Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual

Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual

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This manual gives step-by-step guidance on the evaluation and treatment of geriatric diseases and disorders. It covers incidence of disorders, diagnostic tests, associated diagnoses, clinical implications for mobility, and rehabilitation techniques. It offers a broad overview of the effects of aging on all body systems. Special geriatric considerations for laboratory assessment, thermoregulations, and pharmacology are also discussed. This manual is a resource for all training clinicians in geriatric care and is a quick-reference guide for students and practitioners in this fieldClinically, neuropathic fractures should be suspected in all patients with signs of inflammation in the absence of an open wound. ... The Carville group, of the G.W. Long Hansena#39;s Disease Center in Carville, LA, measured protective sensation using the Semmesa€“Weinstein monofilaments and found that ... Muscle strength should be tested in all lower extremity muscles using a graded manual muscle test.

Title:Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual
Author:Timothy L. Kauffman
Publisher:Elsevier Health Sciences - 2007


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