Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine / Edition 4

Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine / Edition 4

by M.S. John Pathy

ISBN-10: 0470090553

ISBN-13: 9780470090558

Pub. Date: 02/10/2006

Publisher: Wiley

The fourth edition of the highly acclaimed Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine provides an account of the fundamental changes associated with ageing, which are essential to our understanding and management of the elderly sick population. The title has been extensively revised and updates to reflect the enormous changes in treatment options and


The fourth edition of the highly acclaimed Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine provides an account of the fundamental changes associated with ageing, which are essential to our understanding and management of the elderly sick population. The title has been extensively revised and updates to reflect the enormous changes in treatment options and medical conditions emerged since publication of the third edition.   Written by worldwide experts of international repute, this is the most up-to-date and comprehensive single reference source currently available. 

Principles & Practice of Geriatric Medicine, Fourth Edition incorporates:

  • More than 30 new chapters, including:

Preventive geriatrics, Anorexia of Aging, Managements of Weight Loss, Dehydration, Vitamins and Minerals in the Elderly, Cancer and Aging, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Treatment of Behavioral Disorders, The Older Patient with Down's Syndrome, Drug Abuse in Older People, Breast Cancer, Women's health

  • A truly global perspective, including new chapter on:

Care of the elderly in Israel: old age in a young land, Geriatric Medicine in China, Geriatric medicine education in Europe, Geriatrics from the European Union Perspective, India, Day Hospitals, Perspectives from Latin America

The title will be indispensable for all those involved in the treatment of older patients:

  • Gerontologists to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in the field
  • General practitioners and specialists in health policy and community care, who increasingly have to deal with a significant number of older people.
  • Academic researchers in geriatric medicine, who are in need for an all encompassing reference work
  • Medical registrars (UK) / residents (US) in order to pass their exams
  • Teachers of Geriatric Medicine
  • Hospital libraries with increasing budgets to spend on much needed resource in this growing field.
  • Professionals within the pharmaceutical industry in order to monitor treatment options and new prescription developments.

Product Details

Publication date:
Edition description:
2-Volume Set, 4th Edition
Product dimensions:
8.82(w) x 11.22(h) x 4.72(d)

Table of Contents

Contents of Volume 1.

List of Contributors.


Preface to Third Edition.

Preface to Second Edition.

Preface to First Edition.

1 Historical Perspectives Michael J. Denham.

Part I Human Aging: A Biological.


2 A Biological Perspective on Aging Thomas B.L. Kirkwood.

3 Immunity and Aging Katsuiku Hirokawa, Masanori Utsuyama and Takashi Makinodan.

4 Physiology of Aging Rafi Kevorkian.

5 Aging of the Brain Charles Mobbs.

6 Psychological Aspects of Aging Peggy A. Szwabo.

7 Neurochemistry of Aging Alan M. Palmer and Paul T. Francis.

8 Neuropathology of Aging Seth Love.

Part II Human Aging: Social and Community Perspectives.

9 The Demography of Aging Kenneth G. Manton.

10 Social and Community Aspects of Aging Rodney M. Coe, John E. Morley and Nina Tumosa.

11 Sexuality and Aging John E. Morley.

12 Physical Fitness and Exercise Maria A. Fiatarone Singh.

13 Transportation, Driving, and Older Adults Desmond O'Neill and David Carr.

14 Smoking in the Elderly Norman J. Vetter.

15 Alcohol Use and Abuse Mary C. Dufour.

16 On the Evolution of All-cause and Cause-specific Mortality in the Age Class 75–84 years: a Worldwide Overview Hugo E. Kesteloot.

17 Elder Abuse Jed Rowe.

18 Smart Homes Roger D. Orpwood.

Part III Medicine in Old Age.

19 Preventive Geriatrics Joseph H. Flaherty and Antony J. Bayer.

20 Polypharmacy, is this Another Disease? Oscar A. Cepeda and John E. Morley.

21 The Problem-Orientated Approach to Geriatric MedicineCameron G. Swift.

Section 1 Eating Disorders and Nutritional Health.

22 Oral Health Janet E. Griffiths.

23 Oral Disease Donald Murray Walker.

24 Epidemiology of Nutrition and Aging Wija A. van Staveren and Lisette C.P.G.M de Groot.

25 Absorption of Nutrients Akeeb Adedokun.

26 The Anorexia of Aging Ian M. Chapman.

27 Weight Loss in Older Adults David R. Thomas and Bruno Vellas.

28 Dehydration Margaret-Mary G. Wilson.

29 Vitamins and Minerals in the Elderly Seema Joshi and John E. Morley.

30 Obesity in the Elderly Richard Y.T. Chen and Gary A. Wittert.

Section 2 Gastro Disorders.

31 Changes in Gastrointestinal Motor and Sensory Function Associated with Aging Christopher K. Rayner and Michael Horowitz.

32 Gastrointestinal Bleeding Syed H. Tariq.

33 Liver and Gall Bladder Margaret-Mary G. Wilson.

34 Sphincter Function Syed H. Tariq.

35 Constipation Charlene M. Prather.

36 Diseases of the Pancreas John S. Morris.

Section 3 Hematological Disorders.

37 Anemia in Older Persons David R. Thomas.

38 Disorders of Hemostasis Kingsley K. Hampton.

39 Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation Kingsley K. Hampton.

40 Anticoagulants in the Elderly Hamsaraj G.M. Shetty and Philip A. Routledge.

41 Myelodysplasia Martha Wadleigh, David S. Rosenthal and Richard M. Stone.

42 Management of Leukemia in the Elderly Hussain Saba and Lodovico Balducci.

Section 4 Cardiovascular Disease and Health.

43 Epidemiology of Heart Disease Chris MacKnight and Colin Powell.

44 Cardiac Aging and Systemic Disorders David J. Stott and Arun K. Singh.

45 Arrhythmias in the Elderly A. John Camm and Laurence Nunn .

46 Ischemic Heart Disease in Elderly Persons Wilbert S. Aronow.

47 Valvular Disease in the Elderly Jeffrey S. Borer.

48 Hypertension Ramzi R. Hajjar.

49 Mechanisms of Heart Failure Michael P. Frenneaux and Lynne K. Williams.

50 Heart Failure in the Elderly Michael W. Rich.

51 Management of Acute Cardiac Emergencies and Cardiac Surgery Wilbert S. Aronow.

52 Cardiac Surgery in the Elderly Ulrich O. von Oppell and Adam Szafranek.

53 Pathogenesis of Atherosclerosis Andrew C. Newby.

54 Peripheral Vascular Disease in Elderly Persons Wilbert S. Aronow.

55 Venous Thromboembolism Gordon D.O. Lowe.

56 Cardiac Cachexia Gerhard-Paul Diller and Stefan D. Anker.

57 Cardiac Rehabilitation in Older People Niccolò Marchionni, Francesco Fattirolli, Lucio A. Rinaldi and Giulio Masotti.

Section 5 Respiratory Diseases.

58 Epidemiology of Respiratory Infection Joseph M. Mylotte.

59 The Effect of Aging on the Respiratory Skeletal Muscles Meme Wijesinghe and Lindsey Dow.

60 Aspiration Pneumonia Takashi Ohrui and Hidetada Sasaki.

61 Respiratory Disease in the Elderly Martin J. Connolly.

62 Pulmonary Rehabilitation Peter Spiegler and Jonathan S. Ilowite.

63 Sleep Disorders in Elderly People Paul Montgomery.

Section 6 CNS Disorders.

64 Neurological Signs of Aging Andrew J. Larner.

65 Headache in the Elderly Stephen D. Silberstein and William B. Young.

66 Parkinson’s Disease and Parkinsonism in the Elderly Jeremy R. Playfer.

67 Non Parkinsonian Movement Disorders in the Elderly Katie Kompoliti and Cynthia L. Comella.

68 Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Dennis S. Oh and Peter McL. Black.

69 Epidemiology of Stroke Mitchell T. Wallin and John F. Kurtzke.

70 Management of Carotid Artery Stenosis Lucy J. Coward and Martin M. Brown.

71 Acute Stroke Peter Crome and Elliot F. Epstein.

72 Secondary Stroke Helen Rodgers.

73 Communication Disorders and Dysphagia Pamela M. Enderby.

74 Stroke Rehabilitation Lalit Kalra.

75 Clinical Psychology in Physical Rehabilitation Julie R. Wilcox and Janice Rees.

76 Epilepsy Pamela M. Crawford.

77 Syncope and Nonepileptic Attacks Richard C. Roberts.

78 Peripheral Neuropathy Bakri H. Elsheikh Mohamed and Miriam L. Freimer.

79 Disorders of the Neuromuscular Junction Ian K. Hart.

80 Sarcopenia and Sarcopenic-Obesity Richard N. Baumgartner and Debra L. Waters.

81 Muscle Disorders David Hilton-Jones.

82 Motor Neurone Disease Hardev S. Pall.

83 Abnormalities of the Autonomic Nervous System Kenneth J. Collins.

84 Control of Chronic Pain Robert D. Helme and Benny Katz.

85 Cervical and Lumbar Spinal Canal Stenosis M.S. John Pathy.

86 Spinovascular Insufficiency M.S. John Pathy.

87 Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Jan van Gijn and Gabriel J.E. Rinkel.

88 Acute and Chronic Subdural Hematoma Jonathan A. Vafidis.

Appendix: Conversion of SI Units to Standard Units.


Contents of Volume 2.

List of Contributors.


Preface to Third Edition.

Preface to Second Edition.

Preface to First Edition.

Section 7 Dementia and Cognitive Disorders.

89 Communication Disorders in Dementia Jennie A. Powell.

90 Delirium Joseph H. Flaherty.

91 Memory Clinics Antony J. Bayer.

92 Cellular Changes in Alzheimer’s Disease Jean-Pierre Brion.

93 Clinical Aspects of Alzheimer’s Disease Fatemeh Nourhashèmi, Alan J. Sinclair and Bruno Vellas.

94 Mild Cognitive Impairment Pieter Jelle Visser.

95 Vascular Dementia Ingmar Skoog.

96 Other Dementias Wee Shiong Lim and William A. Banks.

97 Treatment of Behavioral DisordersLadislav Volicer.

98 Geriatric Psychiatry Abhilash K. Desai and George T. Grossberg.

99 Organization of Services in Geriatric Psychiatry Susan M. Benbow and David Jolley.

100 Depression in Late Life: Etiology, Diagnosis and Treatment  Natalie Sachs-Ericsson and Dan G. Blazer.

101 The Older Patient with Down’s Syndrome John E. Morley.

102 Drug Misuse and the Older Person: A Contradiction in Terms? Ilana B. Crome.

Section 8 Special Senses.

103 Disorders of the Eye Nina Tumosa.

104 The Epidemiology of Hearing in Aging Population Adrian C. Davis and Padma Moorjani.

105 Auditory System R. Gareth Williams.

106 Disorders of the Vestibular System Linda M. Luxon and Charlotte Agrup.

107 Smell and Taste Richard L. Doty.

Section 9 Bone and Joint Health.

108 Age-related Changes in Calcium Homeostasis and Bone Loss Harvey James Armbrecht.

109 Paget’s Disease of Bone Sanjay Sharma and Kenneth W. Lyles.

110 Epidemiology of Osteoporosis Horace M. Perry.

111 Osteoporosis and its Consequences: a Major Threat to the Quality of Life in the Elderly Renè Rizzoli.

112 Gait, Balance, and Falls Peter W. Overstall and Thorsten Nikolaus.

113 Foot Problems in the Elderly Arthur E. Helfand and Donald F. Jessett.

114 Hip Fracture and Orthogeriatrics Antony Johansen and Martyn Parker.

115 Diseases of the Joints Terry L. Moore.

116 Back Pain John V. Butler.

Section 10 Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders.

117 Water and Electrolyte Balance in Health and Disease Allen I. Arieff.

118 Endocrinology of Aging John E. Morley and Moon J. Kim.

119 The Pituitary Gland James F. Lamb and John E. Morley.

120 Thyroid Disorders Rachel F. Oiknine and Arshag D. Mooradian.

121 Ovarian and Testicular Function Syed H. Tariq.

122 Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Senior Citizens Alan J. Sinclair and Graydon S. Meneilly.

Section 11 Urogenital Disorders.

