The leading reference in the field of geriatric care, Brocklehursts Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, 8th Edition, by Drs. Howard M. Fillit, Kenneth Rockwood, and John B. Young, provides a contemporary, global perspective on topics of importance to todays gerontologists, internal medicine physicians, and family doctors. An increased focus on frailty, along with coverage of key issues in gerontology, disease-specific geriatrics, and complex syndromes specific to the elderly, makes this 8th Edition the reference youll turn to in order to 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.
More than 250 figures, including algorithms, photographs, and tables, complement the text and help you find what you need on a given condition.
Clinical relevance of the latest scientific findings helps you easily apply the material to everyday practice.
New To This Edition:
A new chapter on frailty, plus an emphasis on frailty throughout the book, addresses the complex medical and social issues that affect care, and the specific knowledge and skills essential for meeting your patients complex needs.
New content brings you up to date with information on gerontechnology, emergency and pre-hospital care, HIV and aging, intensive treatment of older adults, telemedicine, the built environment, and transcultural geriatrics.
New editor Professor John Young brings a fresh perspective and unique expertise to this edition.
· Provides comprehensive coverage from diagnosis and clinical evaluation of pulmonary hypertension to imaging techniques, disorders and treatment
· Includes new chapters on right ventricular biology, drug, non-drug therapy and trial design, classification, lung transplantation, pulmonary vascular tumors, pediatrics and phenotyping
· Contains a wealth of detail on the latest developments from global experts and key opinion leaders
· Elucidates challenging concepts with useful illustrations now in full color throughout the book
· Distills and highlights extensive reference material for the clinician
Pulmonary Circulation provides physicians with a better understanding of the structure, function and pathophysiology of the pulmonary circulation. It provides comprehensive coverage from diagnosis and clinical evaluation of patients with pulmonary hypertension to imaging techniques, disorders and treatment.
This new edition incorporates the latest clinical, pathophysiological and pathological research on pulmonary circulatory disorders. In particular, it provides greater emphasis on the role of the right ventricle in pulmonary vascular disease, updated knowledge on pathobiology and genetics, and includes new material related to imaging and other diagnostic modalities.
This edition also reflects new classifications and all the recommendations from the 2013 World Conference on Pulmonary Circulation as well as current guidelines from the European Society of Cardiology and the European Respiratory Society.
Thoroughly updated to keep up with the brisk pace of discovery and emerging therapies, the book remains an essential resource by providing a balance between scientific review and clinically relevant guidelines for the busy practicing physician.