New Horizons in Geriatric Medicine. Volume 1


Ahmet Turan Isik, MD (Editor)
Department of Geriatric Medicine, Gulhane School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

M. Refik Mas, MD (Editor)
Department of Geriatric Medicine, Gulhane School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

M. Akif Karan, MD (Editor)
Department of Geriatric Medicine, University of Istanbul, Turkey

George T. Grossberg, MD (Editor)
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA

Series: Geriatrics, Gerontology and Elderly Issues
BISAC: MED032000

Old age is associated with a number of medico-social problems such as: hypertension, diabetes mellitus, thyroid disorders, osteoarthritis, tremor, pain, gait and balance impairment, incontinence, urinary tract infection, sarcopenia, osteoporosis, polypharmacy, pressure ulcers, sleeping problems, cardiocerebrovascular disorders, fluid and electrolyte disturbance, nutritional disorders, immunization and disease prevention rehabilitation and care. The management of these problems differs significantly between younger and older adults.

All of these problems are evaluated in this book in two parts with the contributions of experienced clinicians and researchers. In addition, cellular aging, comprehensive geriatric assessments, and medicolegal and ethical principles in geriatric medicine are also evaluated.

This book will be a valuable tool for all clinicians involved in the management of elderly people. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Section 1: Cellular Aging

Chapter 1: Cellular Aging
(Yasemin Soysal, Murat Tosun and Nuket Gocmen Mas, Afyon Kocatepe University, Medical Faculty, Department of Medical Genetics, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey, and others)

Section 2: Approach to the Elderly Patient

Chapter 2: Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment
(Bilgin Bahadýr Baþgöz, Birol Yildiz and M. Refik Mas
Department of Geriatric Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University, School Of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey, and others)

Chapter 3: Immunization and Disease Prevention
(Zeynep Dilek Aydýn, Süleyman Demirel University Medical School, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, Turkey)

Section 3: Approach to Common Signs and Symptoms in Geriatrics

Chapter 4: Pain
(Pakize Kirdemir, Anesthesiology, Pain Clinic, Süleyman Demirel University Medical School, Turkey)

Chapter 5: Anemia
(Cengiz Beyan and Alev Akyol Erikci, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Department of Haematology, Ankara, Turkey)

Chapter 6: Vertigo and its Treatment in the Elderly
(Ayþe Karan, Demirhan Dýraçoðlu and Cihan Aksoy, Istanbul University, School of Medicine, Deaprtment of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Istanbul, Turkey)

Chapter 7: Altered Mental Status
(Adam Mehmet Gulhan)

Chapter 8: Dizziness and Balance Problems
(Habib Hashemi)

Chapter 9: Tremors
(Gulay Kenangil, Department of Neurology, Erenkoy Psychiatry Hospital,
Istanbul, Turkey)

Section 4: Common Diseases in Geriatrics

Chapter 10: Hypertension
(A. Seref Demýrel, Istanbul University, Istanbul School of Medicine,
Department of Internal Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey)

Chapter 11: Insulin Resistance, Diabetes Mellitus
(Mahmut Yazici and Mehmet Refik Mas)

Chapter 12: Thyroid Disorders
(Alper Sonmez and Omer Azal)

Chapter 13: Osteoarthritis
(Nese Olmez)

Chapter 14: Urinary Tract Infections
(Omer Coskun and Hakan Erdem, Gulhane Medical Academy, Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Ankara, Turkey, and others)


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