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TitleContemporary Geriatric Medicine [electronic resource] : Volume 1 / edited by Steven R. Gambert
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US, 1983
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-4514-5
Descript XXIV, 412 p. online resource

SUMMARY

This volume marks the first of a new series, Contemporary Geriatric Medicine, joining the ever growing "Contemporary" family. As with the other "Contemยญ porary" volumes, our goal is to assist the reader in maintaining currency in a rapidly changing field. Perhaps no field has shown such major advances in such a short time as geriatrics. Over the last several years, the "demographic imperaยญ tive" has become a source of concern for many, including clinicians, scientists, econยญ omists, and health planners. Our geriatric knowledge base continues to grow, often making it difficult to keep abreast of advances and current therapeutic modalities. Contemporary Gerยญ iatric Medicine presents the state-of-the-art thinking regarding a variety of topics all of major concern to the health practitioner caring for the elderly person. The authors, for the most part serving as members of a stable editorial board, have chosen topics that should have immediate interest to the readership. By having a stable editorial board, continuity is ensured in successive volumes. Every two years, a subsequent issue will either address new thoughts on already presented topics or focus on new topics of current interest. As with the other "Contempoยญ rary" series volumes, the every other year interval is intended to allow new findยญ ings to develop and be tested. It also provides the authors with time to provide the highest quality of work


CONTENT

1 Geriatric Cardiology and Blood Pressure -- 1.1. Cardiovascular Morbidity-Mortality -- 1.2. Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology -- 1.3. Clinical Evaluation -- 1.4. Laboratory Investigations -- 1.5. Coronary Artery Disease -- 1.6. Cardiomyopathy -- 1.7. Dissection of the Aorta -- 1.8. Valvular Heart Disease -- 1.9. Atrial Septal Defect -- 1.10. Syncope -- 1.11. Cardiovascular Pharmacology -- 1.12. Preoperative Evaluation -- 1.13. Blood Pressure and Aging -- References -- 2 Pulmonary Aspects of Aging -- 2.1. Introduction -- 2.2. The Aging Lung -- 2.3. Aging and Physical Performance -- 2.4. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease -- 2.5. Pneumonia in the Elderly -- References -- 3 Gastroenterology and the Elderly -- 3.1. Esophagus -- 3.2. Stomach -- 3.3. Hepatobiliary Disease -- 3.4. Cholelithiasis -- 3.5. Acute Pancreatitis -- 3.6. The Colon -- 3.7. Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding -- 3.8. Cancer -- References -- 4 Rheumatology in Geriatrics -- 4.1. Age-Related Changes in the Immune System -- 4.2. Laboratory Evaluation in the Rheumatic Diseases -- 4.3. Rheumatoid Arthritis -- 4.4. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus -- 4.5. Sjogrenโ{128}{153}s Syndrome -- 4.6. Amyloidosis -- 4.7. Crystal-Induced Arthropathies -- 4.8. Osteoarthritis -- 4.9. Seronegative Spondyloarthropathies -- 4.10. Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant-Cell Arteritis -- 4.11. Malignancies and Rheumatic Diseases -- 4.12. Medications for the Treatment of Rheumatic Diseases -- References -- 5 Genitourinary Problems in the Elderly -- 5.1. Renal Function -- 5.2. Bladder Physiology -- 5.3. Carcinoma of the Bladder -- 5.4. Physiology of the Prostate Gland -- 5.5. Prostatic Carcinoma -- References -- 6 Endocrinology and Metabolism in the Elderly -- 6.1. Osteoporosis -- 6.2. Osteomalacia -- 6.3. Pagetโ{128}{153}s Disease of Bone -- 6.4. Age-Related Changes in Thyroid Hormone Economy -- 6.5. Hyperthyroidism in the Elderly -- 6.6. Hypothyroidism -- 6.7. Clinical Aspects of Gonadal and Sexual Function in Elderly Men . -- 6.8. Menopause -- 6.9. Clinical Problems of the Climacteric -- 6.10. Estrogen Use in Postmenopausal Women -- References -- 7 Neuropsychiatric Problems in the Elderly -- 7.1. Introduction -- 7.2. Psychiatric Problems -- 7.3. Drugs of Abuse -- 7.4. Organic Mental Disorders -- 7.5. Neurologic Diseases -- 7.6. Conclusion -- References -- 8 Nutritional Problems in the Elderly -- 8.1. Statement of Purpose -- 8.2. Introduction -- 8.3. Aging Influences on Nutritional Data Interpretation -- 8.4. Nutritional Assessment in the Elderly -- 8.5. Nutritional Surveys -- 8.6. Nutrient Recommendations for Older Americans -- 8.7. Drug-Diet Interactions in the Aged -- 8.8. The Kitchen: A Geriatric Health Hazard -- 8.9. Final Summary and Nutritional Research Imperative for the Elderly -- References -- 9 Preventive Medicine for the Elderly -- 9.1. Introduction -- 9.2. Primary Prevention -- 9.3. Secondary Prevention -- 9.4. Tertiary Prevention -- 9.5. Summary -- References


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