1st Edition

Geriatric Medicine for Old-Age Psychiatrists

By Alistair Burns, Michael Horan Copyright 2006

    This up-to-date digest of current medical problems will aid the reader in interpretation of investigations, which are increasingly requested. It provides guidance for the first line of management of patients. It is written primarily by an experienced geriatrician, informed by an old-age psychiatrist; a unique combination of author perspectives that results in a valuable and insightful text.

    1. Introduction  2. Physical Examination  3. Investigations  4. Significance of Abnormal Investigations  5. Clinical Management  6. Vignettes  7. Doses and Regimes of Commonly Prescribed Drugs  8. Further Reading


    Alistair Burns, Michael Horan

    'This book could be a useful work of reference on wards and in day hospitals.' - Kalmen Kafetz, Age and Ageing 2006; 35: 454

    "This book provides an interesting view of geriatrics. It gives a distinctly U.K. perspective on medical decision-making in functionally incompetent patients in the clinical vignettes."

    "A number of tables detail useful differential diagnoses, red flags, and the approach to the sick older person. A chapter devoted to vignettes includes detailed and useful explanations of the points raised."

    Dr David O'Staats (Doody's Reviews, Aug 2006)