Drugs for the Geriatric Patient

Drugs for the Geriatric Patient
Author: Ronald I. Shorr,Angela B. Hoth,Nathan Rawls
Publsiher: W B Saunders Company
Total Pages: 1363
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN: 9781416002086
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drugs for the Geriatric Patient Book Excerpt:

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.

Medication Related Falls in Older People

Medication Related Falls in Older People
Author: Allen R. Huang,Louise Mallet
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2016-07-25
ISBN: 3319323040
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medication Related Falls in Older People Book Excerpt:

Comprising a single repository of knowledge and scientific evidence in the field, this book provides strategies to mitigate fall risk by providing information on the complex interactions between aging processes, co-morbid conditions and prescribed medications in older patients. Geriatric health is becoming a more prominent issue as the population ages, and balancing the beneficial effects of medication against the potential and real side-effects in these patients involves a deliberate and thoughtful task: physiologic aging, the accumulation of co-morbidities, and the use of drugs to manage various conditions and symptoms generates a unique set of problems for each patient. Falls are a dreaded event in older people. The event can affect a person in a physical, and psychological manner, resulting in soft tissue and bony injury, fear of falling, and depression. The identification of and reduction in fall risks in older people is a worldwide concern, and reducing the incidence of falls is a ubiquitous quality measure of health care delivery. Heterogeneity amongst older people precludes a single solution. However, physicians and others involved in the care of geriatric patients will benefit from the presented insights into how medication use can be modified to limit its impact as a contributing factor.

Drugs for the Geriatric Patient E Book

Drugs for the Geriatric Patient E Book
Author: Ronald I. Shorr
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 1408
Release: 2007-04-11
ISBN: 1437710352
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drugs for the Geriatric Patient E Book Book Excerpt:

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.

Drugs and Nutrition in the Geriatric Patient

Drugs and Nutrition in the Geriatric Patient
Author: Daphne A. Roe
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 153
Release: 1984
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drugs and Nutrition in the Geriatric Patient Book Excerpt:

Abstract: Eight literature reviews concerning aspects of drug-nutrient interactions and elderly nutrition are presented for physicians and other health professionals involved with geriatric care. The reviews focus on the diets of the elderly, their intakes of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, and the interactive effects of aging, diet, and nutrition as factors which explain untoward effects of drugs in the elderly. Topics include: drug uses and food choices; food effects on drug absorption; nutritional status and drug disposition; drug-induced hypo- and hypercholesterolemia; drug-induced mineral depletion; adverse effects of over-the-counter drugs; and vitamin use and abuse. (wz).

Musculoskeletal Drug Therapy for Geriatric Patients

Musculoskeletal Drug Therapy for Geriatric Patients
Author: James W Cooper,Marie A. Chisholm
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 89
Release: 2000-07-10
ISBN: 9780789007896
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Musculoskeletal Drug Therapy for Geriatric Patients Book Excerpt:

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 the need for chronic prophylactic therapy in patients with gout or hyperuricemia Although none of these musculoskeletal diseases can yet be cured, effective drug therapy can keep them in check. Musculoskeletal Drug Therapy for Geriatric Patients will help you give your patients the most powerful new treatments with the fewest side effects, thereby improving their quality of life.

An Overview of Polypharmacy in Geriatric Patients

An Overview of Polypharmacy in Geriatric Patients
Author: Bilge Sözen Şahne
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medicine
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Overview of Polypharmacy in Geriatric Patients Book Excerpt:

Ageing causes a decrease in cognitive and physical abilities, thus making the elderly more sensitive and vulnerable. Besides, the elderly' living conidtions are greatly affected by various diseases and other health-related problems.As is known, a large number of medicines are used to treat the health-related problems in elderly. Multiple drug use can be named as polypharmacy, though many definitions for "polypharmacy" are available in the literature. Many studies are available to explain the situation of the polypharmacy. Furthermore, there are many studies that confirm the prevalence of polypharmacy in several countries such as Brazil, the Netherlands, Sweden and Singapore. Health professionals involve in different stages of the health care services from the prescription until the usage of the drugs. Especially, pharmacists have significant role in informing the patients about rational use of drugs. It is known that the metabolism in geriatric patients changes with ageing. Therefore, medications, particularly polypharmacy, can cause serious side effect in geriatric patients. However, effective communication between the pharmacists and the patient and reasonable intervention by the pharmacist could prevent the negative effects caused by medications. In addition, an ethical perspective is crucial for considering geriatric patients' benefit.

