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Pathy / Finucane Geriatric Medicine

Problems and Practice

Softcover Nachdruck of the original 1. Auflage 1989, 383 Seiten, Kartoniert, Paperback, Format (B × H): 170 mm x 245 mm, Gewicht: 710 g
ISBN: 978-1-4471-1648-6
Verlag: Springer, Berlin

Pathy / Finucane Geriatric Medicine

Medical care of the elderly today challenges the practitioner to break away from narrow diagnostic labelling and view the whole picture of disease in old age. In an excellent problem-oriented approach, Geriatric Medicine offers a complete overview for practitioners. The main portion of the text deals with the common diseases of old age; important aspects such as physiology, demography, and health care delivery are discussed in separate chapters. Social and legal aspects in the major English-speaking countries receive adequate attention. All of the contributors have at some time been connected with the University Department of Geriatric Medicine in Cardiff and attest to a positive and dynamic approach in geriatric medicine, an approach that has international validity and relevance.



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'Section I. Ageing: An Overview.- 1 The Physiology of Ageing.- Cardiovascular Function.- Cardiac output; Blood pressure.- Respiratory Function.- Routine tests of lung function; Closing volumes; Defence mechanisms and the lung; Central control of respiration.- Renal Function.- Gastrointestinal Function.- Motility; Absorption; Liver; Exocrine pancreatic function; Glucose tolerance.- The Nervous System and Ageing.- The special senses; Cerebral function; Sleep; Peripheral nervous system.- Bone Mass.- Body Temperature Control.- Combating Physiological Decline.- 2 Demography and Epidemiology of Old Age.- Demography.- The Current Population Structure and Its Determinants.- Future trends.- The Distribution of Old People.- Future trends.- The Elderly Within the Community.- Epidemiology.- Population data; Mortality data; Morbidity data; Mortality; Future trends.- Section II. Clinical Problems in the Elderly.- 3 Headache and Facial Pain.- Headache.- Tension headache; "Vascular headaches"; Meningeal irritation; Raised intracranial pressure; Metabolic vasodilation; Drugs and toxins; Other causes.- Facial Pain.- Herpes zoster;Post-herpetic neuralgia; Trigeminal neuralgia; Glossopharyngeal neuralgia; Atypical facial neuralgia; Cluster headache; Tumours; Referred pain.- Clinical Evaluation.- Investigation.- 4 Chest Pain.- Central Chest Pain.- Myocardial ischaemia; Myocardial infarction; Pericarditis; Mitral valve prolapse; Acute aortic dissection; Aneurysm of the thoracic aorta; Pulmonary embolus; Oesophageal disorders; Mediastinal tumours; Acute mediastinitus Musculoskeletal disorders; Manubriosternal and xiphoid process syndromes; Psychogenic causes; Abdominal disorders.- Lateral Chest Pain.- Herpes zoster; Cervical spondylosis; Costochondritis; Trauma; Disorders of lungs and pleura; Spontaneous pneumothora.- Clinical Evaluation.- Management.- 5 Abdominal Pain.- Perception of Abdominal Pain.- Visceral pain; Parietal pain.- Acute Abdominal Pain.- Distension of a viscus; Intra-abdominal sepsis; Vascular disease; Miscellaneous causes.- Chronic Abdominal Pain.- Upper gastrointestinal tract disorders; Mesenteric ischaemia; Lower gastrointestinal disorders; Neuromuscular disorders; Miscellaneous causes.- Clinical Evaluation.- Further Investigation.- Blood count and blood viscosity; Blood biochemistry; Radiology; Ultrasonography and endoscopy.- Management.- 6 Musculoskeletal Pain.- Joint Disorders.- Osteoarthritis; Rheumatoid disease; Gout; Pseudogout; Seronegative spondyloarthritides; Infective arthritis; Haemarthrosis; Hypertrophic pulmonary osteoarthropathy.- Soft Tissue Pain.- Polymyalgia rheumatica; Frozen shoulder.- Bone Pain.- Paget's disease; Osteopenia; Osteomalacia; Bone tumours.- Clinical Evaluation.- Management.- Pain relief; Surgery; Rest and exercise; Aids; Counselling.- 7 Dyspnoea.- Lung Disease.- Pneumonia; Lung collapse; Pulmonary fibrosis; Pulmonary oedema; Pulmonary embolism.- Airways Disease.- Chronic obstructive airways disease; Bronchial asthma.- Disease of the Pleura.- Pleural effusions; Spontaneous pneumothora.- Chest Wall Disease.- Bone and joint disorders; Neuromuscular disorders.- Psychogenic Factors.- Anxiety.- Metabolic Acidosis.- Clinical Evaluation.- Further Investigation.- Chest radiology; Arterial blood gases; Respiratory function tests.- Management.- Oxygen therapy.- 8 Hypertension.- Complication of Hypertension.- Stroke; Myocardial infarction; Heart failure; Aortic aneurysm; Malignant phase hypertension; Renal disease.- Clinical Evaluation.- Further Investigation.- Management.- Non-drug treatment; Drug treatment.- 9 Lower Limb Oedema.- Anatomy and Physiology.- Local Disorders.- Dependent oedema; Vascular disorders; Popliteal (Baker's) cyst; Gastrocnemius rupture; Lymphoedema; Lipoedema; Infection.- Systemic Disorders.- Congestive cardiac failure; Hypoproteinaemic states; Thyroid dysfunction; Drugs; Exposure to extre


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