Fundamentals of Geriatric Medicine

A Case-Based Approach

  • Rainier P. Soriano
  • Helen M. Fernandez
  • Christine K. Cassel
  • Rosanne M. Leipzig

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Rainier P. Soriano
    Pages 1-19
  3. Rainier P. Soriano
    Pages 20-38
  4. Kenneth S. Boockvar
    Pages 56-72
  5. S. Brent Ridge
    Pages 73-79
  6. Olusegun A. Apoeso
    Pages 94-108
  7. Helen M. Fernandez
    Pages 143-163
  8. Sandra E. Sanchez-Reilly
    Pages 164-176
  9. Sandra E. Sanchez-Reilly
    Pages 177-191
  10. Hannah I. Lipman
    Pages 192-215
  11. Rainier P. Soriano
    Pages 216-249
  12. Reena Karani
    Pages 250-266
  13. Daniel E. Wollman
    Pages 267-288
  14. Daniel E. Wollman
    Pages 289-303
  15. Rainier P. Soriano
    Pages 304-321
  16. Kathleen R. Srock
    Pages 322-339
  17. Helen M. Fernandez
    Pages 340-355
  18. Helen M. Fernandez
    Pages 356-372
  19. Rengena E. Chan-Ting
    Pages 373-385
  20. Olusegun A. Apoeso
    Pages 386-402
  21. Anna U. Loengard
    Pages 403-436
  22. Audrey K. Chun
    Pages 437-449
  23. Audrey K. Chun
    Pages 450-469
  24. Jennifer M. Hensley
    Pages 470-484
  25. Hans L. Stöhrer
    Pages 485-501
  26. Hans L. Stöhrer
    Pages 502-511
  27. Eileen H. Callahan
    Pages 512-530
  28. R. Morgan Bain
    Pages 531-546
  29. R. Morgan Bain
    Pages 573-599
  30. Back Matter
    Pages 601-624

About this book


As the population ages, the unique needs of elderly patients are becoming increasingly important to practitioners of primary care, geriatric medicine, family medicine, and internal medicine. Physicians need a handy resource that presents the essentials of geriatric medicine and suggests simple ways to provide better care. Experts in geriatric medicine have streamlined Cassel’s classic text, Geriatric Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach, Fourth Edition, into this concise guide filled with focused information and case-based instruction. This handbook addresses the complexity of disease prevention and presentation in elderly patients, as well as geriatric pharmacology. Medicare and Medicaid, and conditions common to elderly patients, including depression, dementia, and hypertension, are also covered. Numerous graphs and tables are included throughout the book to assist the reader in processing the information presented and incorporating it into clinical practice. This practical guide is an essential resource for all those caring for the elderly.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Rainier P. Soriano
    • 1
  • Helen M. Fernandez
    • 1
  • Christine K. Cassel
    • 2
  • Rosanne M. Leipzig
    • 1
  1. 1.Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Adult DevelopmentMount Sinai School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.ABIM Foundation and American Board of Internal MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-32324-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-32326-8
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Internal Medicine & Dermatology