This issue of Medical Clinics of North America, edited by Drs. Jeffrey Wallace and Susan Merel, is devoted to Gerontology. Articles in this issue include: Preventative care in geriatrics; Geriatric syndromes and assessment in the outpatient setting; Assessment and management of fall risk; Drug interactions and side effects; Evaluation and management of elderly patients presenting with cognitive complaints; Pain management in the elderly; Diabetes management in the elderly; Hypertension in the elderly; End-of-life care; Urinary incontinence; Nutrition in the elderly; Anti-thrombotic management in the elderly; and Sleep problems in the elderly.
By Susan E. Merel, MD, Attending Physician/Acting Instructor
University of Washington School of Medicine