Brocklehurst's Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology / Edition 6

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This new edition of Brocklehurst's Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology builds on the structure and content of previous editions. Four sections cover gerontology, clinical geriatric medicine, problem-based geriatrics, and health systems and geriatric medicine. The most important feature of this new edition is the increased emphasis on clinical practice - practicing geriatricians will be able to turn to Brocklehurst's Sixth Edition and easily find the answer to both common and rarer clinical problems.

• Summary boxes at the end of each chapter highlight key points.
• Investigations for specific disorders are summarized in either table form or flow chart.
• Management of illness is emphasized with further recommendations. "Summary of Management Options" boxes indicate management plans.
• Includes a chapter on technology and the future.

New chapters on: Productive Aging, Successful Aging, Depression, Alzheimer's Disease, Vascular Dementia, Techniques and Therapy of Rehabilitation, and Managed Care.

"The fifth edition of this classic text has been totally revised in content and structure, with better international coverage due to the addition of a new US editor...includes a new section entitled, 'Problem Based Geriatrics'."

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"Brocklehurst's is an attractive work,full of figures and pictures,& there is a nice mix of European and North American authors.An innovation since the 5th edition-one that aids readability-is the addition of summary boxes to each chapter,listing the key points of that chapter...a comprehensive overview and foundation, and I believe they have succeeded admirably.This text is useful for trainees,libraries and those healthcare professionals who need either an introduction or a refresher to geriatric medicine."(Geriatrics & Aging)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780443070877
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 1/21/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 1576
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 2.30 (d)

Table of Contents

SECTION ONE: Gerontology
1. Preventive and Anticipatory Care
2. The Epidemiology of Aging
3. Health and Life Expectancy
4. Evolution Theory and the Mechanisms of Aging:
5. Genetic Mechanisms
6. Cellular Mechanisms of Aging
7. Physiology of Aging
8. Connective Tissues and Aging
9. Clinical Immunology of Aging
10. Normal Cognitive Aging
11. The Aging Personality and Self
12. The Pharmacology of Aging
13. Ani-aging Interventions
14. Biology of Aging
15. Social Gerontology
16. Methodologic Problems in Research on Aging
17. Productive Aging
18. Successful Aging
19. Social Gerontology

SECTION TWO: Geriatric Medicine - Basic Principles of Clinical Geriatrics
20. Health Promotion and Physical Activity
21. Rehabilitation
22. Palliative Care
23. Ethical Issues in Geriatric Medicine
24. Presentation of Disease in Old Age
25. Multidimensional Geriatric Assessment
26. Biochemical Tests
27. Social Assessment of Geriatric Patients
28. Surgery and Anesthesia in Old Age

Cardiovascular Disease
29. Effects of Aging on the Heart
30. Cardiovascular Signs in Old Age
31. Atherosclerosis and Lipid Metabolism
32. Chronic Cardiac Failure in the Elderly
33. Diagnosis and Management of Ischemic Heart Disease in the Elderly
34. Hypertension
35. Valvular Heart Disease in Old Age
36. Cardiac Arrhythmias
37. Vascular Surgery
38. Venous Thrombotic Disease and Varicose Ulcers

The Nervous System
39. Neurobiology of Aging
40. Neurologic Signs in Old Age
41. Epilepsy
42. Syncope
43. Headache and Facial Pain
44. Stroke - Pathology and Epidemology
45. Stroke - Clinical Presentation and Management
46. Stroke - Organization of Services
47. Disorders of the Autonomic Nervous System
48. Parkinsonism and Other Movement Disorders
49. Myasthenic Syndromes
50. Peripheral Neuropathies in the Elderly
51. Intracranial Tumors
52. Disorders of the Spinal Cord and Nerve Roots
53. Head Trauma in the Geriatric Patient
54. Infections of the Central Nervous System
55. Aging and Disorders of the Eye
56. Disorders of Hearing
57. Disturbances of Homeostasis
58. Delirium
59. Classification of the Dementias
60. Dementia: Clinical Presentation and Management
61. Functional Psychiatric Illness in Old Age
62. Depression
63. Alzheimer's Disease
64. Vascular Dementia
65. Psychology in the Diagnosis and Treatment of the Dementias
66. Overview - Geriatric Gastroenterology
67. Aging and the Orofacial Tissues
68. The Upper Gastrointestinal Tract
69. The Pancreas
70. The Liver
71. Biliary Tract Disease
72. The Small Bowel
73. The Large Bowel
74. Nutrition
75. Obesity

The Urinary Tract
76. Aging of the Urinary Tract
77. Diseases of the Aging Kidney
78. The Prostate: Replace author

Women's Health
79. Gynecologic Disorders in the Elderly
80. Carcinoma of the Breast

81. Aging and the Endocrine System
82. Pituitary and Adrenal Disorders in Old Age
83. Disorders of the Thyroid
84. Disorders of the Parathyroids
85. Diabetes Mellitus in the Older Adult

The Respiratory System
86. Age-Related Changes in the Respiratory System
87. Respiratory Diseases

Musculoskeletal Disease
88. Muscle Strength
89. Aging and Neuromuscular Disease
90. Bone and Joint Aging
91. Metabolic Bone Disease
92. Arthritis in the Elderly
93. Connective Tissue Disease
94. Orthopedic Geriatrics
95. Injury in the Aging
96. Podiatry

97. Aging and the Blood
98. Blood Disorders and their Management in Old Age

99. Aging of the Skin
100. Skin Diseases and the Old Age

SECTION THREE: Problem-Based Geriatric Medicine
101. Drug Safety and Effectiveness in the Elderly
102. Geriatric Oncology
103. Constipation and Fecal Incontinence in Old Age
104. Urinary Incontinence
105. Falls
106. Pressure Sores - Etiology and Prevalence
107. Pressure Sore Prevention and Management
108. Sleep and Insomnia in Later Life
109. Eating Disorders
110. Pain Problems in Old Age
111. Elder Abuse
112. Sexuality in Old Age
113. Techniques & Therapy Rehabilitation

SECTION FOUR : Health Systems & Geriatric Medicine
114. The Elderly in Society - An International Perspective
115. Geriatric Medicine - History and Current Practice in Europe
116. Geriatrics in North America
117. Future Prospects for Geriatric Medicine in the Developing Countries
118. Long-Term Care - UK
119. The American Nursing Home
120. Psychogeriatric Services
121. The Geriatric Day Hospital
122. Quality Improvement
123. Home Care, UK, EUO & USA
124. Managed Care, UK & USA
125. Service Design, UK

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