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Fundamentals of Geriatric Medicine


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Approach to the Older Adult Patient.- The Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment.- Geriatric Pharmacology and Drug Prescribing For Older Adults.- Sites of Care for Older Adults.- Medicare and Medicaid.- Psychosocial Influences in Health in Late Life.- Medico-Legal Aspects of Older Adult Care.- Prevention and Chemoprophylaxis in the Elderly.- Vision and Hearing Impairments.- Exercise and Rehabilitation.- Nutrition.- The Older Surgical Patient.- Depression, Dementia, Delirium.- Insomnia and Other Sleep Disorders.- Transient Ischemic Attacks and Stroke.- Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders.- Chronic Dizziness and Syncope.- Osteoarthritis.- Osteoporosis.- Instability and Falls.- Hip Fractures.- Hypertension.- Cardiovascular and Peripheral Arterial Diseases.- Diabetes Mellitus.- Thyroid Disease.- Anemia in the Elderly.- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.- Erectile Dysfunction.- Urinary Incontinence.- Pressure Ulcers.- Overview of Palliative Care.- Principles of Pain Management


From the reviews:

"Fundamentals of Geriatric Medicine comprehensively covers the broad field of geriatric medicine in 624 pages. ... The bibliography at the end of each chapter is up to date ... . The book is reasonably priced ... . It provides clinically relevant information in an excellent, straightforward manner. It will be decidedly useful to medical students, residents, fellows, and primary care clinicians (physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistant)." (Aman Nanda, Journal of the American Mathematical Association, Vol. 298 (12), 2007)

"This is a practical educational companion to the fourth edition of Geriatric Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach, by Christine K. Cassel ... . The layout is easy to read and concise. ... This is an excellent text for medical students and residents completing a rotation in geriatric medicine. Primary care Physicians ... will also find this book to be of great value." (Gregory J. Hanson, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Vol. 82 (9), September, 2007)

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