Handbook of Prescribing Medications for Geriatric Patients

Handbook of Prescribing Medications for Geriatric Patients
Author: Judith C. Ahronheim
Publsiher: Little Brown & Company
Total Pages: 465
Release: 1992
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Handbook of Geriatric Drug Therapy for Health Care Professionals

Handbook of Geriatric Drug Therapy for Health Care Professionals
Author: Edward D. Sumner
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 208
Release: 1983
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Nancy Caroline s Emergency Care in the Streets

Nancy Caroline s Emergency Care in the Streets
Author: Nancy Caroline,American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 1800
Release: 2010-08-10
ISBN: 076378172X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nancy Caroline s Emergency Care in the Streets Book Excerpt:

The impact that Dr. Caroline had on EMS and health care spanned across the U.S. and abroad. from establishing EMS systems to training paramedics, to providing better nourishment and health care for orphans, her work had a profound impact on humanity. Throughout her life, Dr. Caroline brought a sense of excitement, joy, and humor to her work. the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is proud to continue Dr. Caroline's legacy. Her sense of excitement and humor live on in this text, which is dedicated to her. This edition honors Dr. Caroline's work with a clear, fun, understandable writing st

Psychopharmacological Issues in Geriatrics

Psychopharmacological Issues in Geriatrics
Author: Unax Lertxundi,Juan Medrano,Rafael Hernández
Publsiher: Bentham Science Publishers
Total Pages: 343
Release: 2015-04-28
ISBN: 1681080346
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychopharmacological Issues in Geriatrics Book Excerpt:

Demographic changes due to improved life expectancy and access to medical care has increased the number of people aged 65 years and beyond. This raises an important new challenge for healthcare professionals. Changes in organ functions, homeostatic mechanisms and receptor responsiveness impair drug distribution, metabolism and excretion, and reduce the effectiveness of medicines among geriatric patients. As a consequence, management of medical regimens is much more challenging in the elderly than in younger adult patients. Elderly patients are also more susceptible than other age groups to certain drug-drug interactions, drug-disease interactions and adverse drug reactions owing to the number of drugs administered. Polypharmacy and potentially inappropriate medication is a common finding in the elderly healthcare and it is considered a public health issue related to morbidity, mortality and health care resource use. Psychopharmacological Issues in Geriatrics can be regarded as a ‘pharmacovigilance’ manual for elderly patients as it presents recommendations for geriatric prescription with specific considerations. The book also provides a comprehensive review of specific classes of psychopharmacological agents used to treat geriatric patients, including antipsychotics, anxiolytics, hypnotics and mood stabilizers. The book is intended as a handbook for general medical and nursing practitioners.

Drugs and the Elderly

Drugs and the Elderly
Author: David M. Petersen,Frank J. Whittington,Barbara Payne
Publsiher: Charles C Thomas Pub Limited
Total Pages: 255
Release: 1979
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Promoting Health and Wellness in the Geriatric Patient An Issue of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America E Book

Promoting Health and Wellness in the Geriatric Patient  An Issue of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America  E Book
Author: David A. Soto-Quijano
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-10-25
ISBN: 0323548989
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Promoting Health and Wellness in the Geriatric Patient An Issue of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America E Book Book Excerpt:

This issue of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics, edited by Dr. David A. Soto-Quijano, will cover the Promotion of Health and Wellness in the Geriatric Patient. Topics discussed in the volume include, but are not limited to: Benefits of Exercise in the Older Population; Alternative Exercise Modalities and Its Effect in Older Populations; Neurocognitive Decline of the Elder Patient; Effects of Spirituality in the Quality of Life of the Elderly; Clinical Pharmacology and the Risks of Polypharmacy in the Geriatric Patient; The Competitive Senior Athlete; Rehabilitation Needs of the Elderly patient with Cancer; and Aging with Spinal Cord Injury, among others.

