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Biomedical Sciences | The Epidemiology of Aging

The Epidemiology of Aging

Newman, Anne, Cauley, Jane A. (Eds.)

2012, XVII, 610 p. 111 illus., 56 illus. in color.

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  • Up-to-date text on the Epidemiology of Aging
  • Comprehensive review, including methodological issues, biomarkers of aging, geriatric syndromes, and diseases
  • Authors of each chapter are leading experts in their field
The average age of the world’s population is increasing at an unprecedented rate and this increase is changing the world. This “Silver tsunami” emphasizes the need to provide advanced training in epidemiology and increase the cadre of experts in the study of aging. This book is designed to summarize unique methodological issues relevant to the study of the epidemiology of aging, biomarkers of aging and the biology/physiology of aging and in-depth discussions of the etiology and epidemiology of common geriatric syndromes and diseases. Contributing authors in the book represent many disciplines, not only epidemiology and clinical geriatrics, but also demography, health services, research, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, psychiatry, neurology, social services, musculoskeletal diseases and cancer. The aim of the book is to provide a broad multidisciplinary background for any student/researcher interested in aging. The material in the book is organized and comprehensive. It represents the most up-to-date information on the scientific issues in aging research written by academics who specialize in research and training in the broad field of aging. The structure and organization of the book reflects our course series in the Epidemiology of Aging starting with the broad issues of demography and methodology, and then addressing specific health conditions and geriatric conditions common to older persons.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Aging - Biology - Epidemiology - Geriatrics/Gerontology - Physiology

Related subjects » Biomedical Sciences - Population Studies - Public Health

Table of contents 

Forward – Anne B. Newman, MD, MPH, Jane A. Cauley, DrPH Section 1. Methods 1. The Demography of Aging – Jane A. Cauley, DrPH 2. Conducting Case-Control and Cohort Studies in Older Adults – Robert B. Wallace, MD, MSc 3. Study Design: Randomized Controlled Trials – Marco Pahor, MD, Matteo Cesari, MD, PhD 4. Target populations, recruitment, retention, and optimal testing methods: Methodological issues for studies in the epidemiology of aging - Elsa S. Strotmeyer, PhD, MPH, Rachel E. Ward, MPH 5. Nursing Home Research – Susan Hardy, MD, PhD 6. Use of proxies and informants - Ann L. Gruber-Baldini, PhD, Michelle Shardell, PhD, Kelly D. Lloyd, PhD, Jay Magaziner, PhD, MSHyg 7. Assessing Functional Status and Disability in Epidemiologic Studies - Jack M. Guralnik, MD, PhD, Kushang V. Patel, PhD, Luigi Ferrucci, MD, PhD 8. Comorbidity and Multimorbidity - Anne B. Newman, MD, MPH 9. Measurement of Social Factors in Aging Research - Lisa Fredman, PhD, Jennifer Lyons, MPH 10. Lifecourse Epidemiology and Aging - Mark Edwards, MRCP , Elaine Dennison, PhD, FRCP, Avan Aihie Sayer, PhD, FRCP, Cyrus Cooper, FMedSci 11. Using Epidemiology to Inform Community Health Programs and Policy - Steven M. Albert, PhD, Julie Donohue, PhD Section 2. Aging, Geriatric Syndromes and Common Conditions 12. Understanding the aging process using epidemiologic approaches - Jason L. Sanders, PhD, Robert M. Boudreau, PhD, Anne B. Newman, MD, MPH 13. Genetics of Human Longevity and Healthy Aging - Joanne M. Murabito, MD ScM, Kathryn L. Lunetta, PhD 14. Aging, Infection and Immunity, Sachin S. Kale, MD, Namita Ahuja, MD, Sachin Yende, MD MS 15. Nutritional Epidemiology in Aging - Stephen B. Kritchevsky, PhD, Denise K. Houston, PhD, RD 16. Body composition and aging - Marjolein Visser, PhD , Tamara B. Harris, MD, MS 17. Epidemiology of Falls and Mobility Disorders - Katherine Ritchey DO, Stephanie Studenski MD MPH 18. Medication Use in Older Adults - Zachary A. Marcum, PharmD, MSc, Emily P. Peron, PharmD, Joseph T. Hanlon, PharmD, MS 19. Visual Impairment - Barbara E. K. Klein, MD, MPH and Ronald Klein, MD, MPH 20. Age-Related Hearing Loss - Elizabeth Purchase Helzner, PhD 21. Oral Health and the Epidemiology of Oral Disease in Older Adults - Robert J. Weyant, DMD, DrPH 22. Epidemiology of Cancer and Aging - Kerri M. Clough-Gorr, DSc, MPH, Rebecca A. Silliman, MD, PhD 23. The Epidemiology of Coronary Artery Disease in Older Adults - Anne B. Newman, MD, MPH 24. Asthma and COPD - Paul Enright, MD, Carlos A. Vaz Fragoso, MD 25. The Impact of Diabetes in Older Adults - Joshua Barzilay, MD 26. The Pre-Diabetic, Insulin-Resistant State - Joshua Barzilay, MD 27. Chronic Kidney Disease - Stacy Andersen, MD, PhD, Linda Fried, MD, MPH 28. Osteoporosis - Jane A. Cauley, DrPH 29. Epidemiology of Osteoarthritis - C. Kent Kwoh, MD, MPH 30. Stroke Epidemiology and Prevention - Lewis H. Kuller, MD, DrPH 31. Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease - Deborah Barnes, PhD, MPH, Oscar Lopez, MD, Kristine Yaffe, MD 32. Depression and other common mental health disorders in old age - Brenda WJH Penninx, PhD, Hannie C Comijs, PhD Index.

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