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Geriatrics for Specialists

  • Written by experts in their fields

  • Provides best practices for care of older patients

  • Updated leading resource for developing geriatric models of care

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Table of contents (27 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii
  2. Frailty

    • Jeremy D. Walston
    Pages 1-10
  3. Delirium

    • Thomas N. Robinson
    Pages 11-17
  4. Preoperative Evaluation

    • Mark R. Katlic, Susan E. Wozniak, Jo Ann Coleman
    Pages 19-28
  5. Psychiatric Disorders in Older Adults

    • Kelly L. Dunn, Robert Roca
    Pages 29-39
  6. Medication Management

    • Nicole J. Brandt, Hedva Barenholtz Levy
    Pages 41-50
  7. Palliative Care and End-of-Life Issues

    • Danielle J. Doberman, Elizabeth L. Cobbs
    Pages 51-69
  8. Hospital Medicine

    • Serena Jain Scott, Tejo K. Vemulapalli, Mindy J. Fain
    Pages 71-85
  9. Screening Tools for Geriatric Assessment by Specialists

    • Jane F. Potter, G. Michael Harper
    Pages 87-94
  10. Cardiothoracic Surgery

    • Joseph C. Cleveland Jr
    Pages 95-99
  11. Emergency Medicine

    • Teresita M. Hogan, Thomas Spiegel, Jonathan Oskvarek
    Pages 101-115
  12. Geriatric Trauma and Emergency General Surgery

    • Bellal Joseph, Omar Obaid, Mindy J. Fain
    Pages 117-135
  13. Special Evidence-Based Considerations in Geriatric Gynecologic Care: Pelvic Floor Disorders

    • Kyle P. Norris, Jana D. Illston, Joseph M. Malek, David R. Ellington, Holly E. Richter
    Pages 137-158
  14. Geriatric Cross-Cutting Issues in Ophthalmology

    • Andrew G. Lee, Hilary A. Beaver
    Pages 159-168
  15. Geriatric Orthopedic Surgery

    • Stephen L. Kates, Jason S. Lipof, Stephen D. Wahl
    Pages 169-182
  16. Rehabilitation

    • Dale C. Strasser
    Pages 183-192
  17. Urology

    • Tomas L. Griebling
    Pages 193-208
  18. Vascular Surgery

    • Jonathan R. Thompson, Jason Johanning
    Pages 209-218
  19. Rheumatology

    • Rebecca L. Manno, Jason E. Liebowitz
    Pages 219-238
  20. Cardiovascular Disease

    • Susan P. Bell, Michael W. Rich
    Pages 239-260

About this book

This book aims to be a single point of reference for advances in the care of geriatric populations across medical and surgical specialties. The aging population is a unique demographic with its own health challenges. Geriatricians are specifically trained to address these challenges but few medical students or residents enter geriatrics, even as the demand for geriatric expertise increases. The practices of many medical and surgical specialists are dominated by older patients who may themselves see many specialists but rarely visit geriatricians. This updated edition elucidates the most common medical conditions seen in aging patients and translates approaches to those conditions for physicians across specialties. Divided into three sections that assemble crosscutting issues, medical specialties, and surgical and related specialties, this book serves as a guide for clinicians of all backgrounds who will work with older patients as the demographic ages further.


This second edition of Geriatrics for Specialists expands the number of specialist chapters to reflect growth in research in aging and clinical care for older people in dermatology, plastic surgery, and behavioral neurology. All original chapters from the first edition are extensively revised and updated to reflect the rapid growth of new knowledge in the field.

Keywords

  • Frailty
  • Hospital care of older patients
  • Perioperative assessment in aging patients
  • Geriatric subspecialties
  • Geriatric health disparities
  • Aging comorbidities
  • Medication management

Editors and Affiliations

  • Blanton Eye Institute, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, USA

    Andrew G. Lee

  • Home Instead Center for Successful Aging, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, USA

    Jane F. Potter

  • San Francisco VA Health Care System, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, USA

    G. Michael Harper

About the editors

Andrew G. Lee

Houston Methodist Hospital

Chair, Department of Ophthalmology

Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology and Neurosurgery

Professor of Ophthalmology, Weill Cornell Medical College

New York, NY

USA


Jane F. Potter

Professor of Medicine

Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology and Palliative Care

Home Instead Center for Successful Aging

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Omaha, NE

USA  


G. Michael Harper

Professor of Medicine

Division of Geriatrics

University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

Staff Physician, San Francisco VA Health Care System

San Francisco, CA

USA

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Geriatrics for Specialists

  • Editors: Andrew G. Lee, Jane F. Potter, G. Michael Harper

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-76271-1

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-76270-4Published: 01 September 2021

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-76273-5Published: 02 September 2022

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-76271-1Published: 31 August 2021

  • Edition Number: 2

  • Number of Pages: XVIII, 393

  • Number of Illustrations: 13 b/w illustrations, 33 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Internal Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine, Primary Care Medicine, General Practice and Family Medicine, Nursing

Buying options

eBook USD 89.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-030-76271-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)