123 Gynecology and the Older Patient  Radha Indusekhar, F. O’Mahony and P.M.S. O’Brien.

124 The Aging Bladder James M. Cummings and Kimberly C. Berni.

125 Prostate Diseases Timothy D. Moon and Jennifer L. Maskel.

126 Urinary Incontinence Margaret-Mary G. Wilson.

127 Renal Diseases Carlos G. Musso and Juan F. Mac´ıas-Nùunez.

Section 12 Cancer.

128 Cancer and Aging Claudia Beghe and Lodovico Balducci.

129 Oncological Emergencies and Urgencies Samuel Spence McCachren.

130 Breast Cancer in the Elderly R.E. Mansel and A. Srivastava.

Section 13 Functional Disorders and Rehabilitation.

131 Multidimensional Geriatric Assessment  Laurence Z. Rubenstein and Andreas E. Stuck.

132 Function Assessment Scales Fredric D. Wolinsky.

133 Frailty John E. Morley.

134 Rehabilitation Paul M. Finucane and Philip J. Henschke.

Section 14 Special Issues.

135 Skin Disorders in the Elderly Daniel S. Loo, Mina Yaar and Barbara A. Gilchrest.

136 Pressure Ulceration Joseph E. Grey and Keith G. Harding.

137 Perioperative and Postoperative Medical Assessment D. Gwyn Seymour.

138 Anesthesia in Older People Suzanne Crowe.

139 Health Issues in the Aging Female Carolyn Philpot.

140 Antiaging Alfred L. Fisher.

141 Ethical Issues Maureen Junker-Kenny and Davis Coakley.

142 Restraints and Immobility Elizabeth A. Capezuti and Laura M. Wagner.

143 Centenarians Thomas T. Perls and Dellara F. Terry.

Section 15 Diagnostic Interventions.

144 Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology J. Richard Harding.

Section 16 Infectious Disorders.

145 Infectious Diseases Ann R. Falsey.

146 Tuberculosis Shobita Rajagopalan and Thomas T. Yoshikawa.

147 Infective Endocarditis in the Elderly Philippe Moreillon, Alain Bizzini and Yok Ai Que.

148 Infections of the Central Nervous System Michael Blank and Allan R. Tunkel.

Part IV Health Care Systems.

149 Geriatric Medicine Education in Europe Antonio Cherubini, Philippe Huber and Jean-Pierre Michel.

150 Education in Geriatric Medicine in the United Kingdom Robert W. Stout.

151 The Contribution of Family Doctors to the Primary Care of Older People: Lessons from the British Experience  Steve Iliffe.

152 Carers and the Role of the Family Jo Moriarty.

153 Nursing Home Care David R. Thomas and John E. Morley.

154 Clinical Audit of Health Care Jonathan M. Potter and Michael G. Pearson.

155 Improving Quality of Care Julie K. Gammack and Carolyn D. Philpot.

156 Resident Assessment Instrument/ Minimum Data Set Brant E. Fries, Catherine Hawes, John N. Morris and Roberto Bernabei.

157 Nursing (UK) Nicky Hayes.

158 Geriatric Occupational Therapy: Focus on Participation in Meaningful Daily Living Karen F. Barney.

159 Systems of Health Care: the United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia Julie K. Gammack, Gideon A. Caplan and Krishnendu Ghosh.

160 Geriatric Day Hospitals Neil D. Gillespie and Irene D. Turpie.

161 Health and Care for Older People in the United Kingdom Clive Bowman and Catherine Dixon.

162 Geriatrics in the United States John E. Morley and Julie K. Gammack.

163 Geriatrics and Gerontology in Japan Yuko Suda and Ryutaro Takahashi.

164 Care of the Elderly in Israel: Old Age in a Young Land A. Mark Clarfield, Jenny Brodsky and Arthur Leibovitz.

165 Geriatric Medicine in China Leung-Wing Chu.

166 Aging in Developing Countries Luis M. Gutièrrez-Robledo.

167 Geriatrics from the European Union Perspective Alfonso J. Cruz-Jentoft and Paul V. Knight.

168 Delivery of Health Care in India Om Prakash Sharma.

169 Geriatrics in Latin America Fernando Morales-Martínez and Martha Pelaez.

170 Management of the Dying Patient Ilora G. Finlay and Saskie Dorman.

Appendix: Conversion of SI Units to Standard Units.


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