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Geriatric Medicine
An Evidence-Based Approach
Fourth Edition
by Christine K. Cassel

Geriatric Medicine offers practical and comprehensive coverage of the diseases, common problems, and medical care of older persons.

Geriatric Medicine will be an all-encompassing, authoritative volume on geriatric medicine, needed more than ever because the over-80 population is the fastest growing age group in the country.


Basics of Gerontology

  1. Evidence-Based Medicine and Geriatrics
  2. Molecular and Biologic Factors in Aging
  3. Physiology of Aging
  4. The Demography of Aging
  5. Epidemiology and Aging
...and chapters 6-8

Changing Context of Care in Geriatric Medicine

  1. Context of Care
  2. The Long and the Short of Long-Term Care
  3. The Geriatrician in the Nursing Home
  4. Home Care
  5. Acute Hospital Care

Clinical Approaches to the Geriatric Patient

  1. Clinical Approach to the Older Patient: An Overview
  2. Chronic Disease Management
  3. Prevention
  4. Instruments to Assess Functional Status
  5. Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment and Systems Approaches to Geriatric Care
...and chapters 19-23

Palliative Care

  1. Old Age and Care Near the End of Life
  2. Doctor-Patient Communication Issues
  3. Care Near the Communication Issues
  4. Sources of Suffering in the Elderly
  5. Acute and Chronic Pain
...and chapters 29-30

Medical Care—Section A: Cancer in the Elderly

  1. The Science of Neoplasia and Its Relationship to Aging
  2. Screening for Cancer
  3. Breast Cancer
  4. Colon Cancer and Other Gastrointestinal Malignancies
  5. Lung Cancer
...and chapters 36-38

Section B: Organ System Disease and Disorders

  1. Cardiovascular Disease
  2. Hypertension
  3. Peripheral Arterial Disease
  4. Rheumatologic Diseases
  5. Skeletal Fragility in the Elderly
...and chapters 44-61

Section C: Common Problems in Older Adults

  1. Dietary Supplements for Geriatric Patients
  2. Urinary Incontinence
  3. Syncope in the Elderly
  4. Management of Chronic Wounds
  5. Falls
...and chapters 67-73

Neurologic and Psychiatric Disorders

  1. Dementia
  2. Neurobiologic Basis of Age-Related Dementing Disorders
  3. Delirium
  4. Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke
  5. Abnormalities of Posture and Movement
...and chapters 79-80

Ethics and Health Policy Issues for Older Adults

  1. Mechanisms of Paying for Health Care
  2. Justice and the Allocation of Health Care Resources
  3. Medical Treatment and the Physician's Legal Duties
  4. Determination of Decision-Making Capacity
  5. Ethical and Policy Issues in End-of-Life Care
  6. Ethical Challenges to Research in Geriatric Medicine


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Geriatric Medicine
An Evidence-Based Approach
Fourth Edition
by Christine K. Cassel

2006 • 1318 pages • $228.00 + shipping
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