Hazzard's Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Sixth Edition

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  • Edition: 6th
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  • Copyright: 2009-03-30
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education / Medical
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The most complete, authoritative guide available on the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the elderly -- updated with a new global perspectiveA Doody's Core Title!"In addition to serving as a timely, comprehensive, state-of-the-art textbook of geriatric medicine anchored in science, evidence-based medicine, and patient-centered practice, the book also is intended to meet the learning needs of fellows in geriatric medicine. The authors succeed in modeling a textbook of geriatric medicine on textbooks of internal medicine. 3 Stars."--Doody's Review ServiceThe undisputed leader on the subject of geriatrics, this comprehensive guide combines gerontology principles with clinical geriatrics offering unmatched coverage of this area of medicine.Written by some of the world's most respected geriatricians,Hazzard's Principles of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontologypresents the most up-to-date, evidence-based medical information available -- in a revamped 2-color design that makes finding the answers to your questions faster and easier than ever.Features: A greater emphasis on evidence-based medicine through the expanded use of Clinical Practice Guidelines and references to systematic reviews and critically appraised topics A new international advisory board of 12 global authorities and an increased number of international contributors for a greater global perspective Important new chapters on the cultural aspects of geriatrics, emergency geriatrics, hospital geriatrics, international geriatric care, and rural geriatric care Information integrated with additional online resources Tables, drawings, and clinical algorithms made even more effective by a new two-color design 300 illustrations (including 64 in a full-color insert)

Author Biography

Jeffrey B. Halter, MD
Professor of Internal Medicine
Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine
Director, Geriatrics Center, Medical School and Research
Professor, Institute of Gerontology
University of Michigan

Joseph Ouslander, MD
Professor of Medicine and Nursing
Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine & Gerontology
Emory University

Mary E. Tinetti, MD
Gladys Phillips Crofoot Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Public Health
Director, Yale Hartford Foundation Center of Excellence in Aging
Director, Yale Program on Aging
Director, Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center
Yale University

Nancy Woolard, MD
Project Manager, Roena Kulynych Center for Memory & Cognition Research
School of Medicine
Wake Forest University

Stephanie A. Studenski, MD, MPH
Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine, School of Medicine
Director, Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center
Director of Clinical Research, University of Pittsburgh Institute on Aging
University of Pittsburgh

Sanjay Asthana, MD
Head, Section of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
Director of Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Madison, Wisconsin

Table of Contents

Principles of Gerontology
Biology of Aging and Longevity
Genetics of Age-Dependent Human Disease
Immunology and Aging
Inflammation and Aging
Demography and Epidemiology
International Gerontology
Psychosocial Aspects of Aging
General Principles of Pharmacology
Preventive Gerontology: Strategies for Optimizing Health Across the Life Span
Principles of Geriatrics
Evaluation, Management, and Decision Making with the Older Patient
Principles of Geriatric Assessment
Mental Status and Neurological Examination in Older Adults
Assessment of Decisional Capacity and Competencies
Principles of Screening in Older Adults
Organization of Care
Health Care System
Acute Hospital Care
Emergency Department Care
Critical Care in the Elderly
Subacute Care
Nursing Facility Care
Community-Based Long-Term Care and Home Care
Rural Aging
Special Management Issues
Appropriate Approach to Prescribing
Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Aging
Team Care
Social Work
Self-Management of Health Behavior in Geriatric Medicine
Rehabilitation of the Older Adult
Pain Management
Palliative Care
Legal Issues
Ethical Issues in Geriatric Medicine
Surgical Management
Perioperative Evaluation and Management
Anesthesia for Elderly Patients
Surgical Outcomes
Nutrition and Aging
Weight and Age: Paradoxes and Conundrums
Malnutrition and Enteral/Parenteral Alimentation
Disorders of Swallowing
Oral Cavity
Sensory Function
Assessment and Rehabilitation of Older Adults with Low Vision
Age-Related Changes in the Auditory System
Gender and Sexuality
Sex and Gender Across the Human Life Span
Menopause and Midlife Health Changes
Sexuality, Sexual Function, and the Aging Woman
Gynecologic Disorders
Sexuality, Sexual Function, Androgen Therapy, and the Aging Male
Benign Prostate DisordersCatherine ECatherine, E
Geriatric Symptoms
Aging and Hemeostatic Regulation
Sleep Disorders
Pressure Ulcers
Elder Mistreatment
Organ Systems and Diseases
Human Brain
Cellular and Neurochemical Aspects of the Aging Human Brain
Cognitive Changes Associated with Normal and Pathological Aging
Psychoactive Drug Therapy
Cerebrovascular Disease
Dementia Including Alzheimer''s Disease
Parkinson''s Disease and Related Disorders
Other Neurodegenerative Disorders
Traumatic Brain Injury
Late-Life Mood Disorders
General Topics in Geriatric Psychiatry
Management of Agitation in Dementia
Effects of Aging on Cardiovascular Structure and Function
Aging and Atherosclerosis
Coronary Heart Disease
Valvular Heart Disease
Heart Failure
Cardiac Arrhythmias
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Respiratory System
Aging of the Respiratory System
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Disease
Changes in Kidney Function
Renal Disease
End-Stage Renal Disease
Disorders of Fluid Balance
Effect of Aging on Gastrointestinal Function
Hepatic, Biliary, and Pancreatic Disease
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