Practical Issues in Geriatrics

Rehabilitation Medicine for Elderly Patients

Editors: Masiero, Stefano, Carraro, Ugo (Eds.)

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  • Describes a multidisciplinary approach to rehabilitation
  • Enables readers to identify and apply rehabilitation strategies appropriate to individual cases
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This book clearly explains when and how different rehabilitation techniques should be applied in the aging patient, thereby enabling readers to identify and apply those rehabilitation strategies that will maximize quality of life and functional independence in individual cases. It is specifically designed for ease of consultation and rapid retrieval of the information most relevant to clinical practice. Prominence is given to the benefits of a multidisciplinary approach to rehabilitation, with discussion of a very wide range of aspects of rehabilitation in different disease settings. The breadth of coverage is illustrated by the attention paid to less commonly addressed topics such as visual and hearing rehabilitation, the role of robotics and 3D imaging techniques, variations in approach among health care systems, and rehabilitation in end-of-life care. The authors are international academic experts in their fields, guaranteeing a high scientific standard throughout. This manual will be an invaluable tool and source of knowledge for geriatricians and physiatrists but will also appeal to a wider range of clinicians, practitioners, and students.

About the authors

Stefano Masiero is Full Professor and Director of the Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine School at the University of Padua, Italy, as well as Chief of the Rehabilitation Department and Director of the Laboratory of Bioengineering and Clinical Movement at Padua University General Hospital. His areas of particular scientific and clinical interest are the effects of exercise and new tools for neurorehabilitation, functional electrical stimulation, and treatments for spinal, musculoskeletal, and rheumatic diseases. Dr. Masiero has been the coordinator of many national and international research projects in the field of rehabilitation. He is a member of the Italian Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (SIMFER), the Italian Society of Neurological Rehabilitation (SINR), the World Federation for Neurorehabilitation (WFNR), and the European Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ESPRM). Dr. Masiero is a member of the editorial boards of many international journals and has authored more than 150 scientific papers on rehabilitation in national and international journals.

Ugo Carraro is a Senior Scholar at Padua University, Italy. He is ex-Principal Investigator of the Laboratory of Translational Myology – CIR-Myo as well as ex-Associate Professor of General Pathology in the Faculty of Medicine at the university. Dr. Carraro is Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Translational Myology. His research interests have included especially the basics of muscle plasticity and its applications in biomedicine and he has been the recipient of a number of important research grants, including most recently in partnership with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Electrical Stimulation and with support from the EU INTERREG programs. Other earlier projects included research undertaken with the Wilhelminenspital and the Medical University of Vienna (2005–6), work on “Guided healing and reconstruction of myopathic, denervated, ablated and ectopic skeletal muscle” (project manager, 2004–5), and the EU-funded project "RISE: Use of electrical stimulation to restore standing in paraplegics with long-term denervated degenerated muscles (DDM)" (2001–5). 

Table of contents (47 chapters)

  • Physical Activity and Rehabilitation in Elderly

    Frontera, Walter R., MD, PhD

    Pages 3-13

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  • Aging Brain and Neurological Changes

    Ihle-Hansen, Håkon, MD (et al.)

    Pages 15-20

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  • Age-Related Changes in Body Composition and Energy Metabolism

    Sergi, G. (et al.)

    Pages 21-25

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  • Sarcopenia and Aging

    Invernizzi, Marco, MD, PhD (et al.)

    Pages 27-33

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  • Physical Exercise and Aging

    Paoli, Antonio, MD, PhD

    Pages 35-41

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eBook 74,96 €
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-57405-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rehabilitation Medicine for Elderly Patients
Editors
  • Stefano Masiero
  • Ugo Carraro
Series Title
Practical Issues in Geriatrics
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-57406-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-57406-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-57405-9
Series ISSN
2509-6060
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 545
Number of Illustrations
28 b/w illustrations, 76 illustrations in colour
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