CURRENT Geriatric Diagnosis and Treatment / Edition 1

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The most up-to-date source of clinically focused information on the medical care of the increasing elderly population. This text features relevant diagnostic and treatment content needed by every provider of healthcare to older adults. The text covers the major diseases and disorders of the elderly with particular attention to the care of the elderly.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: David O. Staats, MD (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)
Description: This multiauthored textbook on geriatric medicine covers clinical geriatrics in about 500 pages.
Purpose: The purpose is to serve as a reference for clinicians to have at their fingertips to aid in the care of older persons. This is a pretty good rendition of clinical geriatrics and an excellent group of authors pull it off with aplomb.
Audience: Primary care physicians treating older persons, medical students, residents and fellows, and midlevel practitioners will all find this book a welcome source of information.
Features: There are boxes with highlights, summaries, and evidence-based points that are worth noting. There are lots of appendixes with useful assessment instruments. The book makes use of algorithms, tables, and diagrams. Pertinent, annotated references easily available on the internet are cited — an especially useful broadening of the utility of the book. There is also a running citation of useful Web sites. In short, this compact book is chock full of useful tidbits.
Assessment: I especially like the pagination of this book. In some spots the writing is jejune; in others it hums. This book obviously fills a niche between short books on geriatrics and comprehensive tomes. Its beautiful printing complements the organization and care with which the book has been conceived.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071399241
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/24/2004
  • Series: LANGE CURRENT Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 600
  • Sales rank: 1,007,609
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

C. Seth Landefeld, MD

Co-Director, Geriatric Fellowship Program

Director, VA National Quality Scholars Fellowship

Professor of Medicine

Division of Geriatric Medicine & Center on Aging

University of California - San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The need for expertise in geriatric medicine in the care of older patients 1
Ch. 2 Continuity of care 4
Ch. 3 Prevention & health promotion 7
Ch. 4 Geriatric assessment 16
Ch. 5 Office practice 21
Ch. 6 Home care 27
Ch. 7 Hospital care 33
Ch. 8 Community-based & nursing home long-term care 38
Ch. 9 Surgical & perioperative care 45
Ch. 10 Delirium 53
Ch. 11 Cognitive impairment & dementia 60
Ch. 12 Falls & mobility disorders 74
Ch. 13 Parkinson's disease & essential tremor 88
Ch. 14 Depression & other mental health issues 100
Ch. 15 Sleep disorders 114
Ch. 16 Visual & hearing impairment 122
Ch. 17 Syncope & dizziness 138
Ch. 18 Cerebrovascular disease 147
Ch. 19 Cardiac disease 156
Ch. 20 Hypertension 183
Ch. 21 Peripheral vascular & thromboembolic disease 191
Ch. 22 Respiratory diseases 202
Ch. 23 Abdominal complaints & gastrointestinal disorders 220
Ch. 24 Urinary incontinence 239
Ch. 25 Renal system, fluid, & electrolytes 247
Ch. 26 Geriatric rheumatology 257
Ch. 27 Osteoporosis & hip fractures 272
Ch. 28 Pressure ulcers 281
Ch. 29 Common skin disorders 289
Ch. 30 Cancers in the geriatric population 305
Ch. 31 Anemia 314
Ch. 32 Endocrine disorders 317
Ch. 33 Diabetes in the elderly 338
Ch. 34 Common infections 348
Ch. 35 Special issues in women's health : hormonal health issues of early & late postmenopausal women 359
Ch. 36 Health issues of the aging male 368
Ch. 37 Principles of rehabilitation 376
Ch. 38 Nutrition & failure to thrive 391
Ch. 39 Use of alcohol, tobacco & nonprescribed drugs 407
Ch. 40 Elder mistreatment : abuse, neglect, & exploitation 414
Ch. 41 Principles of drug therapy : changes with aging, polypharmacy, & drug interaction 421
Ch. 42 Exercise 436
Ch. 43 Common pain syndromes & management of pain 447
Ch. 44 Palliative care 460
Ch. 45 Anti-aging & complementary therapies 468
Ch. 46 Common legal & ethical issues 482
Appendix 490
Index 511
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