Primary Care Geriatrics: A Case-Based Approach / Edition 4

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Geriatrics continues to become a more central and vital component of primary care medicine, making it more important than ever that all providers of geriatric medical care maintain continuous awareness of the principles of geriatrics. PRIMARY CARE GERIATRICS: A CASE-BASED APPROACH provides the principles and key clinical information necessary to ensure the optimal management of elderly patients. Case studies are integrated throughout the text to provide illustrative patient scenarios. The book is divided into three parts: the first outlines the principles of geriatric primary care and the characteristics of older persons from which these principles arise; the second provides detailed, case-based approaches to major geriatric syndromes; and the third section is a presentation of common conditions and situations. Long acknowledged as one of the most practical, user-friendly texts available, this new edition features revised content reflecting the latest advances in the field.

• Problem-oriented approach providing case studies, along with case discussions for an increased clinical focus
• Chapter Objectives before each chapter provide an outline of what you can expect to learn
• Useful boxes highlight key guidelines and tips
• Clinical pearls are integrated into the text emphasizing crucial clinical considerations.
• Pre-tests and post-tests included in each chapter enable you to gauge what you've learned

• Brings you the latest developments in assisted living environments and hospice recommendations
• Offers essential information on new medications for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, depression, dysmobility, arthritis and incontinence
• New chapters added on vital topics, such as
• Pain Management and Arthritis Management Includes expanded information on health promotion

"...delivers the principles & practice of geriatrics that are needed, but often not provided...each chapter contains learning objectives, pre-test questions, case material and text, post-test questions, and references." Appropriate for: Primary Care Physicians, Geriatric Nurses.

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Reviewer: David O. Staats, MD (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)
Description: This is a multiauthored, case-based textbook of geriatric medicine. This edition replaces the 3rd edition of 1997. Its case-based approach sets it apart.
Purpose: Its purpose is to provide a succinct, thorough exposition of geriatric medicine using a case-based approach. These are worthy objectives. The chapters are written by experts in the field.
Audience: Students and postgraduate physicians will find this a rewarding book to study. Its case-based approach is the format especially favored by family practitioners. I think of this as the best book to use for training family practitioners in geriatric medicine. Gynecologists and emergency medicine trainees would also find this an appealing style.
Features: The best aspect of this book is its case-based approach. There are learning objectives along with a pre-test and post-test. The refernce list is short and well-annotated. An outstanding feature of this book is its photographs, illustrations, and reproduction of assessment tools — everything is in one place.
Assessment: This edition brings up-to-date the information accumulating in the interval between editions. The format of this book is clearly its strongest attraction. The condensation of material means that it can be read by trainees during a rotation, or at least a fair chunk of it. At the same time, it may pique the interest of some trainees to read the unexpurgated version of some of these chapters elsewhere.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323014502
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 7/6/2001
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.66 (h) x 1.33 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Primary Care - Richard J. Ham, M.D., Philip D. Sloane, M.D., MPH, Gregg Warshaw, M.D.
2. Demographics - Jim Mitchell Ph.D.
3. Normal Aging - Philip D. Sloane, M.D., MPH
4. Illness and Aging - Richard J. Ham, M.D.
5. Assessment - Richard J. Ham, M.D.
6. The Health Care System - L. Gregory Pawlson, M.D, MPH
7. Minorities - Jerry C. Johnson, M.D.
8. Health Maintenance and Promotion - Neil K. Hall, M.D.
9. Nutrition - Larry Johnson, M.D.
10. Pharmacotherapeutics - Timothy J. Ives, Pharm D
11. Rehabilitation - Laura Mosqueda M.D. and Kenneth Brummel- Smith
12. Ethics - Mary Kane Goldstein, M.D.
13. Hospital Care - Gregg Warshaw, M.D.
14. Institutional Care - Philip D. Sloane, M.D., MPH
15. Home Care - Linda Abbey with Peter Boling, M.D.
16. Palliative Care - Joel Potash, M.D.

17. Confusion, Dementia, and Delirium - Richard J. Ham, M.D.
18. Depression and Failure to Thrive - Gene Lammers, M.D.
19. Dysmobility and Immobility - John B. Murphy, M.D.
20. Dizziness - Philip D. Sloane, M.D., MPH
21. Falls and Falling - Scott Mader, M.D.
22. Incontinence - Charles Cefalu, M.D.

23. Chronic Pain - Jane Potter, M.D.
24. Elder Abuse - James O'Brien, M.D.
25. Alcoholism - James W. Campbell, M.D.
26. Driving - John Christopher Hough, M.D.
27. Vision - Robert Kalina
28. Hearing - George Gates, M.D.
29. Sexuality - Larry Johnson, M.D.
30. Sleep - Jeffrey A. Susman, M.D.
31. The Mouth and The Teeth - Douglas B. Berkey, DDD, MPH, MS
32. The Feet - Mark Kosinski, DPM
33. The Skin - Maria Fedor, M.D. with Marlene Mash, M.D.
34. Pressure Ulcers - Bruce Ferrell, M.D.
35. Cancer - Lodovico Balducci, M.D.
36. Arthritis - John H. Klippel, M.D.
37. Diabetes - richard L. Reed, M.D.
38. The Thyroid - Steven Margolis, M.D.
39. Osteoporosis - Bonny Neyhart, M.D.
40. The Prostate - James Mold, M.D.
41. Constipation - Gregg Warshaw, M.D.
42. Hypertension - Darlyne Menscer, M.D.
43. Congestive Heart Failure and Dysrhythmias - Robert J. Luchi, M.D.
44. Myocardial Infarction and Angina - Patrick P. Coll, M.D.
45. Peripheral Vascular Disease - Douglas C. Woolley, M.D.
46. Stroke - Laura Mosqueda, M.D.
47. Parkinsons - James Q. Miller, M.D.
48. Lower Respiratory Tract Infection - Alice K. Pomidor, M.D.
49. Urinary Tract Infections - David Espino, M.D.
50. The Acute Abdomen - Patrick P. Coll
51. Polymyalgia Rheumatica - Douglas C. Woolley, M.D.
52. Hypo (and Hyper) Thermia - Leonard W. Morgan, M.D.

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