Brocklehurst's Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology - 7th Edition - ISBN: 9781416062318, 9781437720754

Brocklehurst's Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology

7th Edition

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Authors: Howard Fillit Kenneth Rockwood Kenneth Woodhouse
Hardcover ISBN: 9781416062318
eBook ISBN: 9781437720754
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 29th March 2010
Page Count: 1152
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Popular with generations of practitioners, Brocklehurst's Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology has been the definitive reference of choice in the field of geriatric care. The new 7th Edition, by Howard M. Fillit, MD, Kenneth Rockwood, MD, and Kenneth Woodhouse, carries on this tradition with an increased clinical focus and updated coverage to help you meet the unique challenges posed by this growing patient population. Consistent discussions of clinical manifestations, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and more make reference quick and easy, while over 255 illustrations compliment the text to help you find what you need on a given condition. Examples of the latest imaging studies depict the effects of aging on the brain, and new algorithms further streamline decision making. Expert Consult functionality—new to this edition—further enhances your reference power with convenient online access to the complete text and illustrations from the book.

Key Features

  • Emphasizes the clinical relevance of the latest scientific findings to help you easily apply the material to everyday practice.
  • Features consistent discussions of clinical manifestations, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and more that make reference quick and easy.
  • Includes over 255 illustrations—including algorithms, photographs, and tables—that compliment the text to help you find what you need on a given condition.
  • Provides summary boxes at the end of each chapter that highlight important points.

Details

No. of pages:
1152
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Saunders 2010
Published:
29th March 2010
Imprint:
Saunders
Hardcover ISBN:
9781416062318
eBook ISBN:
9781437720754

About the Authors

Howard Fillit

Howard Fillit, MD, is a geriatrician, neuroscientist, and innovative philanthropy executive, who has held faculty positions at The Rockefeller University, the SUNY-Stony Brook School of Medicine and the Cornell University School of Medicine. In 1987, he joined the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he is a clinical professor of geriatric medicine and palliative care, medicine and neuroscience. He has authored or co-authored more than 300 publications and is the senior editor of Brocklehurst's Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology. Dr. Fillit is the recipient of many awards and honors including the Rita Hayworth Award from the Alzheimer's Association. He is a fellow of the American Geriatrics Society, the American College of Physicians, the Gerontological Society of America and the New York Academy of Medicine. Dr. Fillit earned his bachelor of arts in neurobiology cum laude from Cornell University and his medical degree from the SUNY-Upstate Medical University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Founding Executive Director and Cheif Science Officer, Alzheimers Drug Discovery Foundation, Clinical Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Palliative Care and Neurosceicne, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York

Kenneth Rockwood

Dr. Kenneth Rockwood is a professor of medicine (geriatric medicine and community health & epidemiology) at Dalhousie, a Canadian Institutes of Health Research investigator and an active staff physician. He is also the Kathryn Allen Weldon Professor of Alzheimer Research at Dalhousie University. A native of Newfoundland, he received his MD from Memorial University, and completed internal medicine training at the University of Alberta and geriatric medicine at Dalhousie University. A leading authority on frailty, Dr. Rockwood has more than 400 peer-reviewed publications and nine books to his credit, including the eighth edition of the Brocklehurst’s Textbook of Geriatric Medicine & Gerontology. He is a member of the executive committee of the Canadian Collaboration on Neurodegeneration in Aging, and leads its Quality of Life theme, and The Knowledge Translation platform.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Geriatric Medicine & Neurology, Kathryn Allen Weldon Chair of Alzheimer Research, Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University; Consultant Physician, Department of Medicine, Nova Scotia Health Authority, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Honorary Professor of Geriatric Medicine, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

Kenneth Woodhouse

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Geriatric Medicine, Cardiff University, Department of Geriatric Medicine Academic Centre, Llandough, Wales, UK Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Vice Dean of Medicine, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK