Geriatric Rheumatology

A Comprehensive Approach

  • Yuri Nakasato
  • Raymond L. Yung

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Aging and Comorbidity in Rheumatology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Anjali Desai, Raymond L. Yung
      Pages 3-9
    3. Arthur N. Lau, Jonathan D. Adachi
      Pages 11-16
    4. Naoto Yokogawa, Joan M. Von Feldt
      Pages 17-25
    5. Eduardo M. Acevedo-Vásquez, Darío Ponce de León, Rocío V. Gamboa-Cárdenas
      Pages 35-43
    6. Cheryl D. Bernstein, Jordan F. Karp, Debra K. Weiner
      Pages 45-56
  3. Multidisciplinary Approach to Geriatric Rheumatology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Keith A. Swanson, Mark A. Stratton
      Pages 59-71
    3. Joanne Sandberg-Cook
      Pages 73-78
    4. Deborah W. Robin
      Pages 79-83
    5. Kristina A. Theis, Debra R. Lubar, Teresa J. Brady
      Pages 93-100
    6. Maura Daly Iversen, Madhuri K. Kale
      Pages 101-112
    7. Ahmed S. Zayat, Richard J. Wakefield
      Pages 113-124
    8. Dorothy D. Dunlop, Pamela A. Semanik, Rowland W. Chang
      Pages 125-131
  4. Rheumatic Diseases in the Elderly

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Ana M. Bertoli, Guillermo J. Pons-Estel, Paula I. Burgos, Graciela S. Alarcón
      Pages 135-144
    3. Venkata Sri Cherukumilli, Arthur Kavanaugh
      Pages 145-150
    4. Sogol S. Amjadi, Veena K. Ranganath, Daniel E. Furst
      Pages 151-172
    5. Crisostomo Bialog, Anthony M. Reginato
      Pages 173-185
    6. Roy D. Altman
      Pages 187-196
    7. Rafael G. Grau
      Pages 197-207
    8. Lan X. Chen
      Pages 209-212
    9. Elisabeth B. Matson, Anthony M. Reginato
      Pages 213-223
    10. Silvia S. Pierangeli, Alan M. Seif, Emilio B. González
      Pages 231-239
    11. Lora Giangregorio, Alexandra Papaioannou
      Pages 241-250
    12. Nicole Melendez, Luis R. Espinoza
      Pages 251-257
    13. Kenneth S. O’Rourke
      Pages 259-274
    14. Rebecca L. Manno, Fredrick M. Wigley
      Pages 275-285
    15. Raymond L. Yung, Sheeja Francis
      Pages 287-291
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 293-300

About this book


The first book dedicated explicitly to the care of elderly patients with rheumatic diseases, this comprehensive resource is a practical guide for navigating the medical concerns of these complex patients.  While patients over 65 years of age comprise roughly 15% of the population, they consume about 50% of rheumatology resources.  This book presents current clinical practices with an eye toward achieving economically sustainable models of care.  The world’s leading authorities have come together to cover the full spectrum of rheumatic diseases, the immune system in aging, and ultrasound evaluation and arthrocentesis.  The book also addresses the milieu of co-morbidities that the clinician may encounter with an older patient, as well as the accompanying concerns about multiple pharmacologic therapies and drug interactions.  Bringing in experts from a wide array of subspecialties, the editors present the essentials of multidisciplinary care, an approach which is the hallmark of geriatrics and which naturally translates into the field of gerontorheumatology.  Designed for primary care physicians and rheumatology consultants, Geriatric Rheumatology is an invaluable guide to caring for this rapidly growing patient population.


Arhtritis Geriatrics Gerontology Immunology Musculoskeletal Medicine Orthopedics Osteoarthritis Osteoporosis Rheumatology

Editors and affiliations

  • Yuri Nakasato
    • 1
  • Raymond L. Yung
    • 2
  1. 1.Sanford Health SystemsFargoUSA
  2. 2., Department of Internal MedicineUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-5791-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-5792-4
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