Geriatric Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach / Edition 4

Geriatric Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach / Edition 4

by Christine K. Cassel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387955143

ISBN-13: 9780387955148

Pub. Date: 01/27/2003

Publisher: Springer New York

This new edition of a critically-acclaimed text, completely revised and updated, offers practical and comprehensive coverage of the diseases, common problems, and medical care of older persons. Building on the third edition, this revision will present a new approach focusing on Evidence-Based Medicine, with new chapters including: Physiology of Aging, Clinical

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This new edition of a critically-acclaimed text, completely revised and updated, offers practical and comprehensive coverage of the diseases, common problems, and medical care of older persons. Building on the third edition, this revision will present a new approach focusing on Evidence-Based Medicine, with new chapters including: Physiology of Aging, Clinical Strategies of Prescribing for Older Adults, Chronic Disease Management, Prevention, Doctor-Patient Communication Issues, Sources of Suffering in the Elderly, and many others. In addition, there will be a separate chapter on Evidence-Based Geriatrics, as well as sidebars in every chapter, where applicable, on Evidence-Based Medicine. This will be an all-encompassing, authoritative volume on geriatric medicine, needed more than ever because the over-80 population is the fastest growing age group in the country.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387955148
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
01/27/2003
Edition description:
4th ed. 2003
Pages:
1343
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Contributors
1Evidence-Based Medicine and Geriatrics3
2Molecular and Biologic Factors in Aging15
3Physiology of Aging27
4The Demography of Aging37
5Epidemiology and Aging45
6Psychosocial Influences on Health in Later Life53
7Principles of Pharmacology65
8Clinical Strategies of Prescribing for Older Adults83
9Contexts of Care93
10The Long and the Short of Long-Term Care99
11The Geriatrician in the Nursing Home113
12Home Care121
13Acute Hospital Care133
14Clinical Approach to the Older Patient: An Overview149
15Chronic Disease Management163
16Prevention169
17Instruments to Assess Functional Status185
18Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment and Systems Approaches to Geriatric Care195
19Neuropsychological Testing205
20Preoperative Assessment and Perioperative Care213
21Anesthesia for the Geriatric Patient229
22Surgical Approaches to the Geriatric Patient239
23Rehabilitation259
24Old Age and Care Near the End of Life281
25Doctor-Patient Communication Issues287
26Care Near the End of Life299
27Sources of Suffering in the Elderly311
28Acute and Chronic Pain323
29Palliative Care in Early, Moderate, and Advanced Dementia343
30The Value of Achieving a Peaceful Death351
Cancer in the Elderly: An Overview361
31The Science of Neoplasia and Its Relationship to Aging363
32Screening for Cancer375
33Breast Cancer393
34Colon Cancer and Other Gastrointestinal Malignancies417
35Lung Cancer441
36Prostate Cancer455
37Gynecologic Cancers469
38Hematologic Malignancies487
39Cardiovascular Disease509
40Hypertension545
41Peripheral Arterial Disease561
42Rheumatologic Diseases573
43Skeletal Fragility in the Elderly621
44Orthopedic Problems with Aging651
45Medical Aspects of Hip Fracture Management669
46Treatment of Diabetes681
47Thyroid Disorders695
48Changes in Male Sexuality719
49Sexual Function and the Older Woman727
50Gynecologic and Urologic Problems of Older Women737
51Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia755
52Nephrology/Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders769
53Immunology of Aging783
54Infectious Diseases801
55Hematologic Problems819
56Gastroenterologic Disorders835
57Pulmonary Disease853
58Dermatologic Diseases and Problems869
59Changes and Diseases of the Aging Eye883
60Otologic Changes and Disorders893
61Aging and the Oral Cavity901
62Dietary Supplements for Geriatric Patients921
63Urinary Incontinence931
64Syncope in the Elderly957
65Management of Chronic Wounds967
66Falls979
67Chronic Dizziness and Vertigo995
68Nutrition1009
69Exercise1023
70Sleep and Sleep Disorders1031
71Herpes Zoster1043
72Elder Mistreatment1057
73Frailty1067
74Dementia1079
75Neurobiologic Basis of Age-Related Dementing Disorders1095
76Delirium1113
77Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke1123
78Abnormalities of Posture and Movement1139
79Depression, Anxiety, and Other Mood Disorders1163
80Late-Life Psychosis1185
81Mechanisms of Paying for Health Care1201
82Justice and the Allocation of Health Care Resources1213
83Medical Treatment and the Physician's Legal Duties1221
84Determination of Decision-Making Capacity1233
85Ethical and Policy Issues in End-of-Life Care1243
86Ethical Challenges to Research in Geriatric Medicine1253
Index1263

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