Acute Geriatric Care

Jochanan E. Naschitz
The Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel and Geriatric Medical Center, Baitbalev, Nesher, Israel

Yitshal N. Berner
Tel Aviv University, Israel

Series: Aging Issues, Health and Financial Alternatives, Health Care Issues, Costs and Access
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Volume 10

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Volume 2

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Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick

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During the last decades as the population has become older, the demand for acute hospital care for elderly people has increased and gerontologically adjusted services have become the norm for the highest standard of care. Compared with younger adults, elderly patients have more severe illnesses, including worsened functional impairment and more frequent and longer hospitalizations. Additionally, diagnosis is often challenging because clinical presentations of common disorders may often be atypical in the elderly. When prescribing medications, physicians have to take into account the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic changes observed with aging. This book fills the gap in the literature available on acute geriatric care. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

I. Introduction to acute geriatric care

III. Geriatric syndromes

IV. Management of infectious diseases

V. Other disorders frequently encountered in acute geriatric care

VI. Miscellanea

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