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Infection Management For Geriatrics In Long Term Care Facilities Second Edition

Author : Thomas T. Yoshikawa
ISBN : 1420021117
Genre : Medical
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Offering an authoritative overview of all infection management protocols currently utilized by infectious disease specialists, geriatricians, and infection control practitioners, this Second Edition examines current strategies to diagnose, treat, control, and prevent common infectious diseases in long-term care geriatric facilities. Covering a wide range of infectious conditions, this source presents new chapters on conjunctivitis, otitis, sinusitis, HIV, SARS, and the West Nile Virus.

Aging And Age Related Diseases

Author : Michał Karasek
ISBN : 1594544263
Genre : Medical
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Ageing has become a great problem for many countries. Due to world-wide life prolongation the number of people over 6o years old has grown rapidly into a ten percent piece of the world population. The growing age of the world population raises many social, economical, and medical problems. The proportion of people in the economically active age groups to those who are over 65 is constantly decreasing. A major consequence of the increasing numbers of individuals in advanced age groups is increasing numbers of patients suffering from age-related diseases. The aim of this book is to present the basic data on human ageing as well as on age-related diseases.

Rheumatic Diseases In Older Adults An Issue Of Clinics In Geriatric Medicine

Author : James D. Katz
ISBN : 9780323496582
Genre : Medical
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This issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, guest edited by Drs. James D. Katz and Brian Walitt of the NIH, is devoted to Rheumatic Diseases in Older Adults. Articles in this outstanding issue include Rheumatology Pharmacotherapy Pearls for the General Practitioner; Sarcopenia - Pathogenesis and Management; Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Diseases; Osteoarthritis; Regional Rheumatic Disorders and Rehabilitation in Older Adults; Rheumatological Manifestations of Malignancy; Sjögren’s Syndrome; Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Patients with Rheumatic Diseases; Gaps in Aging Research as it Applies to Rheumatological Clinical Care; and Update on Crystal-induced Arthritides.

Agriculture At A Crossroads

Author : Science, and Technology, International International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge
ISBN : 9781597269285
Genre : Science
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The International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science, and Technology for Development (IAASTD) looks realistically at how we could effectively use agriculture/AKST to help us meet development and sustainability goals. An unprecedented three-year collaborative effort, the IAASTD involved more than 400 authors in 110 countries and cost more than $11 million. It report on the advances and setbacks of the past fifty years and offers options for the next fifty years. The results of the project are contained in seven reports: a Global Report, five regional Sub-Global Assessments, and a Synthesis Report. The Global Report gives the key findings of the Assessment, and the five Sub-Global Assessments address regional challenges. The volumes present options for action. All of the reports have been extensively peer-reviewed by governments and experts and all have been approved by a panel of participating governments. The Sub-Global Assessments all utilize a similar and consistent framework: examining and reporting on the impacts of AKST on hunger, poverty, nutrition, human health, and environmental/social sustainability. The five Sub-Global Assessments cover the following regions: •Central and West Asia and North Africa (CWANA)•East and South Asia and the Pacific (ESAP) •Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) •North America and Europe (NAE) •Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)

Biodemography Of Aging

Author : Anatoliy I. Yashin
ISBN : 9789401775878
Genre : Family & Relationships
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This volume is a critical exposition of the data and analyses from a full decade of rigorous research into how age-related changes at the individual level, along with other factors, contribute to morbidity, disability and mortality risks at the broader population level. After summarizing the state of our knowledge in the field, individual chapters offer enlightening discussion on a range of key topics such as age trajectory analysis in select and general populations, incidence/age patterns of major chronic illnesses, and indices of cumulative deficits and their use in characterizing and understanding the detailed properties of individual aging. The book features comprehensive statistical analyses of unique longitudinal data sets including the unique resource of the Framingham Heart Study, with its more than 60 years of follow-up. Culminating in penetrating conclusions about the insights gained from the work involved, this book adds much to our understanding of the links between aging and human health.

Hiv And Respiratory Disease An Issue Of Clinics In Chest Medicine

Author : Kristina Crothers
ISBN : 9781455771493
Genre : Medical
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This issue of Clinics in Chest Medicine is Guest Edited by Kristina Crothers, MD from the University of Washington and will focus on HIV and Respiratory Disease. Article topics include Abnormalities in Host Defense, Antiretroviral Therapy and Lung Immunology, HIV associated Pneumonia, HIV associated Tuberculosis, HIV associated lung malignancies, and HIV associated COPD.

Improving Health Through Nursing Research

Author : William L. Holzemer
ISBN : 1444309978
Genre : Medical
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Improving Health through Nursing Research is a practical guide to research and research utilisation in nursing. The book draws upon international expertise in nursing research, reflecting the worldwide demand for evidence-based practice. Part one offers a global perspective on health and nursing and addresses the development of nursing knowledge and nursing theory. Part two investigates the underlying need for nursing research, focusing on improving patient care, enhancing care delivery and developing the profession of nursing. Parts three and four provide an overview of quantitative and qualitative research methods, their selection, use and interpretation . The last three parts of the book address key issues in research ethics and provide practical guidance as to how to prepare a research proposal, undertake research, present and publish findings, and translate research into practice. Improving Health through Nursing Research; Is a practical, accessible guide for nurse researchers and nurses with an interest in research Draws upon international expertise in nursing research Explores research within the international context Explores issues at local, national and regional level Provides guidelines for developing research Includes global examples This publication in partnership with the International Council of Nurses is the essential resource for nurses seeking to understand research and research utilisation.

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