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Geriatric medicine

Author: Christine K Cassel; Springer-Verlag.
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This new edition of a best-selling and critically-acclaimed text, completely revised and updated, offers practical and comprehensive coverage of the diseases, common problems, and medical care of older persons. Building on the second edition, this comprehensive and authoritative volume will be the standard reference for geriatric medicine.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Geriatric medicine.
New York : Springer, ©1997
(DLC) 96013736
(OCoLC)34472999
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christine K Cassel; Springer-Verlag.
ISBN: 9781475727050 1475727054 1475727070 9781475727074
OCLC Number: 45887840
Notes: Published as part of: STAT!Ref med. reference.
Title from home page (viewed Dec. 12, 2000).
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: 1. Basics of Gerontology --
1. Molecular and Biologic Factors in Aging: The Origins, Causes, and Prevention of Senescence --
2. The Demography of Aging --
3. Epidemiology and Aging --
4. Social and Psychological Characteristics --
5. Principles of Pharmacology --
2. Contexts of Care in Geriatric Medicine --
6. Contexts of Care --
7. Long-Term Care --
8. The Physician and the Care of the Nursing Home Patient --
9. Home Care --
10. Acute Hospital Care --
11. Geriatric Emergencies --
3. Clinical Approach to the Geriatric Patient --
12. Clinical Approach: An Overview --
13. Instruments to Assess Functional Status --
14. Neuropsychological Testing --
15. Preoperative Assessment and Perioperative Care --
16. Determination of Decision-Making Capacity --
17. Rehabilitation --
4. Medical Disorders --
18. Screening for Cancer --
19. The Science of Neoplasia --
20. Breast Cancer --
21. Colon Cancer and Other Gastrointestinal Malignancies --
22. Lung Cancer --
23. Prostate Cancer --
24. Gynecologic Cancers --
25. Hematologic Malignancies --
26. Cardiovascular Disease --
27. Hypertension --
28. Management of Peripheral Vascular Disease --
29. Osteoporosis and Other Disorders of Skeletal Aging --
30. Orthopedic Problems --
31. Rheumatologic Diseases --
32. Treatment of Diabetes --
33. Thyroid Disorders --
34. Changes in Male Sexual Function --
35. Menopause/Female Sexual Function --
36. Gynecologic and Urologic Problems of Older Women --
37. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia --
38. Nephrology/Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders --
39. Changes in Immunologic Function --
40. Infectious Diseases --
41. Hematologic Problems --
42. Gastroenterologic Disorders --
43. Pulmonary Disease --
44. Dermatologic Diseases and Problems --
45. Changes and Diseases of the Aging Eye --
46. Otologic Changes and Disorders --
47. Aging and the Oral Cavity --
48. Urinary Incontinence --
49. Syncope --
50. Pressure Ulcers --
51. Falls --
52. Nutrition --
53. Exercise --
54. Sleep and Sleep Disorders --
55. Herpes Zoster --
56. Elder Abuse --
57. Pain and Pain Management --
58. Care Near the End of Life --
5. Neurologic and Psychiatric Disorders --
59. Dementia --
60. Delirium --
61. Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke --
62. Abnormalities of Posture and Movement --
63. Depression, Anxiety, and Other Affective Disorders --
6. Ethics and Health Policy Issues for Older Adults --
64. Overview of Ethical Issues --
65. Justice and the Allocation of Health Care Resources --
66. Medical Treatment and the Physician's Legal Duties --
67. Patient's Advance Directives for Health Care in Case of Incapacity --
68. Ethical Challenges to Research --
69. The Value of Achieving a Peaceful Death.
Other Titles: Geriatric medicine (Online)
STAT!Ref med. reference.
Responsibility: [edited by] Christine K. Cassel [and others].

Abstract:

This new edition of a best-selling and critically-acclaimed text, completely revised and updated, offers practical and comprehensive coverage of the diseases, common problems, and medical care of older persons. Building on the second edition, this comprehensive and authoritative volume will be the standard reference for geriatric medicine.

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