Primary Care Geriatrics

A Case-Based Approach


  • Richard Ham, MD, Director, WVU Center on Aging, Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Psychiatry, Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Philip Sloane, MD, MPH, Elizabeth and Oscar Goodwin Distinguished Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Co-Director, Program on Aging, Disability and Long-Term Care, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Gregg Warshaw, MD, Martha Betty Semmons Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Director, Geriatric Medicine Program, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Marie Bernard, MD, The Donald W. Reynolds Chair in Geriatric Medicine; Professor & Chairman, Reynolds Department of Geriatrics, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine; Associate Chief of Staff, Geriatrics & Extended Care, Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Ellen Flaherty, PhD, APRN, AGSF, Dartmouth Center for Health and Aging, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth; Department of Primary Care-Geriatrics, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire

Designed for anyone involved in treating geriatric patients, this New Edition continues to be the best comprehensive source for clinical solutions for the challenging geriatric population. Inside, you'll find a wealth of information on the principles of geriatric primary care...detailed, case-based approaches to major geriatric syndromes...and presentations of common conditions and situations. What's more, the 5th Edition now includes evidence-based medicine that helps you form a definitive diagnosis and create the best treatment plans possible and a BONUS CD-ROM containing supplemental materials.
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Book information

  • Published: September 2006
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-03930-7

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Caring for Older Patients and an Aging Population

Chapter 2: Clinical Implications of Normal Aging

Chapter 3: Illness and Aging

Chapter 4: Primary Care Assessment of the Geriatric Patient

Chapter 5: Health Maintenance, Exercise and Nutrition

Chapter 6: Clinical Pharmacology

Chapter 7: Ethnic and Cultural Aspects of Geriatrics

Chapter 8: Ethics

Chapter 9: Health Care System

Chapter 10: Perioperative Care

Chapter 11: Long-Term Care

Chapter 12: Home Care

Chapter 13: Rehabilitation

Chapter 14: Palliative Care


Chapter 15: Delirium

Chapter 16: Alzheimer’s Disease and other Dementias

Chapter 17: Depression

Chapter 18: Gait and Immobility

Chapter 19: Dizziness

Chapter 20: Syncope

Chapter 21: Falls

Chapter 22: Urinary Incontinence

Chapter 23: Constipation and Fecal Incontinence

Chapter 24: Hearing Impairment

Chapter 25: Visual Impairment and Eye Problems

Chapter 26: Persistent Pain

Chapter 27: Malnutrition and Feeding Problems

Chapter 28: Pressure Ulcers

Chapter 29: Hypothermia and Hyperthermia

Chapter 30: Sleep Disorders

Chapter 31: Sexual Health

Chapter 32: Elder Mistreatment and Neglect

Chapter 33: Alcoholism

Chapter 34: The Older Adult Driver


Chapter 35: Hypertension

Chapter 36: Coronary Artery Disease

Chapter 37: Congestive Heart Failure

Chapter 38: Peripheral Vascular Disease

Chapter 39: Cerebrovascular Disease

Chapter 40: Diabetes Mellitus

Chapter 41: Thyroid Disorders

Chapter 42: Osteoporosis

Chapter 43: Arthritis and Related Disorders

Chapter 44: Foot Problems

Chapter 45: Cancer

Chapter 46: COPD and Lower Respiratory Infections

Chapter 47: Urinary Tract Infections

Chapter 48: The Acute Abdomen

Chapter 49: Prostate Disease

Chapter 50: Parkinson's Disease

Chapter 51: Oral Problems

Chapter 52: Skin Problems