Pathy’s PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF GERIATRIC MEDICINE
The latest edition of the gold standard in geriatric medicine references
Pathy’s Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine, Sixth Edition delivers a comprehensive overview of the subject, offering up-to-date, evidence-based, information about the many, and varied, problems suffered by ageing patients.
In this latest edition, the authors take a refreshed approach to the material by rigorously applying the latest scientific research to clinical practice and increasing the use of visual examples, algorithms, and clinical practice points. Thoroughly updated throughout, the chapters give readers a truly global perspective on geriatric medicine that reflect the most recent changes in treatment options and medical conditions.
In addition to new chapters on a range of recent and emerging topics, clinical practice points, and visual evidence—including MRI scans—the book also offers a:
• Thorough introduction to relevant biological, social, and community perspectives on caring for mature and ageing patients, as well as medicine prescribing for older patients
• Comprehensive exploration of eating disorders that commonly occur in the aged and how to maximize the nutritional health of ageing patients
• Practical discussions of haematological and cardiovascular disorders and diseases in ageing patients
• In-depth examination of special issues in elder care, including elder abuse, alcoholism and substance abuse, transportation issues, and end-of-life care
Perfect for all clinicians working with mature patients, Pathy’s Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine will also continue to earn a place in the libraries of allied healthcare workers with ageing patients and clients.
• Alan J. Sinclair is Director of the Foundation for Diabetes Research in Older People (fDROP) and has led several global initiatives on diabetes in older people. He regularly provides advice on diabetes and clinical gerontology to the Department of Health, Association of British Clinical Diabetologists, Diabetes UK, and to the WHO as an expert in ageing and in frailty.
• John E. Morley is Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, USA.
• Bruno Vellas is Head of the Toulouse Gerontopole, Head of the Department of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at Toulouse University Hospital, and Head of the Alzheimer Disease Clinical Research Centre, University of Toulouse and a member of INSERM (National Institute of Medical Research) 1295 Maintain Team, France.
• Matteo Cesari is Associate Professor of Geriatrics at the University of Milano and Head of the Geriatric Unit at the IRCCS Istituti Clinici Scientifici Maugeri, Italy.
• Medha Munshi is Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Director of the Joslin Geriatric Diabetes Program, and Geriatrician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, USA.