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Brocklehurst's Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 8th Edition

by Howard M. Fillit, MD, Kenneth Rockwood, MD, FRCPC, FRCP and John B Young, MBBS(Hons), FRCP
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The leading reference in the field of geriatric care, Brocklehurst’s Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, 8th Edition, by Drs. Howard M. Fillit, Kenneth Rockwood, and John B. Young, provides a contemporary, global perspective on topics of importance to today’s gerontologists, internal medicine physicians, and family doctors. An increased focus on frailty, along with coverage of key issues in gerontology, disease-specific geriatrics, and complex syndromes specific to the elderly, makes this 8th Edition the reference you’ll turn to in order to meet the unique challenges posed by this growing patient population.

    • Consistent discussions of clinical manifestations, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and more make reference quick and easy.
    • More than 250 figures, including algorithms, photographs, and tables, complement the text and help you find what you need on a given condition.
    • Clinical relevance of the latest scientific findings helps you easily apply the material to everyday practice.
    • A new chapter on frailty, plus an emphasis on frailty throughout the book, addresses the complex medical and social issues that affect care, and the specific knowledge and skills essential for meeting your patients’ complex needs.
    • New content brings you up to date with information on gerontechnology, emergency and pre-hospital care, HIV and aging, intensive treatment of older adults, telemedicine, the built environment, and transcultural geriatrics.
    • New editor Professor John Young brings a fresh perspective and unique expertise to this edition.
  • PART I Gerontology

    SECTION A Introduction to Gerontology

    1 Introduction: Aging, Frailty, and Geriatric Medicine

    2 The Epidemiology of Aging

    3 The Future of Old Age

    4 Successful Aging: The Centenarians

    SECTION B Biological Gerontology

    5 Evolution Theory and the Mechanisms of Aging

    6 Methodological Challenges of Research in Older People

    7 Geroscience

    8 Genetic Mechanisms on Aging

    9 Cellular Mechanisms of Aging

    10 The Premature Aging Syndrome: Hutchison-Gilford Progeria Syndrome – Insights Into Normal Aging

    11 The Neurobiology of Aging: Free Radical Stress and Metabolic Pathways

    12 Allostasis and Allostatic Overload in the Context of Aging

    13 Neuroendocrinology of Aging

    SECTION C Medical Gerontology

    14 Frailty: The Broad View

    15 Aging and Deficit Accumulation: Clinical Implications

    16 Effects of Aging on the Cardiovascular System

    17 Age-Related Changes in the Respiratory System

    18 Neurologic Signs in Older Adults

    19 Connective Tissues and Aging

    20 Bone and Joint Aging

    21 Aging and the Gastrointestinal System

    22 Aging of the Urinary Tract

    23 Endocrinology of Aging

    24 Aging and the Blood

    25 Aging and the Skin

    26 The Pharmacology of Aging

    27 Anti-Aging Interventions

    SECTION D Psychological and Social Gerontology

    28 Normal Cognitive Aging

    29 Social Gerontology

    30 Social Vulnerability in Old Age

    31 The Aging Personality and Self: Diversity and Health Issues

    32 Productive Aging

    PART II Geriatric Medicine

    SECTION A Evaluation of the Geriatric Patient

    33 Presentation of Disease in Old Age

    34 Multidimensional Geriatric Assessment

    35 Laboratory Diagnosis and Geriatrics: More Than Just Reference Intervals for Older Adults

    36 Social Assessment of Older Patients

    37 Surgery and Anesthesia in the Frail Older Patient

    38 Measuring Outcomes of Multidimensional Geriatric Assessment Programs

    SECTION B Cardiovascular System

    39 Chronic Cardiac Failure

    40 Diagnosis and Management of Coronary Artery Disease

    41 Practical Issues in the Care of Frail Older Cardiac Patients

    42 Hypertension

    43 Valvular Heart Disease

    44 Cardiac Arrhythmias

    45 Syncope

    46 Vascular Surgery

    47 Venous Thromboembolism in Older Adults

    SECTION C The Respiratory System

    48 Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    49 Nonobstructive Lung Disease And Thoracic Tumours

