Prescribing for Elderly Patients

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

Editor(s): Stephen Jackson, Paul Jansen, Arduino Mangoni

Published Online: 2 APR 2009

Print ISBN: 9780470024287

Online ISBN: 9780470017975

DOI: 10.1002/9780470017975

About this Book

  • A guide for doctors to quickly choose the right drugs in the right dose for the most important clinical problems in the elderly
  • Prescribing medications for elderly patients is complex - this book gives clear advice on treatment regimes, drug interactions, adverse effects, and recommended dose changes
  • Provides practical help with the problems that can arise in reaching an accurate diagnosis in the elderly, recommends clear treatment options, lists key drug interactions and side effects, and advises when to amend doses

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 1

      Clinical Pharmacology of Ageing (pages 1–12)

      Arduino Mangoni, Paul Jansen and Stephen Jackson

    3. Chapter 6

      Stroke (pages 53–62)

      Joseph A. Harbison and Gary A. Ford

    4. Chapter 9

      Epilepsy (pages 83–90)

      John O. Willoughby, Joseph Frasca and Emma M. Whitham

    5. Chapter 10

      Hypertension (pages 91–100)

      Sanjeev Khindri and Stephen Jackson

    6. Chapter 28

      Lower Gastrointestinal Disorders (pages 301–320)

      Daniel L. Worthley, Graeme P. Young and Robert J. Fraser

    7. Chapter 34

      Benign Gynaecological Disorders (pages 367–379)

      Maria Vella, James Balmforth and Linda Cardozo

    8. Chapter 39

      Drugs and Falls (pages 429–434)

      Nathalie van der Velde and Tischa J. M. van der Cammen

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