Hazzard's Geriatric Medicine & Gerontology, Sixth Edition / Edition 6

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Hazzard's Geriatric Medicine & Gerontology, Sixth Edition / Edition 6

The most complete, authoritative guide available on the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the elderly -- updated with a new global perspective

A Doody's Core Title for 2015!

"In addition to serving as a timely, comprehensive, state-of-the-art textbook of geriatric medicine anchored in science, evidence-based medicine, and patient-centered practice, the book also is intended to meet the learning needs of fellows in geriatric medicine. The authors succeed in modeling a textbook of geriatric medicine on textbooks of internal medicine. 3 Stars."--Doody's Review Service

The undisputed leader on the subject of geriatrics, this comprehensive guide combines gerontology principles with clinical geriatrics offering unmatched coverage of this area of medicine.

Written by some of the world's most respected geriatricians, Hazzard's Principles of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology presents the most up-to-date, evidence-based medical information available -- in a revamped 2-color design that makes finding the answers to your questions faster and easier than ever.


  • A greater emphasis on evidence-based medicine through the expanded use of Clinical Practice Guidelines and references to systematic reviews and critically appraised topics
  • A new international advisory board of 12 global authorities and an increased number of international contributors for a greater global perspective
  • Important new chapters on the cultural aspects of geriatrics, emergency geriatrics, hospital geriatrics, international geriatric care, and rural geriatric care
  • Information integrated with additional online resources
  • Tables, drawings, and clinical algorithms made even more effective by a new two-color design
  • 300 illustrations (including 64 in a full-color insert)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071488723
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 03/09/2009
Edition description: List
Pages: 1664
Sales rank: 1,048,003
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 11.00(h) x 2.40(d)

Table of Contents




1. Biology of Aging and Longevity, Richard A. Miller

2. Genetics of Age-Dependent Human Disease, Thomas B.L. Kirkwood

3. Immunology and Aging, Birgit Weinberger, Daniela Weiskopf, and Beatrix Grubeck-Loebenstein

4. Inflammation and Aging, Jeremy D. Wilson

5. Demography and Epidemiology, Jack M. Guralnik and Luigi Ferrucci

6. International Gerontology, Roberto Bernabei, Len Gray, John Hirdes, Xiaomei Pei, Jean Claude Henrard, Palmi V. Jonsson, Graziano Onder, Giovanni Gambassi, Naoki Ikegami, Annette Hylen Ranhoff, Iain G. Carpenter, Rowan H. Harwood, Brant E. Fries, John N. Morris, and Knight Steel

7. Psychosocial Aspects of Aging, Richard Schulz and Steven M. Albert

8. General Principles of Pharmacology, Sarah N. Hilmer and Gary A. Ford

9. Preventive Gerontology: Strategies for Optimizing Health Across the Life Span, Elizabeth A. Phelan, Miguel A. Paniagua, and William R. Hazzard


10. Evaluation, Management, and Decision Making with the Older Patient, Sharon E. Straus and Mary E. Tinetti

Section A: Assessment

11. Principles of Geriatric Assessment, David B. Reuben and Sonja Rosen

12. Mental Status and Neurological Examination in Older Adults, James E. Galvin

13. Assessment of Decisional Capacity and Competencies, Margaret A. Drickamer and James M. Lai

14. Principles of Screening in Older Adults, Louise C. Walter

Section B: Organization of Care

15. Health Care System, Chad Boult

16. Transitions, William L. Lyons and Eric A. Coleman

17. Acute Hospital Care, Scott A. Flanders, Paula M. Podrazik, Chad Whelan, and Caroline Blaum

18. Emergency Department Care, Scott T. Wilber and Lowell W. Gerson

19. Critical Care in the Elderly, Eric B. Milbrandt and Derek C. Angus

20. Subacute Care, Edward R. Marcantonio and Mark Yurkofsky

21. Nursing Facility Care, Mary Pat Rapp and Keith L. Rapp

22. Community-Based Long-Term Care and Home Care, Jennifer Hayashi and Bruce Leff

23. Rural Aging, Kenneth Brummel-Smith

Section C: Special Management Issues

24. Appropriate Approach to Prescribing, Paula A. Rochon, Jennifer Tjia, Sudeep S. Gill, and Jerry H. Gurwitz

25. Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Aging, Joseph T. Hanlon, Marc R. Blackman, and Ronald M. Glick