    SECTION D The Nervous System

    50 Classification of the Dementias

    51 Neuropsychology in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dementia

    52 Alzheimer's Disease

    53 Vascular Cognitive Disorders

    54 Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration

    55 Delirium

    56 Mental Illness in Older Adults

    57 Intellectual Disability in Older Adults

    58 Epilepsy

    59 Headache And Facial Pain

    60 Stroke: Epidemiology and Pathology

    61 Stroke: Clinical Presentation, Management and Organization of Services

    62 Long-Term Stroke Care

    63 Disorders of The Autonomic Nervous System

    64 Parkinsonism and Other Movement Disorders

    65 Neuromuscular Disorders

    66 Intracranial Tumors

    67 Disorders of The Spinal Cord and Nerve Roots

    68 Central Nervous System Infections

    SECTION E Musculoskeletal System

    69 Arthritis in Older Adults

    70 Metabolic Bone Disease

    71 Orthopedic Geriatrics

    72 Sarcopenia

    SECTION F Gastroenterology

    73 The Pancreas

    74 The Liver

    75 Biliary Tract Diseases

    76 The Upper Gastrointestinal Tract

    77 The Small Bowel

    78 The Large Bowel

    79 Nutrition and Aging

    80 Obesity

    SECTION G Genitourinary Tract

    81 Diseases of the Aging Kidney

    82 Disorders of Water and Electrolyte Metabolism

    83 The Prostate

    84 Aging Males and Testosterone

    SECTION H Women’s Health

    85 Gynecological Disorders in Older Women

    86 Breast Cancer

    SECTION I Endocrinoloy

    87 Adrenal and Pituitary Disorders

    88 Disorders of the Thyroid

    89 Disorders of the Parathyroid Glands

    90 Diabetes Mellitus

    SECTION J Hematology and Oncology

    91 Blood Disorders in Older Adults

    92 Geriatric Oncology

    93 Clinical Immunology: Immune Senescence and the Acquired Immunodeficiency of Aging

    SECTION K Skin and Special Senses

    94 Skin Diseases and Old Age

    95 Aging and Disorders of the Eye

    96 Disorders of Hearing

    PART III

    SECTION A Prevention and Health Promotion

    97 Health Promotion for Community-Living Older Adults

    98 Sexuality in Old Age

    99 Physical Activity for Successful Aging

    100 Rehabilitation: Evidence-Based Physical and Occupational Therapy Techniques for Stroke and Parkinson Disease

    SECTION B Geriatric Syndromes and Other Unique Problems of the Geriatric Patient

    101 Geriatric Pharmacotherapy and Polypharmacy

    102 Impaired Mobility

    103 Falls

    104 Podiatry

    105 Constipation and Fecal Incontinence in Old Age

    106 Urinary Incontinence

    107 Pressure Ulcers

    108 Sleep in Relation to Aging, Frailty, and Cognition

    109 Malnutrition in Older Adults

    110 Geriatric Dentistry: Maintaining Oral Health in the Geriatric Population

    111 Pain in Old Age

    112 The Mistreatment and Neglect of Frail Older People

    113 HIV & Aging: Current Status and Evolving Perspectives

    114 Palliative Care

    115 Ethical Issues in Geriatric Medicine

    PART IV

    Health Systems and Geriatric Medicine

    116 Managing Frailty: Roles for Primary Care

    117 Geriatric Emergency and Prehospital Care

    118 Acute Hospital Care for Frail Older Adults

    119 Intensive Care Medicine in Older Adults: A Critical Age?

    120 Geriatrics in Europe

    121 Geriatrics in North America

    122 Geriatrics in Asia

    123 Geriatrics in Latin America

    124 Medical Care for Older Long-Term Care Residents in the United Kingdom

    125 Institutional Long-Term Care Services in the United States

    126 Education in Geriatric Medicine

    127 Improving Quality of Care for Older People in

  • Howard M. Fillit, MD, Founding Executive Director and Cheif Science Officer, Alzheimers Drug Discovery Foundation, Clinical Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Palliative Care and Neurosceicne, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York, Kenneth Rockwood, MD, FRCPC, FRCP, Professor of Geriatric Medicine & Neurology, Kathryn Allen Weldon Chair of Alzheimer Research, Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University; Consultant Physician, Department of Medicine, Nova Scotia Health Authority, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Honorary Professor of Geriatric Medicine, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom and John B Young, MBBS(Hons), FRCP, Professor of Elderly Care Medicine, Academic Unit of Elderly Care and Rehabilitation, University of Leeds, United Kingdom; Honorary Consultant Geriatrician, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Bradford, United Kingdom
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