Fundamentals of Geriatric Medicine: A Case-Based Approach

Paperback | February 26, 2007

EditorRainier P. SorianoOtherHelen Fernandez, Christine K. Cassel

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This book distills the wealth of knowledge contained in the classic text, Geriatric Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach, 4/e into a practical guide for primary care, family medicine, and internal medicine residents. Written by top experts in the field, the book offers a detailed, compact overview of geriatric care. It addresses geriatric pharmacology, Medicare and Medicaid, and numerous other subjects unique to older adults. The case-based instructional approach helps readers navigate the complexity of prevention, presentation, and treatment for conditions such as depression, dementia, and hypertension. Graphs and tables aid the reader in determining the proper courses of treatment.

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This book distills the wealth of knowledge contained in the classic text, Geriatric Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach, 4/e into a practical guide for primary care, family medicine, and internal medicine residents. Written by top experts in the field, the book offers a detailed, compact overview of geriatric care. It addresses geriat...

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As the population ages, the unique needs of elderly patients are becoming increasingly important to practitioners of primary care, geriatric medicine, family medicine, and internal medicine. Physicians need a handy resource that presents the essentials of geriatric medicine and suggests simple ways to provide better care. Experts in ge...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:648 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.27 inPublished:February 26, 2007Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387323244

ISBN - 13:9780387323244

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Table of Contents

Approach to the Older Adult Patient.- The Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment.- Geriatric Pharmacology and Drug Prescribing For Older Adults.- Sites of Care for Older Adults.- Medicare and Medicaid.- Psychosocial Influences in Health in Late Life.- Medico-Legal Aspects of Older Adult Care.- Prevention and Chemoprophylaxis in the Elderly.- Vision and Hearing Impairments.- Exercise and Rehabilitation.- Nutrition.- The Older Surgical Patient.- Depression, Dementia, Delirium.- Insomnia and Other Sleep Disorders.- Transient Ischemic Attacks and Stroke.- Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders.- Chronic Dizziness and Syncope.- Osteoarthritis.- Osteoporosis.- Instability and Falls.- Hip Fractures.- Hypertension.- Cardiovascular and Peripheral Arterial Diseases.- Diabetes Mellitus.- Thyroid Disease.- Anemia in the Elderly.- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.- Erectile Dysfunction.- Urinary Incontinence.- Pressure Ulcers.- Overview of Palliative Care.- Principles of Pain Management

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From the reviews:"Fundamentals of Geriatric Medicine comprehensively covers the broad field of geriatric medicine in 624 pages. . The bibliography at the end of each chapter is up to date . . The book is reasonably priced . . It provides clinically relevant information in an excellent, straightforward manner. It will be decidedly useful to medical students, residents, fellows, and primary care clinicians (physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistant)." (Aman Nanda, Journal of the American Mathematical Association, Vol. 298 (12), 2007)"This is a practical educational companion to the fourth edition of Geriatric Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach, by Christine K. Cassel ... . The layout is easy to read and concise. ... This is an excellent text for medical students and residents completing a rotation in geriatric medicine. Primary care Physicians ... will also find this book to be of great value." (Gregory J. Hanson, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Vol. 82 (9), September, 2007)