The Washington Manual Geriatrics Subspecialty Consult

The Washington Manual Geriatrics Subspecialty Consult

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This handbook is a practical guide for medical students, residents, and fellows treating older adults. It was prepared by residents and fellows in internal medicine, geriatrics, cardiology, ophthalmology, rheumatology, and urology, with faculty advisors from the Division of Nutrition and Aging. The authors provide a framework for approaching the important issues that arise in geriatrics and focus on key aspects of the evaluation and treatment of common geriatric disorders and consultations. Tables and appendices provide rapid point-of-care access to information such as cognitive and functional assessment tests and important drug interactions.Follow-up assessments should focus on continued investigation for underlying causes and monitoring the response to interventions. KEY POINTS TO ... The mnemonic MEALS ON WHEELS can help to recall the common causes of unintentional weight loss. a€c A focused ... St. Louis: Mosby, 2002:122a€“127. Huffman GB.

Title:The Washington Manual Geriatrics Subspecialty Consult
Author: Kyle Moylan, Tammy L. Lin
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins - 2004

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