Primary Care Geriatrics: A Case-Based Approach / Edition 3

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Designed for anyone involved in treating geriatric patients, this New Edition continues to be the best comprehensive source for clinical solutions for the challenging geriatric population. Inside, you'll find a wealth of information on the principles of geriatric primary care...detailed, case-based approaches to major geriatric syndromes...and presentations of common conditions and situations. What's more, the 5th Edition now includes evidence-based medicine that helps you form a definitive diagnosis and create the best treatment plans possible and a BONUS CD-ROM containing supplemental materials.

• Incorporates engaging case studies throughout to illustrate all of the principles and key clinical information you need to treat your geriatric patients as well as their families.
• Features a two-color layout that highlights the most important information.

• Provides evidence-based medicine wherever possible, giving you the most authoritative information on diagnosis, treatment, and management options.
• Features an interdisciplinary perspective that reflects the field's increasingly team-oriented approach to geriatric care.
• Includes a bonus CD-ROM containing additional color images, assessment tools, and review questions that help you hone your knowledge.
• Presents USMLE-style questions in every chapter for quick review before clinical cases.
• Uses a consistent format from chapter to chapter that lets you access the information you need fast.

The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some two-color illustrations.

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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 of geriatric medicine features a case-based approach, an expanded number of chapters, and a CD-ROM of various assessment tools in action. This edition updates the fourth edition of 2002.
Purpose: Its purpose is to teach the approach to caring for older persons and their families and caregivers in a variety of settings. Through case-based chapters, a sense of what it is really like for patients and caregivers is evoked. The book succeeds admirably at meeting these worthy objectives.
Audience: The audience is primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants, as well as trainees in these fields.
Features: The first of the book's three sections, on principles and practice, describes the domains of care and locations of care of older persons. The second unit discusses geriatric syndromes and common special problems. The third unit covers selected clinical problems by organ system. Each of the 52 chapters has a pretest and a post-test with stated educational objectives and a multipart case example that runs through the book. There are annotated resources and references at the end of each chapter. The CD-ROM shows a number of assessment tools in action, such as the get-up-and-go test.
Assessment: This edition reflects the growing capacity to cite a "party line" of geriatric medicine in an enlarging list of topics. The chapters have an even tone and style that is user friendly throughout. This is a good introduction to geriatric medicine and is well worth reading.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815141884
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 9/28/1996
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 615

Table of Contents

Introduction: How To Use This Book
1 Primary Care 3
2 Demographics 8
3 Normal Aging 14
4 Illness and Aging 28
5 Assessment 47
6 The Health Care System 70
7 Minorities 82
8 Health Maintenance and Promotion 94
9 Nutrition 108
10 Pharmacotherapeutics 128
11 Rehabilitation 139
12 Ethics 153
13 Hospital Care 170
14 Institutional Care 178
15 Home Care 193
16 Terminal Care 202
17 Confusion, Dementia, and Delirium 217
18 Depression and Failure to Thrive 260
19 Dysmobility and Immobility 278
20 Dizziness 294
21 Falls and Falling 311
22 Incontinence 321
23 Perioperative Care 353
24 Elder Abuse 360
25 Alcoholism 365
26 Driving 372
27 Vision 378
28 Hearing 383
29 Sexuality 389
30 Sleep 397
31 The Mouth and Teeth 405
32 The Feet 415
33 The Skin 422
34 Pressure Sores 431
35 Diabetes Mellitus 440
36 Thyroid Disease 447
37 Osteoporosis 456
38 Estrogen Therapy 464
39 The Prostate 471
40 Constipation 481
41 Hypertension 488
42 Congestive Heart Failure and Dysrhythmias 499
43 Myocardial Infarction and Angina 507
44 Peripheral Vascular Disease 513
45 Stroke 519
46 Parkinson's Disease 529
47 Lower Respiratory Infections 538
48 Urinary Tract Infections 553
49 The Acute Abdomen 560
50 Polymyalgia Rheumatica 565
51 Hypothermia 571
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