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Geriatric Medicine An Evidence-Based Approach

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ISBN-10: 0387955143

ISBN-13: 9780387955148

Edition: 4th 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Christine K. Cassel, Harvey Jay Cohen, Eric B. Larson, Rosanne M. Leipzig, Diane E. Meier

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The new edition of this established text provides a thorough review of geriatric medicine, beginning with the basics. The contributors discuss the contextuality of geriatric care, clinical approaches & there is a section on palliative care.
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Book details

List price: $379.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 1/27/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1318
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 2.75" tall
Weight: 7.414

Harvey Jay Cohen, M.D., is professor of medicine & director of the Center for the Study of Aging & Human Development at Duke University (voted one of the top centers of aging studies by "U.S. News & World Report") & of the Geriatric Research Education & Clinical Center at the VAMC, Durham, North Carolina. He lives in North Carolina.

Basics of Gerontology
Evidence-Based Medicine and Geriatrics
Molecular and Biologic Factors in Aging
Physiology of Aging
The Demography of Aging
Epidemiology and Aging
Psychosocial Influences on Health in Later Life
Principles of Pharmacology
Clinical Strategies of Prescribing for Older Adults
Changing Contexts of Care in Geriatric Medicine
Contexts of Care
The Long and the Short of Long-Term Care
The Geriatrician in the Nursing Home
Home Care
Acute Hospital Care
Clinical Approaches to the Geriatric Patient
Clinical Approach to the Older Patient: An Overview
Chronic Disease Management
Instruments to Assess Functional Status
Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment and Systems Approaches to Geriatric Care
Neuropsychological Testing
Preoperative Assessment and Perioperative Care
Anesthesia for the Geriatric Patient
Surgical Approaches to the Geriatric Patient
Palliative Care
Old Age and Care Near the End of Life
Doctor-Patient Communication Issues
Care Near the End of Life
Sources of Suffering in the Elderly
Acute and Chronic Pain
Palliative Care in Early, Moderate, and Advanced Dementia
The Value of Achieving a Peaceful Death
Medical Care
Cancer in the Elderly
Cancer in the Elderly: An Overview
The Science of Neoplasia and Its Relationship to Aging
Screening for Cancer
Breast Cancer
Colon Cancer and Other Gastrointestinal Malignancies
Lung Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Gynecologic Cancers
Hematologic Malignancies
Organ System Diseases and Disorders
Cardiovascular Disease
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Rheumatologic Diseases
Skeletal Fragility in the Elderly
Orthopedic Problems with Aging
Medical Aspects of Hip Fracture Management
Treatment of Diabetes
Thyroid Disorders
Changes in Male Sexuality
Sexual Function and the Older Woman
Gynecologic and Urologic Problems of Older Women
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Nephrology/Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders
Immunology of Aging
Infectious Diseases
Hematologic Problems
Gastroenterologic Disorders
Pulmonary Disease
Dermatologic Diseases and Problems
Changes and Diseases of the Aging Eye
Otologic Changes and Disorders
Aging and the Oral Cavity
Common Problems in Older Adults
Dietary Supplements for Geriatric Patients
Urinary Incontinence
Syncope in the Elderly
Management of Chronic Wounds
Chronic Dizziness and Vertigo
Sleep and Sleep Disorders
Herpes Zoster
Elder Mistreatment
Neurologic and Psychiatric Disorders
Neurobiologic Basis of Age-Related Dementing Disorders
Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke
Abnormalities of Posture and Movement
Depression, Anxiety, and Other Mood Disorders
Late-Life Psychosis
Ethics and Health Policy Issues for Older Adults
Mechanisms of Paying for Health Care
Justice and the Allocation of Health Care Resources
Medical Treatment and the Physician's Legal Duties
Determination of Decision-Making Capacity
Ethical and Policy Issues in End-of-Life Care
Ethical Challenges to Research in Geriatric Medicine