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Principles of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology
Fifth Edition
by William R. Hazzard

Principles of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology presents the latest in diagnosis and management of disorders affecting the elderly.

Principles of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology has been significantly reorganized to enhance:

  • geriatric assessment skills
  • general medical management
  • management of specific diseases
  • surgical management
  • gender issues in clinical geriatrics
  • and more

Featuring experts from geriatric medicine and gerontology, Principles of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology provides a uniquely holistic approach for elder care.


Principles of Gerontology

  1. The Biology of Aging and Longevity
  2. Genetics of Age-Dependent Human Diseases
  3. Immunology of Aging
  4. Demography and Epidemiology
  5. Psychosocial Aspects of Aging
  6. Preventive Gerontology: Strategies for Optimizing Health Across the Life Span

Principles of Geriatric Care

  1. Approach to Clinical Care of the Older Patient
  2. Principles of Geriatric Assessment
  3. Mental Status and Neurologic Examination in the Elderly
  4. Assessment of Decisional Capacity and Competency
  5. Diagnostic Tests
  6. Principles of Screeing in Older Adults
  7. The Health Care System
  8. Acute Care
  9. Critical Care in the Elderly: Optimizing Outcomes for Older Patients Admitted to Intensive Care
  10. Subacute Care
  11. Nursing Home Care
  12. Community-Based Long-Term Care and Home Care
  13. Medication Use
  14. Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Aging
  15. Team Care
  16. Families, Social Support, and Caregiving
  17. Health Behaviors and Adherence
  18. Geriatric Rehabilitation
  19. Pain Management
  20. Care of the Dying Patient
  21. Legal Issues
  22. Spirituality and the Elderly
  23. Ethical Issues in Geriatric Medicine: Informed Consent, Surrogate Decision Making and Advance Care Planning
  24. Perioperative Evaluation and Management
  25. Anesthesia for Elderly Patients
  26. Surgery in the Elderly Population

Organ Systems and Disease

  1. Aging of the Cardiovascular System
  2. Aging and Atherosclerosis
  3. Coronary Heart Disease
  4. Valvular Heart Disease
  5. Heart Failure
  6. Cardiac Arrhythmias in Elderly People: Advances in Diagnosis and Management
  7. Peripheral Vascular Disease
  8. Hypertension
  9. Aging of the Respiratory System
  10. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  11. Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Disease in the Elderly Population
  12. Changes in Renal Function
  13. Renal Disease
  14. End-Stage Renal Disease
  15. Disorders of Fluid Balance
  16. Effect of Aging on Gastrointestinal Function
  17. Hepatic, Biliary and Pancreatic Disease
  18. Upper Gastrointestinal Disorders
  19. Common Large Intestinal Disorders
  20. Constipation in Older People
  21. Oncology and Aging: General Principles of Cancer in the Elderly
  22. Breast Disease
  23. Prostate Cancer and the Geriatric Patient
  24. Lung Cancer
  25. Gastrointestinal Malignancies
  26. Intracranial Neoplasms in Elderly People
  27. Skin Cancer
  28. Aging of the Hematopoietic System
  29. Anemia
  30. White Cell Disorders
  31. Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Hodgkin's Disease, and Multiple Myeloma
  32. Thrombotic and Hemorrphagic Disorders
  33. Aging of the Endocrine System and Selected Endocrine Disorders
  34. Thyroid Diseases
  35. Diabetes Mellitus
  36. Dyslipoproteinemia
  37. Hyperparathyroidism and Paget's Disease of Bone
  38. Aging of the Muscles and Joints
  39. Biomechanics of Mobility in Older Adults
  40. Excercise in Elderly People: Physiologic and Functional Effecs
  41. Mobility
  42. Osteoarthritis
  43. Osteoporosis
  44. Hip Fractures
  45. Myopathies, Polymyalgia Rheumatica, and Giant Cell Arteritis
  46. Rheumatoid Arthritis and Other Autoimmune Diseases
  47. Back Pain and Spinal Stenosis
  48. Common Foot Problems
  49. Other Arthropathies and Regional Musculoskeletal Disorders
  50. Infection in the Elderly
  51. Pneumonia
  52. Tuberculosis
  53. Urinary Tract Infections in the Elderly
  54. Infections of the Nervous System
  55. Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Sydrome
  56. Zoster
  57. Influenza

Cross Cutting Domains

Chapters 90-103


Chapters 104-115

Geriatric Sydromes

Chapters 116-125


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Fifth Edition
by William R. Hazzard

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