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TitleGeriatric Medicine [electronic resource] / edited by Christine K. Cassel, Harvey J. Cohen, Eric B. Larson, Diane E. Meier, Neil M. Resnick, Laurence Z. Rubenstein, Leif B. Sorensen
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 1997
Edition Third Edition
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-2705-0
Descript LXIV, 1069 p. online resource

SUMMARY

The third edition of Geriatric Medicine appears at a crucial time for health professionยญ als, a time when the values and goals of our overall American health care system are being reoriented to those values and goals that have long been at the core of geriatrics. It is likely that the readership of this highly respected textbook will be even substanยญ tially greater than that for the two previous editions or, for that matter, for any other textbook on geriatric medicine published in the United States. This third edition continues what its predecessors began-the goal of closing the gap between our knowlยญ edge of the proper care of older persons and our capacity to deliver that care. Numerous journal articles and forewords and prefaces to geriatrics textbooks claim that the field of geriatrics has matured. Geriatrics may have "matured" since the publication of the first edition of Geriatric Medicine in 1984, but the maturation process has been slow and is still incomplete. It is true that the field has advanced in many areas. It has been recognized as an area of added qualification by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Family Practice, and they have certified thousands of fully qualified physicians in geriatrics over the past decade


CONTENT

1. Basics of Gerontology -- 1. Molecular and Biologic Factors in Aging: The Origins, Causes, and Prevention of Senescence -- 2. The Demography of Aging -- 3. Epidemiology and Aging -- 4. Social and Psychological Characteristics -- 5. Principles of Pharmacology -- 2. Contexts of Care in Geriatric Medicine -- 6. Contexts of Care -- 7. Long-Term Care -- 8. The Physician and the Care of the Nursing Home Patient -- 9. Home Care -- 10. Acute Hospital Care -- 11. Geriatric Emergencies -- 3. Clinical Approach to the Geriatric Patient -- 12. Clinical Approach: An Overview -- 13. Instruments to Assess Functional Status -- 14. Neuropsychological Testing -- 15. Preoperative Assessment and Perioperative Care -- 16. Determination of Decision-Making Capacity -- 17. Rehabilitation -- 4. Medical Disorders -- 18. Screening for Cancer -- 19. The Science of Neoplasia -- 20. Breast Cancer -- 21. Colon Cancer and Other Gastrointestinal Malignancies -- 22. Lung Cancer -- 23. Prostate Cancer -- 24. Gynecologic Cancers -- 25. Hematologic Malignancies -- 26. Cardiovascular Disease -- 27. Hypertension -- 28. Management of Peripheral Vascular Disease -- 29. Osteoporosis and Other Disorders of Skeletal Aging -- 30. Orthopedic Problems -- 31. Rheumatologic Diseases -- 32. Treatment of Diabetes -- 33. Thyroid Disorders -- 34. Changes in Male Sexual Function -- 35. Menopause/Female Sexual Function -- 36. Gynecologic and Urologic Problems of Older Women -- 37. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia -- 38. Nephrology/Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders -- 39. Changes in Immunologic Function -- 40. Infectious Diseases -- 41. Hematologic Problems -- 42. Gastroenterologic Disorders -- 43. Pulmonary Disease -- 44. Dermatologic Diseases and Problems -- 45. Changes and Diseases of the Aging Eye -- 46. Otologic Changes and Disorders -- 47. Aging and the Oral Cavity -- 48. Urinary Incontinence -- 49. Syncope -- 50. Pressure Ulcers -- 51. Falls -- 52. Nutrition -- 53. Exercise -- 54. Sleep and Sleep Disorders -- 55. Herpes Zoster -- 56. Elder Abuse -- 57. Pain and Pain Management -- 58. Care Near the End of Life -- 5. Neurologic and Psychiatric Disorders -- 59. Dementia -- 60. Delirium -- 61. Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke -- 62. Abnormalities of Posture and Movement -- 63. Depression, Anxiety, and Other Affective Disorders -- 6. Ethics and Health Policy Issues for Older Adults -- 64. Overview of Ethical Issues -- 65. Justice and the Allocation of Health Care Resources -- 66. Medical Treatment and the Physicianโ{128}{153}s Legal Duties -- 67. Patientโ{128}{153}s Advance Directives for Health Care in Case of Incapacity -- 68. Ethical Challenges to Research -- 69. The Value of Achieving a Peaceful Death


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