Primary Care Geriatrics, A Case-Based Approach, 5th Edition

Primary Care Geriatrics

5th Edition A Case-Based Approach

By Richard J. Ham, MD, Director, West Virginia University Center on Aging, Professor of Geriatric Medicine & Psychiatry Professor, Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute, Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, Morgantown, West Virginia; Philip D. Sloane, MD, MPH, Elizabeth & Oscar Goodwin Distinguished Professor of Family Medicine; Co-Director, Program on Aging, Disability & Long-Term Care,
Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Gregg A. Warshaw, MD, Martha Betty Semmons Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Professor of Family Medicine, Office of Geriatric Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio; Marie A. Bernard, MD, The Donald W. Reynolds Chair in Geriatric Medicine; Professor & Chairman, Reynolds Department of Geriatrics, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine; Associate Chief of Staff, Geriatrics & Extended Care, Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Ellen Flaherty, PhD, APRN, BC, Adjunct Clinical Professor, New York University COllege of Nursing; Director of Quality Improvement, Village Care of New York
New York, New York


Chapter 1: Caring for Older Patients and an Aging Population

Chapter 2: Clinical Implications of Normal Aging

Chapter 3: Illness and Aging

Chapter 4: Primary Care Assessment of the Geriatric Patient

Chapter 5: Health Maintenance, Exercise and Nutrition

Chapter 6: Clinical Pharmacology

Chapter 7: Ethnic and Cultural Aspects of Geriatrics

Chapter 8: Ethics

Chapter 9: Health Care System

Chapter 10: Perioperative Care

Chapter 11: Long-Term Care

Chapter 12: Home Care

Chapter 13: Rehabilitation

Chapter 14: Palliative Care


Chapter 15: Delirium

Chapter 16: Alzheimer?s Disease and other Dementias

Chapter 17: Depression

Chapter 18: Gait and Immobility

Chapter 19: Dizziness

Chapter 20: Syncope

Chapter 21: Falls

Chapter 22: Urinary Incontinence

Chapter 23: Constipation and Fecal Incontinence

Chapter 24: Hearing Impairment

Chapter 25: Visual Impairment and Eye Problems

Chapter 26: Persistent Pain

Chapter 27: Malnutrition and Feeding Problems

Chapter 28: Pressure Ulcers

Chapter 29: Hypothermia and Hyperthermia

Chapter 30: Sleep Disorders

Chapter 31: Sexual Health

Chapter 32: Elder Mistreatment and Neglect

Chapter 33: Alcoholism

Chapter 34: The Older Adult Driver


Chapter 35: Hypertension

Chapter 36: Coronary Artery Disease

Chapter 37: Congestive Heart Failure

Chapter 38: Peripheral Vascular Disease

Chapter 39: Cerebrovascular Disease

Chapter 40: Diabetes Mellitus

Chapter 41: Thyroid Disorders

Chapter 42: Osteoporosis

Chapter 43: Arthritis and Related Disorders

Chapter 44: Foot Problems

Chapter 45: Cancer

Chapter 46: COPD and Lower Respiratory Infections

Chapter 47: Urinary Tract Infections

Chapter 48: The Acute Abdomen

Chapter 49: Prostate Disease

Chapter 50: Parkinson's Disease

Chapter 51: Oral Problems

Chapter 52: Skin Problems