne in mind that some of the patient’s symptoms may not be due to an illness but are an adverse effect of a medicine. Some medicines may often cause adverse effects in elderly patients (e.g. long-acting benzodiazepines, antipsychotic drugs, anticholinergic drugs, oral antidiabetic drugs and anti-inflammatory analgesics). The possibility of dehydration and undernourishment should be remembered both in patients living at home and those living in a care facility. Sufficient intake of protein from food is of particular importance for drug metabolism. Protein malnutrition and vitamin deficiencies develop easily and insidiously in elderly persons .