Geriatric Rheumatology: A Comprehensive Approach by Anjali Desai, Raymond L. Yung (auth.), Yuri Nakasato,

By Anjali Desai, Raymond L. Yung (auth.), Yuri Nakasato, Raymond L. Yung (eds.)

The first publication devoted explicitly to the care of aged sufferers with rheumatic ailments, this complete source is a pragmatic consultant for navigating the scientific issues of those advanced sufferers. whereas sufferers over sixty five years of age contain approximately 15% of the inhabitants, they eat approximately 50% of rheumatology assets. This e-book provides present scientific practices with an eye fixed towards attaining economically sustainable versions of care. The world’s best experts have come jointly to hide the whole spectrum of rheumatic ailments, the immune process in getting older, and ultrasound evaluate and arthrocentesis. The ebook additionally addresses the milieu of co-morbidities that the clinician could come upon with an older sufferer, in addition to the accompanying issues approximately a number of pharmacologic treatments and drug interactions. Bringing in specialists from a big selection of subspecialties, the editors current the necessities of multidisciplinary care, an method that is the hallmark of geriatrics and which clearly interprets into the sphere of gerontorheumatology. Designed for basic care physicians and rheumatology experts, Geriatric Rheumatology is a useful consultant to taking good care of this quickly becoming sufferer population.

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