Management of Medical Problems in Adults with Neurologic Disabilities
By (author) Adrian Cristian
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Management of Medical Problems in Adults with Neurologic Disabilities by Adrian Cristian
Book DescriptionAs a result of advances in modern medicine and public health, adults with neurologic disabilities are living longer and often very productive lives. Because of this increased longevity, however, these patients often have secondary medical issues related to the aging process. For example, the management of hypertension, obesity, and diabetes are quite different in spinal cord injury, brain injury, and multiple sclerosis patients than in the standard treatments for typical patients."Management of Medical Problems in Adults with Neurologic Disabilities" provides a reference that busy clinicians can refer to in the daily management of the diverse medical problems faced by those living with neurologic disabilities. The chapters have been selected based on the most common medical problems and health care issues that clinicians face daily, with each covering basic information about pertinent anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, patient assessment, and practical treatment advice. With an emphasis on algorithms, clinical pearls, and guidelines, this concise and portable book is an essential means of quick reference for all physicians managing patients aging with neurologic disabilities.Special features of this unique handbook include: alphabetically-listed chapters, facilitating quick reference; discussion of management strategies for each medical issue, including pharmacological, non-pharmacological and surgical options; inclusion of pediatric issues where appropriate; contributions from the diverse fields of neurology, PM&R, orthopedics, psychiatry, and internal medicine; and, an emphasis on patient education and patient safety throughout all chapters.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781933864457
(249mm x 175mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Demos Medical Publishing
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Adrian Cristian
Patient Safety in Rehabilitation Medicine, an Issue of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics, Hardback (July 2012)
As the number of individuals undergoing rehabilitation medicine in a variety of rehabilitation settings increases, more and more patient safety concerns are being raised. This title intends to provide the reader with a foundation on the topic of patient safety as it applies to the practice of rehabilitation medicine.
Fatigue, an Issue of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics, Hardback (July 2009)
Fatigue is a common complaint in people living with physical disabilities. This book covers physiology, assessment, presentation and treatment of fatigue in adults with various disorders such as multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, acquired brain injury, rheumatological disorders, and cardiopulmonary disorders.
Lower Limb Amputation, Paperback (September 2005)» View all books by Adrian Cristian
Lower limb amputation is relatively common and has a profound impact on a person's life, regardless of the cause. This book provides the practical knowledge needed to cope with the life changes caused by lower limb amputation. It demystifies the medical process and technical jargon by using plain, easily understandable language.
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Author Biography - Adrian Cristian
Adrian Cristian, MD, is Chief of Rehabilitation Medicine, James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
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