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Primary Care Geriatrics

A Case-Based Approach

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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Published: September 2006

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-03930-7

Contents

  • UNIT ONE: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE

    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

    UNIT TWO: GERIATRIC SYNDROMES AND COMMON SPECIAL PROBLEMS

    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

    UNIT THREE: SELECTED CLINICAL PROBLEMS OF THE ORGAN SYSTEMS

    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

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