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Fundamentals of Geriatric Medicine A Case-Based Approach

ISBN-10: 0387323244

ISBN-13: 9780387323244

Edition: 2007

Authors: Christine K. Cassel, Rainier P. Soriano, Helen M. Fernandez, Rosanne M. Leipzig

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The wealth of knowledge contained in the classic text, Geriatric Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach, 4/e, by Cassel et al. has been streamlined into this handy guide that enables primary care, family medicine, and internal medicine residents to quickly integrate the material into clinical practice. Written by top experts in the field, this book is an excellent overview of geriatric care. It addresses geriatric pharmacology, Medicare and Medicaid, and other subjects unique to older adults. The text has a case-based instructional approach that helps readers navigate the complexity of disease prevention, presentation, and treatment for conditions such as depression, dementia, and hypertension. Graphs and tables also aid the reader in determining the proper courses of treatment. The broad range of knowledge and skill presented in this practical guide make it an essential resource for all those caring for the elderly.
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Book details

List price: $139.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 2/26/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 628
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Contributors
Introduction
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 on Health in Later Life
Medicolegal Aspects of the Care of Older Adults
Prevention and Chemoprophylaxis in the Elderly
Vision and Hearing Impairments
Exercise and Rehabilitation
Nutrition
The Older Surgical Patient
Depression, Dementia, and Delirium
Insomnia and Other Sleep Disorders
Transient Ischemic Attack and Stroke
Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders
Dizziness and Syncope
Osteoarthritis
Osteoporosis
Instability and Falls
Hip Fractures
Hypertension
Cardiovascular and Peripheral Arterial Diseases
Diabetes Mellitus
Thyroid Disorders
Anemia in the Elderly
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Erectile Dysfunction
Urinary Incontinence
Pressure Ulcers
Overview of Palliative Care and Non-Pain Symptom Management
Principles of Pain Management
Index