Rapid Review of Medicine in Old Age

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Medical knowledge and best practice are constantly evolving as new research and experience contribute to our understanding. While the authors have taken every effort to eliminate inaccuracies, readers are advised to consult the most current information available on procedures, products, dosages, and formulae. Drug licensing varies between countries; the information given in this book mainly reflects UK practice. Neither the Publisher nor the Authors assume any liability for any injury and/or damage to persons or property arising out of or related to any use of the material contained in this book. Acknowledgements The authors wish to thank the following for permission to reproduce photographs: Michael Richardson (Figure 57), University of Utah John Moran Eye Centre (Figure 26), Lithuanian Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics (Figure 16), and National CJD Surveillance Unit (Figure 22b).


Rapid Review of Medicine in Old Age

This book has two main purposes: formative case analysis and self-assessment of medicine in old age. It presents clinicians with a series of cases on which to base discussion of the investigation and management of patients. It also provides the trainee, or established doctor, with a medium to help prepare for post-graduate examinations and clinical practice.

The authors have chosen 109 cases, a total of 250 questions/answers, illustrated by color photographs, diagrams, and tables. The cases cover the main modes of presentation of acute illness in old age, such as fall, confusion, incontinence, weight loss and immobility, with examples from all the major systems. These illustrate the complexity of diagnosis and treatment of medical illness in frail older people and the need to think widely and laterally when caring for such patients.

The questions are mostly in best-of-five format to reflect the current style of multiple choice questions used in examination, though some are open questions as the basis for tutorials. Many of the clinical stems have been expanded to improve the educational function of the book and to test more rigorously the reader’s deductive thinking.

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