Geriatric Gastroenterology

Editors: Pitchumoni, C. S., Dharmarajan, T. (Eds.)

  • A comprehensive guide for practicing physicians
  • Addressed by specialists in gastroenterology, geriatric medicine and other fields
  • Numerous illustrations, particularly relevant to imaging and histopathology
  • Special emphasis on nutrition and related disorders in the elderly
  • Simple, easy to read style, numerous tables, and key points enabling ease of understanding
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About this book

As aging trends in the United States and Europe in particular are strongly suggestive of increasingly older society, it would be prudent for health care providers to better prepare for such changes. By including physiology, disease, nutrition, pharmacology, pathology, radiology and other relevant associated topics, Geriatric Gastroenterology fills the void in the literature for a volume devoted specifically to gastrointestinal illness in the elderly.

This unique volume includes provision of training for current and future generations of physicians to deal with the health problems of older adults. It will also serve as a comprehensive guide to practicing physicians for ease of reference. Relevant to the geriatric age group, the volume covers epidemiology, physiology of aging, gastrointestinal physiology, pharmacology, radiology, pathology, motility disorders, luminal disorders, hepato-biliary disease, systemic manifestations, neoplastic disorders, gastrointestinal bleeding, cancer and medication related interactions and adverse events, all extremely common in older adults; these are often hard to evaluate and judge, especially considering the complex aging physiology. All have become important components of modern medicine. Special emphasis is be given to nutrition and related disorders. Capsule endoscopy and its utility in the geriatric population is also covered. Presented in simple, easy to read style, the volume includes numerous tables, figures and key points enabling ease of understanding. Chapters on imaging and pathology are profusely illustrated. All chapters are written by specialists and include up to date scientific information. Geriatric Gastroenterology is of great utility to residents in internal medicine, fellows in gastroenterology and geriatric medicine as well as gastroenterologists, geriatricians and practicing physicians including primary care physicians caring for older adults.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“The purpose is to be an all-inclusive reference source for gastroenterology information pertinent to geriatric patients. … The book is comprehensive, practical, and full of contemporary information. The anticipated audience includes internal medicine residents, GI trainees, and practicing physicians. … Chapters include current clinical practice guidelines and up-to-date references. This comprehensive textbook of geriatric gastroenterology is to be welcomed. It is up to date and provides useful practical information.” (Willem de Villiers, Doody’s Review Service, 2012)

Table of contents (72 chapters)

  • Geriatric Gastroenterology: The Geriatrician’s Perspective

    Dharmarajan, T. S. (et al.)

    Pages 3-6

  • Geriatric Gastroenterology: The Gastroenterologist’s Perspective

    Pitchumoni, C. S. (et al.)

    Pages 7-9

  • Geriatric Gastroenterology: Future Trends

    Hall, Karen E.

    Pages 11-13

  • The Physiology of Aging

    Dharmarajan, T. S. (et al.)

    Pages 17-31

  • The Gastrointestinal System and Aging

    Dharmarajan, T. S. (et al.)

    Pages 33-47

Buy this book

eBook $219.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $279.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-1622-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geriatric Gastroenterology
Editors
  • C. S. Pitchumoni
  • T. Dharmarajan
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-1623-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-1623-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-1622-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 690
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