Implant Therapy in the Geriatric Patient

Implant Therapy in the Geriatric Patient
Author: Daniel Wismeijer,Stephen Chen,Daniel Buser
Publsiher: Quintessenz Verlag
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2019-09-16
ISBN: 3868673717
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Implant Therapy in the Geriatric Patient Book Excerpt:

After a very successful series of eight previous treatment guides, it seems logical to think about our patients as they grow older and may become frail and more dependent on care. Volume 9 of the ITI Treatment Guide attests to the ITI's holistic approach to implant dentistry and to its professional responsibility for patients who have aged with implant-supported restorations in place, as well as for patients at a more advanced age who, until late in life, can benefit from the progress we have made in terms of the materials and techniques that present-day implant dentistry has to offer. The ITI Treatment Guide series is a compendium of evidence-based implant-therapy techniques and procedures for daily practice. Written by renowned clinicians and supported by contributions from expert practitioners, the ITI Treatment Guides provide a comprehensive overview of various clinical options. The management of different clinical situations is discussed with an emphasis on sound diagnostics, evidencebased treatment concepts, and predictable treatment outcomes with minimal risk to the patient.

Drugs and the Elderly

Drugs and the Elderly
Author: Charlotte Kenton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 35
Release: 1985
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Aged
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Drugs and the Elderly

Drugs and the Elderly
Author: Richard H. Davis,William K. Smith
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 92
Release: 1974
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Drug abuse
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Drugs and the Elderly

Drugs and the Elderly
Author: Charlotte Kenton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 18
Release: 1980
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Drugs and the aged
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Gerontokinetics

Gerontokinetics
Author: Wolfgang A. Ritschel
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 114
Release: 1988-12-15
ISBN: 9780936923154
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gerontokinetics Book Excerpt:

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.

Disposition of Drugs in Geriatric Patients

Disposition of Drugs in Geriatric Patients
Author: W.A. Ritschel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1980
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Handbook of Commonly Prescribed Geriatric Drugs

Handbook of Commonly Prescribed Geriatric Drugs
Author: G. John DiGregorio,Edward J. Barbieri,Michael C. Kennedy,Andrew P. Ferko
Publsiher: Medical Surveillance
Total Pages: 334
Release: 1993-04
ISBN: 9780942447019
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics 7 E

Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics 7 E
Author: Robert Kane,Joseph G. Ouslander,Itamar Abrass,Barbara Resnick
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2013-07-22
ISBN: 0071792198
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics 7 E Book Excerpt:

An engaging introductory guide to the core topics in geriatric medicine “This is a valuable reference for those treating geriatric patients, providing well-reasoned expectations. It offers a common-sense approach in a medical system that is oriented to procedure numbers rather than focused on what a rational outcome is. Medicine owes a debt of gratitude to the authors of this work.” --Doody’s Review Service For nearly three decades, the goal of Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics has remained unchanged: to help clinicians do a better job of caring for their older patients. You will find thorough and authoritative coverage of all the important issues in geriatrics, along with concise, practical guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of the diseases and disorders most commonly encountered in an elderly patient. Features: A strong focus on the field’s must-know concepts, from the nature of clinical aging to differential diagnosis of important geriatric syndromes to drug therapy and health services Numerous tables and figures that summarize conditions, values, mechanisms, therapeutics, and more Thorough coverage of preventive services and disease screening An appendix of Internet resources on geriatrics Recognizing the reality that medical issues interact with other social and environmental issues, Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics includes chapters on Health Services, Nursing Home Care, Ethical Issues in the Care of Older Persons, and Palliative Care. You will also find chapters on the differential diagnosis and management of confusion, depression, incontinence, falls, and immobility and general management strategies on cardiovascular disorders, decreased vitality, and sensory impairment. There is no better resource to help you effectively address the challenges faced by the upcoming "grey tsunami" than Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics.