Principles of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology / Edition 3

Principles of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology / Edition 3

by McGraw-Hill, Inc.

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This comprehensive, critically acclaimed reference defines clinical management of the older adult in terms of BOTH geriatric medicine—diagnosis & therapy of diseases in the elderly and gerontology—understanding the process, biology, and psychiatry of aging -- and how knowledge of those issues can lead to improved healthcare of elderly and aging patients.       

  • Clinicians get the foundation they need to understand and manage the unique, often complex health concerns of older adults -- diagnosis, treatment, management, care plans, etc.
  • State-of-the-art guidance from the best clinicians & gerontologists -- a "Who's Who" of editors & contributors
  • Addresses BOTH geriatrics (clinical medicine) AND the field/skills of gerontology
  • Clinically useful section on assessment of common geriatric syndromes (altered mental status, dizziness, falls, sleep disorders) -- essential for any provider caring for older adults
  • NEW, up-to-date content on critical care, palliative care, alternative & complementary medicine, spirituality 
  • 30 color plates for common dermatologic and immunologic representations of disease in the geriatric patient
  • Unsurpassed coverage of ethical and end-of-life issues

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McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing Division
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Older Edition
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8.92(w) x 11.34(h) x 2.05(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1Principles of Gerontology1
1Biology of Aging and Longevity3
2Genetics of Human Disease, Longevity, and Aging21
3The Role of Intercellular Communication in Diseases of Old Age45
4Atherosclerosis and Aging61
5The Gender Differential in Longevity69
6Nutrition and Aging81
7Immunology of Aging97
8Oncology and Aging: General Principles of Cancer in the Elderly117
9Biomechanics of Mobility in Older Adults131
10Exercise in the Elderly: Physiologic and Functional Effects143
11Psychology and Aging159
12Sexuality and Aging171
13Menopause and Mid-Life Health Changes179
14Sociology of Aging191
15The Epidemiology of Aging203
16Cross-National Aspects of Geriatrics: Comparisons of Nursing Home Residents227
17Preventive Gerontology: A Personalized, Designer Approach to a Life of Maximum Quality and Quantity239
Pt. 2Principles of Geriatrics247
18The Approach to Managing the Elderly Patient249
19Assessment of Health-Related Quality of Life in Older Adults255
20The Assessment of Older Drivers267
21Diagnostic Tests275
22Health Behaviors and Aging287
23Clinical Pharmacology303
24Families, Social Support, and Caregiving333
25Health Care Issues in Older Women345
26Contemporary Geriatric Nursing355
27Perioperative Management of the Older Patient365
28Anesthesia for Older Patients377
29Surgery in the Elderly391
30Pain Management413
31Principles of Rehabilitation in Older Patients435
32The Health Care System for Older Adults in the United States457
33Principles of Geriatric Assessment467
34Acute Care483
35Subacute Care493
36Nursing Home Care509
37Home Care and Community-Based Long-Term Care529
38Care of the Dying Patient537
39Legal Issues in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology545
40Ethical Issues in Geriatric Care557
Pt. 3Diseases of the Organ Systems571
41Aging of the Skin573
42The Oral Cavity591
43Aging and Visual Function603
44Auditory and Vestibular Dysfunction617
45Breast Disease633
46Circulatory Function in Younger and Older Humans in Health645
47Coronary Heart Disease661
48Valvular Heart Disease669
49Heart Failure679
50Arrhythmias in the Elderly701
51Peripheral Vascular Disease705
53Aging of the Respiratory System721
56Chronic Airflow Obstruction and Respiratory Failure745
57Lung Cancer757
58Aging Changes in Renal Function767
59Renal Disease777
60Gynecologic Disorders797
61Disorders of the Prostate809
62Urinary Tract Infections in the Elderly823
63Age-Associated Changes in Gastrointestinal Function835
64Disorders of the Esophagus843
65The Stomach and Duodenum855
66Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Disorders867
67Colonic Disorders881
68Aging of the Hematopoietic System889
70White Cell Disorders907
71Malignant Lymphoma, Hodgkin's Disease, and Multiple Myeloma919
72Thrombotic and Hemorrhagic Disorders933
73Aging of the Endocrine System949
74Weight and Age: Paradoxes and Conundrums967
75Thyroid Diseases973
76Diabetes Mellitus991
78Trophic Factors and Male Hormone Replacement1029
79Calcium and Bone Homeostasis and Changes with Aging1041
80Osteoporosis and Osteomalacia1057
81Hyperparathyroidism and Paget's Disease of Bone1085
82Aging and Musculoskeletal System1097
83Use of Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs1113
84Polymyalgia Rheumatica1121
85Idiopathic Inflammatory Myositis1125
86Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Other Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases1135
87Management of Osteoarthritis1155
88Crystal Arthropathies in the Elderly: Gout (Monosodium Urate) and Calcium Pyrophosphate Dihydrate Disease1163
89Bursitis, Tendinitis, Back Pain, and Related Disorders1175
Pt. 4Neuropsychiatry1191
90Cellular and Neurochemical Aspects of the Aging Human Brain1193
91Mental Status and Neurologic Examination in the Elderly1209
92Cognition and Aging1219
94Stroke Diagnosis and Treatment: A Multidisciplinary Effort1239
95Alzheimer's Disease1257
96Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders1271
97Other Neurodegenerative Disorders1283
98Infections of the Nervous System1295
99Traumatic Brain Injury in the Aged1307
100Seizures and Epilepsy1317
101Intracranial Neoplasms in the Elderly1323
103Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders1341
104Aging of the Chronically Neuropsychologically Impaired1351
105Chemical Dependency in the Elderly1357
106Miscellaneous Psychiatric Disorders1365
107Psychopharmacology and Psychotherapy1369
108Agitation in the Elderly1379
Pt. 5Geriatric Syndromes1385
109Frailty and Failure to Thrive1387
110Altered Mental Status1403
111Sleep Problems1413
112Disorders of Fluid Balance1429
113Disorders of Temperature Regulation: Dehydration and Hyponatremia1437
114Infection in the Elderly1443
115Malnutrition and Enteral/Parenteral Alimentation1455
116Eating Abnormalities: Disorders of Self-Feeding and Swallowing1471
117Constipation in the Elderly1491
118Diarrhea in the Elderly1507
119Dizziness and Syncope1519
121Hip Fractures1547
122Common Foot Problems1553
124Pressure Ulcers1577
125Erectile Dysfunction (Impotence)1585

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