26. Team Care, Ellen Flaherty, Kathryn Hyer, and Terry Fulmer

27. Social Work, Ruth E. Dunkle and Mary Catherine Dennis

28. Self-Management of Health Behavior in Geriatric Medicine, W. Jack Rejeski, Lawrence R. Brawley, and Mary E. Jung

29. Rehabilitation of the Older Adult, Cynthia J. Brown and Claire Peel

30. Pain Management, Bruce A. Ferrell and Susan I. Charette

31. Palliative Care, Audrey Chun and R. Sean Morrison

32. Legal Issues, Marshall B. Kapp

33. Spirituality, Timothy P. Daaleman

34. Ethical Issues in Geriatric Medicine, Jason H. T. Karlawish and Bryan D. James

Section D: Surgical Management

35. Perioperative Evaluation and Management, Preeti N. Malani, Peter V. Vaitkevicius, and Mark B. Orringer

36. Anesthesia for Elderly Patients, Jeffrey H. Silverstein and G. Alec Rooke

37. Surgical Outcomes, Emily Finlayson and John D. Birkmeyer

Section E: Nutrition

38. Nutrition and Aging, Dennis H. Sullivan and Larry E. Johnson

39. Weight and Age: Paradoxes and Conundrums, Tamara B. Harris

40. Malnutrition and Enteral/Parenteral Alimentation, Jeffrey I. Wallace

41. Disorders of Swallowing, JoAnne Robbins, Jacqueline Hind, and Steven Barczi

42. Oral Cavity, Jonathan A. Ship

Section F: Sensory Function

43. Assessment and Rehabilitation of Older Adults with Low Vision, Gale R. Watson

44. Age-Related Changes in the Auditory System, Su-Hua Sha, Andra E. Talaska, and Jochen Schacht

Section G: Gender and Sexuality

45. Sex and Gender Across the Human Life Span, William R. Hazzard

46. Menopause and Midlife Health Changes, MaryFran R. Sowers

47. Sexuality, Sexual Function, and the Aging Woman, Stacy Tessler Lindau

48. Gynecologic Disorders, Karen L. Miller and Tomas L. Griebling

49. Sexuality, Sexual Function, Androgen Therapy, and the Aging Male, J. Lisa Tenover

50. Benign Prostate Disorders, Catherine E. DuBeau


51. Aging and Hemeostatic Regulation, George A. Kuchel

52. Frailty, Linda P. Fried, Jeremy D. Walston, and Luigi Ferrucci

53. Delirium, Sharon K. Inouye, Michael A. Fearing, and Edward R. Marcantonio

54. Falls, Mary B. King

55. Sleep Disorders, Mairav Cohen-Zion and Sonia Ancoli-Israel

56. Dizziness, Aman Nanda and Richard W. Besdine

57. Syncope, Rose Anne Kenny

58. Pressure Ulcers, Barbara M. Bates-Jensen

59. Incontinence, Theodore M. Johnson, II, and Joseph G. Ouslander

60. Elder Mistreatment, Mark S. Lachs


Section A: Human Brain

61. Cellular and Neurochemical Aspects of the Aging Human Brain, Mark P. Mattson

62. Cognitive Changes Associated with Normal and Pathological Aging, Suzanne Craft, Brenna Cholerton, and Mark Reger

63. Psychoactive Drug Therapy, Bruce G. Pollock, Todd P. Semla, and Christina E. Forsyth

64. Cerebrovascular Disease, Eric Edward Smith, Ferdinand Buonanno, Aneesh Bhim Singhal, and J. Philip Kistler

65. Dementia Including Alzheimer's Disease, Cynthia M. Carlson, Carey E. Gleason, Luigi Puglielli, and Sanjay Asthana

66. Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders, Stanley Fahn

67. Other Neurodegenerative Disorders, Victor Valcour and Bruce Miller

68. Traumatic Brain Injury, Sterling C. Johnson

69. Epilepsy, Ilo E. Leppik

70. Late-Life Mood Disorders, Dan G. Blazer

71. Schizophrenia, Danielle I. Anderson and Peter V. Rabins

72. General Topics in Geriatric Psychiatry, Mustafa M. Husain, Shawn M. McClintock, Kip E. Queenan, Aaron Van Wright, and Rajbir Bakshi

73. Management of Agitation in Dementia, Marcella Pascualy, Eric Petrie, Lucy Y. Wang, Suzanne B. Murray, and Elaine Peskind

Section B: Cardiology

74. Effects of Aging on Cardiovascular Structure and Function, Dalane W. Kitzma and George Taffet

75. Aging and Atherosclerosis, Susan Cheng, Susan M. Bell, and Susan J. Zieman

76. Coronary Heart Disease, Eric D. Peterson and Shahyar M. Gharacholou

77. Valvular Heart Disease, Nikhila Deo and Niloo M. Edwards

78. Heart Failure, Michael W. Rich

79. Cardiac Arrhythmias, Ziao-Ke Liu, Arshad Jahangir, and Win-Kuang Shen

80. Peripheral Vascular Disease, Andrew W. Gardner, John D. Sorkin, and Azhar Afaq

81. Hypertension, Mark A. Supiano

Section C: Respiratory System

82. Aging of the Respiratory System, Paul L. Enright

83. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sachin Yende, Anne B. Newman, and don Sin

84. Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Disease, Victor J. Thannickal and Galen B. Toews

Section D: Nephrology

85. Changes in Kidney Function, Jocelyn Wiggins and Sanjeevkumar R. Patel

86. Renal Disease, Lynn Schlanger, Jeff M. Sands, and James L. Bailey

87. End-Stage Renal Disease, Mark L. Unruh

88. Disorders of Fluid Balance, Myron Miller

Section E: Gastroentorology

89. Effect of Aging on Gastrointestinal Function, Karen E. Hall

90. Hepatic, Biliary, and Pancreatic Disease, Justin C. Rice, Courtney Barancin, Mark Benson, and Michael Lucey

91. Upper Gastrointestinal Disorders, Alberto Pilotto and Marilisa Franceschi

92. Common Large Intestinal Disorders, Leon S. Maratchi and David A. Greenwald

93. Constipation, Danielle Harari

Section F: Onology

94. Oncology and Aging: General Principles, Arati V. Rao and Harvey Jay Cohen

95. Breast Disease, Gretchen G. Kimmick and Hyman B. Muss

96. Prostate Cancer, Kenneth J. Pienta

97. Lung Cancer, Daniel Morgensztern, Ramaswamy Govindan, and Michael C. Perry

98. Gastrointestinal Malignancies, Nadine A. Jackson and Peter C. Enzinger

99. Intracranial Neoplasms, Noelle K. LoConte, Julie E. Chang, and H. Ian Robins

100. Skin Cancer, Mathew W. Ludgate, Timothy M. Johnson, and Timothy S. Wang

Section G: Hematology

101. Aging of the Hematopoietic System, Gurkamal S. Chatta and Daniel A. Lipschitz

102. Anemia, Paulo H.M. Chaves

103. White Cell Disorders, Heidi D. Klepin and Bayard L. Powell

104. Non-Hodgkin's and Hodgkin's Lymphomas and Myeloma, William Ershler and Dan L. Longo

105. Thrombosis, Martin O'Donnell, Jeffrey S. Ginsberg, adn Clive Kearon

106. Hemorrhagic Disorders, Julia A.M. Anderson and Agnes Y.Y. Lee

Section H: Endocrinology and Metabolism

107. Aging and the Endocrine System and Selected Endocrine Disorders, David A. Gruenewald and Alvin M. Matsumoto

108. Thyroid Diseases, Jerome M. Hershman, Sima Hassani, and Mary J. Samuels

109. Diabetes Mellitus, Annette M. Chang and Jeffrey B. Halter

110. Dyslipoproteinemia, Leslie I. Katzel, Jacob Blumenthal, John D. Sorkin, and Andrew P. Goldberg

111. Hyperparathyroidism and Paget's Disease of Bone, Kenneth W. Lyles

Section I: Mobility and Musculoskeletal System

112. Aging of the Muscles and Joints, Richard F. Loeser, Jr., and Osvaldo Delbono

113. Biomechanics of Mobility, James A. Ashton-Miller and Neil B. Alexander

114. Exercise: Physiologic and Functional Effects, Robert S. Schwartz and Wendy M. Kohrt

115. Mobility, Jennifer Brach, Caterina Rosano, and Stephanie Studenski

116. Osteoarthritis, Shari M. Lang and Yvette L. Ju

117. Osteoporosis, Gustavo Duque and Bruce R. Troen

118. Hip Fractures, Ram R. Miller, Colleen Christmas, and Jay Magaziner

119. Myopathy, Polymyalgia Rheumatics, and Temporal Arthritis, Yuri R. Nakasato and Bruce A. Carnes

120. Rheumatoid Arthritis and Other Autoimmune Diseases, Raymond Yung

121. Back Pain and Spinal Stenosis, Leo M. Cooney, Jr.

122. Primary Considerations in Managing the Older Patient with Foot Problems, Arthur E. Helfand

123. Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain Syndromes, Cheryl D. Bernstein and Debra K. Weiner

Section J: Infectious Diseases and Immunology

124. Infection in the Elderly, Kevin P. High

125. General Principles of Antimicrobial Selection, Maureen Bolon and Stephen G. Weber

126. Pneumonia, Thomas J. Marrie

127. Urinary Tract Infections, Lindsay E. Nicolle

128. Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection, Amy C. Justice
129. Herpes Zoster, Jack I. Twersky and Kenneth Schmader

130. Influenza and Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Mark B. Loeb


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