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TitleGeriatric Medicine [electronic resource] / edited by Christine K. Cassel, Donald E. Riesenberg, Leif B. Sorensen, John R. Walsh
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 1990
Edition Second Edition
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-2093-8
Descript XXVII, 697 p. 75 illus., 26 illus. in color. online resource

SUMMARY

Reorganized into a single, tightly focused volume, the new edition of Geriatric Medicine offers practical, authoritative, and comprehensive coverage of the diseases, common problems, and medical care of older persons. The thorough revision includes new chapters on "Urinary Incontinence" and "Falls" as well as expanded discussions of rheumatic/orthopedic disorders and neuropsychological testing. Particularly noteworthy is the superb chapter on "Dementia"; written by a neurologist and a psychiatrist, it provides a remarkably complete account of the dementing disorders. The book also reviews central issues in health care systems and policies, including the unique legal aspects of caring for older persons and the rising importance of home care


CONTENT

Fundamentals -- 1. Cellular Aging -- 2. Demography, Epidemiology, and Aging -- 3. Social and Psychological Characteristics of Older Persons -- 4. Ethical Problems in Geriatric Medicine -- 5. Neuropsychological Testing -- 6. Instruments to Assess Functional Status -- 7. Principles of Pharmacology -- 8. Screening for Disease in Elderly Persons -- 9. Patterns of Disease: The Challenge of Multiple Illnesses -- 10. Clinical Evaluation of the Patient -- 11. Preoperative Assessment and Perioperative Care -- 12. Rehabilitation -- Medical Disorders -- 13. Hypertension -- 14. Cardiovascular Disease -- 15. Disorders of Skeletal Aging -- 16. Rheumatology -- 17. Orthopedic Problems -- 18. Diabetes Mellitus -- 19. Thyroid Disorders -- 20. Male Sexual Function -- 21. Diseases of the Prostate -- 22. The Menopause and Beyond -- 23. Gynecology -- 24. Nephrology/Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders -- 25. Immunology and Infectious Disease -- 26. Hematology -- 27. Gastroenterology -- 28. Pulmonary Diseases -- 29. Dermatology -- 30. Ophthalmology -- 31. Otology -- 32. Oral Disease -- Neurologic and Psychiatric Disorders -- 33. Dementia -- 34. Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke -- 35. Abnormalities of Posture and Movement -- 36. Depression and Other Affective Disorders -- 37. Anxiety, Paranoia, and Personality Disorders -- Common Problems in Elderly Persons -- 38. Voiding Dysfunction and Urinary Incontinence -- 39. Pressure Sores -- 40. Falls -- 41. Nutrition -- 42. Exercise -- 43. Sleep and Sleep Disorders -- 44. Hypothermia -- 45. Pain and Pain Management -- 46. Care Near the End of Life -- Health Systems, Policies, and Issues -- 47. Justice and the Allocation of Health Care Resources -- 48. Medical Treatment and the Physicianโ{128}{153}s Legal Duties -- 49. Elder Abuse -- 50. Long-Term Care -- 51. The Physician and the Care of the Nursing Home Resident -- 52. Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Teamwork in Geriatrics


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