Geriatric Urology

Geriatric Urology


Geriatric Urology outlines important topics in the care of elderly urology patients. The first section covers the biology of aging, the genitourinary system and disease screening including urologic conditions serving as warning signs of other disorders. Section two covers geriatric syndromes and urology including frailty, polypharmacy, dementia, wound healing, osteoporosis and endocrinology. Urologic conditions in older adults are explored in detail including urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary tract infection, nocturia, and benign prostate diseases. Other topics covered include obtaining informed consent, development of advance directives, palliative medicine and care of the dying patient. Geriatric Urology is of great value to urologists, geriatricians, internists, residents and family practitioners.

Table of contents

Front Matter....Pages i-xvii
Geriatric Urology and Aging Societies....Pages 1-11
The Biology of Aging and the Development of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction and Disease....Pages 13-35
Comorbidity and Underlying Medical Disease....Pages 37-46
Frailty....Pages 47-54
Medication Use and Polypharmacy in Older Adults....Pages 55-71
Dementia, Delirium, and Depression....Pages 73-87
Mobility, Gait, Balance, and Falls....Pages 89-102
Pressure Ulcers....Pages 103-113
Elder Mistreatment....Pages 115-126
Urinary Incontinence: Evaluation and Diagnosis....Pages 127-140
Urinary Incontinence: Nonsurgical Treatments....Pages 141-168
Urinary Incontinence: Surgical Treatments....Pages 169-179
Pelvic Organ Prolapse in Older Adults....Pages 181-206
Urinary Tract Infections in Older Adults....Pages 207-222
Nocturia....Pages 223-250
Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms and Benign Prostate Diseases in Older Men....Pages 251-271
Prostate Cancer in Older Adults....Pages 273-288
Bladder Cancer....Pages 289-308
Kidney Cancer....Pages 309-323
Penis, Testis, Urethra, and Other Genitourinary Malignancies....Pages 325-343
Renal Failure, Dialysis, and Transplantation in Older Adults....Pages 345-356
Stones and Endourology in Older Adults....Pages 357-368
Sexual Health in Elderly Women....Pages 369-376
Geriatric Sexuality....Pages 377-415
Genitourinary Trauma in Geriatric Patients....Pages 417-441
Preoperative Anesthetic Evaluation and Clinical Decision Making....Pages 443-454
Anesthesia for the Geriatric Urologic Patient....Pages 455-469
Postoperative Management of the Geriatric Patient....Pages 471-486
Critical Care in Older Adults....Pages 487-497
Palliative Care....Pages 499-513
Healthcare Financing and Public Policy....Pages 515-525
The Future of Geriatric Urology....Pages 527-536
Back Matter....Pages 537-551


  • Author: Tomas Lindor Griebling (eds.)
  • Edition: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York
  • ISBN-13: 9781461490463, 9781461490470
  • Pages: 554
  • Format: pdf
  • Size: 10.2M
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