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Geriatric Otolaryngology
edited by Karen H. Calhoun

Geriatric Otolaryngology serves as an invaluable source of guidance on perioperative assessment, operative procedures and outcomes, and new strategies for reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.


  • Analyzes the available treatment options for each disorder discussed in the text and lists specific drugs, dosing patterns, interactions, and common adverse reactions
  • Discusses the general risks and benefits of various surgical procedures and considers clinical tests from a patient's perspective
  • Explores psychosocial factors influencing the care of the aging patient-including chapters on social isolation, substance misuse, elder abuse, and end-of- life care
  • Covers topics ranging from hearing loss and problems of swallowing, taste, and smell to vocal cord paralysis, oral lesions, and insomnia
  • Supplies sections on postoperative and chronic pain management
  • Contains 181 illustrations


Geriatric Otolaryngology

  1. Clinical Approach to the Geriatric Patient
  2. Biology of Aging
  3. Introduction to Geriatric Otolaryngology
  4. Cerumen Impaction
  5. Amplification and the Geriatric Patient
  6. Presbycosis
  7. Tinnitus in the Elderly Patient
  8. Hearing Protection for the Retired Adult
  9. Multisensory Impairment in Older Adults
  10. Mal de Debarquement
  11. Meniere's Disease in the Elderly
  12. Dizziness in the Elderly
  13. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
  14. Balance Rehabilitation

Taste, Smell, and Nasal Problems

  1. Olfaction and Aging
  2. Alfactory Dysfunction in Neurodegenerative Diseases
  3. Taste Changes in the Elderly
  4. Sinusitis
  5. Allergic Rhinitis in the Elderly
  6. Rhinitis in the Aging Patient
  7. Epistaxis in the Geriatric Population

Oral Disorders

  1. Oral Mucosal Pathology in the Geriatric Population
  2. Halitosis in the Elderly
  3. Oral Health Care of the Elderly Patient
  4. Burning Mouth

Voice and Swallowing

  1. Effects of Aging on Swallowing
  2. Dysphagia Evaluation
  3. Xerostomia in the Elderly
  4. Zenker's Diverticulum
  5. Surgical Management of Aspiration int eh Geriatric Patient
  6. Sialorrhea in the Geriatric Population
  7. Post-Stroke Swallowing Rehabilitation
  8. The Effects of Age on the Voice
  9. Vocal Fold Paralysis: Surgical Treatment
  10. Cough
  11. Laryngopharyngeal Reflux in the Elderly

Sleep Disorders

  1. Identifying and Treating Sleep Disorders in the Elderly
  2. Methodologies in the Diagnosis of Sleep Apnea
  3. Snoring: Simple to Obstructive Apnea
  4. Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome
  5. Surgical Treatment of Sleep-Disordered Breathing
  6. Obstructive Sleep Apnea Epidemiology and Patient-Centered Measures

Head and Neck Problems

  1. Overview of Head and Neck Cancer
  2. Head and Neck Cancer in the Geriatric Patient
  3. Thyroid Diseases in the Elderly
  4. Parathyroid Diseases in the Elderly
  5. Facial Nerve Dysfunction
  6. Disorders of the Salivary Glands
  7. Reconstructive Issues in the Elderly Patient with Head and Neck Cancer

Appearance Changes

  1. Appearance Changes with Aging
  2. Reconstruction in the Elderly Patient
  3. Cosmetic Surgery in the Elderly Patient

Psychosocial Issues in the Care of the Elderly

  1. Delirium and Demential in the Elderly
  2. Sensory Impairment and Deprivation in the Elderly
  3. Social Isolation
  4. Substance Misuse in the Elderly
  5. Elder Abuse
  6. Anxiety and Depression in Older Patients
  7. Coordination of Care
  8. Polypharmacy in Older Adults

Perioperative Issues

  1. Preoperative Evaluation
  2. Anesthesia for Otorhinolaryngologic Surgery in the Elderly
  3. Postoperative Care for the Geriatric Patient
  4. Informed Consent
  5. Pain Management in the Elderly

End of Life

  1. Advance Directives and Do Not Resuscitate Orders
  2. End-of-Life Issues in the Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Patient
  3. Hospice for the Otolaryngologist


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Geriatric Otolaryngology
edited by Karen H. Calhoun
2006 • 824 pages • $248.95 + shipping
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