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Books > Medicine > Clinical & internal medicine > Geriatric medicine

Handbook of Clinical Nutrition and Aging (Hardcover, 3rd ed. 2015): Connie Watkins Bales, Julie L Locher, Edward Saltzman Handbook of Clinical Nutrition and Aging (Hardcover, 3rd ed. 2015)
Connie Watkins Bales, Julie L Locher, Edward Saltzman
R4,739 Discovery Miles 47 390 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is the new and fully revised third edition of the well-received text that is the benchmark book in the field of nutrition and aging. The editors (specialists in geriatric nutrition, medical sociology, and clinical nutrition, respectively) and contributors (a panel of recognized academic nutritionists, geriatricians, clinicians, and other scientists) have added a number of new chapters and have thoroughly updated the widely acclaimed second edition. This third edition provides fresh perspectives and the latest scientific and clinical developments on the interaction of nutrition with age-associated disease and provides practical, evidence-based options to enhance this at-risk population's potential for optimal health and disease prevention. Chapters on a wide range of topics, such as the role of nutrition in physical and cognitive function, and coverage of an array of clinical conditions (obesity, diabetes, heart failure, cancer, kidney disease, osteoporosis), compliment chapters on food insecurity, anti-aging and nutritional supplements, making this third edition uniquely different from previous editions. Handbook of Clinical Nutrition and Aging, Third Edition, is a practical and comprehensive resource and an invaluable guide to nutritionists, physicians, nurses, social workers and others who provide health care for the ever-increasing aging population.

Whole Person Care - A New Paradigm for the 21st Century (Paperback, 2011 ed.): Tom A. Hutchinson Whole Person Care - A New Paradigm for the 21st Century (Paperback, 2011 ed.)
Tom A. Hutchinson
R1,948 Discovery Miles 19 480 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A ground-breaking new volume and the first of its kind to concisely outline and explicate the emerging field of whole person care process, Whole Person Care: A New Paradigm for the 21st Century organizes the disparate strains of literature on the topic. It does so by clarifying the concept of 'whole person' and also by outlining the challenges and opportunities that death anxiety poses to the practice of whole person care. Whole person care seeks to study, understand and promote the role of health care in relieving suffering and promoting healing in acute and chronic illness as a complement to the disease focus of biomedicine. The focus is on the whole person -- physical, emotional, social, and spiritual. Using concise, easy-to-read language, the early chapters offer practitioners a thorough understanding of the concepts, skills and tools necessary for the practice of whole person care from a clinician-patient interaction standpoint, while the last two chapters review the myriad implications of whole person care for medical practice. An invaluable resource for all areas of medical practice and for practitioners at all stages of development, from medical students to physicians and allied health providers with many years of experience, Whole Person Care: A New Paradigm for the 21st Century will have a profound impact on western medical practice in North America and elsewhere.

Evolution of Cardio-Metabolic Risk from Birth to Middle Age - The Bogalusa Heart Study (Paperback, 2011 ed.): Gerald S. Berenson Evolution of Cardio-Metabolic Risk from Birth to Middle Age - The Bogalusa Heart Study (Paperback, 2011 ed.)
Gerald S. Berenson
R3,783 Discovery Miles 37 830 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

That precursors of adult coronary artery disease, hypertension, and type II diabetes begin in childhood have been clearly established by the Bogalusa Heart Study. This unique research program has been able to follow a biracial (black/white) population over 35 years from childhood through mid-adulthood to provide perspectives on the natural history of adult heart diseases. Not only do these observations describe trajectories of cardio-metabolic risk variables leading to these diseases but provide a rationale for the need to begin prevention beginning in childhood. The trajectories of the burden of cardio-metabolic risk variables in the context of their fetal origin and chromosome telomere dynamics provide some insight into the metabolic imprinting in utero and aging process. The observed racial contrasts on cardio-metabolic risk variables implicate various biologic pathways interacting with environment contributing to the high morbidity and mortality from related diseases in our population. To address the seriousness of the onset of cardiovascular disease in youth, approaches to primordial prevention are described focussing on childhood health education as an important aspect of Preventive Cardiology.

Sarcopenia - Age-Related Muscle Wasting and Weakness - Mechanisms and Treatments (Paperback, 2011 ed.): Gordon S Lynch Sarcopenia - Age-Related Muscle Wasting and Weakness - Mechanisms and Treatments (Paperback, 2011 ed.)
Gordon S Lynch
R4,877 Discovery Miles 48 770 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Some of the most serious consequences of aging are its effects on skeletal muscle. 'Sarcopenia', the progressive age-related loss of muscle mass and associated muscle weakness, renders frail elders susceptible to serious injury from sudden falls and fractures and at risk for losing their functional independence. Not surprisingly, sarcopenia is a significant public health problem throughout the developed world. There is an urgent need to better understand the neuromuscular mechanisms underlying age-related muscle wasting and to develop therapeutic strategies that can attenuate, prevent, or ultimately reverse sarcopenia. Significant research and development in academic and research institutions and in pharmaceutical companies is being directed to sarcopenia and to related health issues in order to develop and evaluate novel therapeutics. This book provides the latest information on sarcopenia from leading international researchers studying the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying age-related changes in skeletal muscle and identifies strategies to combat sarcopenia and related muscle wasting conditions and neuromuscular disorders. The book provides a vital resource for researchers and practitioners alike, with information relevant to gerontologists, geriatricians, sports medicine physicians, physiologists, neuroscientists, cell biologists, endocrinologists, physical therapists, allied health and musculoskeletal practitioners, strength and conditioning specialists, athletic trainers, and students of the medical and biomedical sciences.

GeNeDis 2014 - Geriatrics (Hardcover, 2015 ed.): Panayiotis Vlamos, Athanasios Alexiou GeNeDis 2014 - Geriatrics (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Panayiotis Vlamos, Athanasios Alexiou
R5,380 Discovery Miles 53 800 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The 1st World Congress on Geriatrics and Neurodegenerative Disease Research (GeNeDis 2014), will focus on recent advances in geriatrics and neurodegeneration, ranging from basic science to clinical and pharmaceutical developments and will provide an international forum for the latest scientific discoveries, medical practices and care initiatives. Advances information technologies will be discussed along with their implications for various research, implementation and policy concerns. In addition, the conference will address European and global issues in the funding of long-term care and medico-social policies regarding elderly people. GeNeDis 2014 takes place in Corfu, Greece, 10-13 April 2014. This volume focuses on the sessions that address geriatrics.

Drug-related problems in the elderly (Paperback, 2009 ed.): Patrik Midloev, Tommy Eriksson, Annika Kragh Drug-related problems in the elderly (Paperback, 2009 ed.)
Patrik Midloev, Tommy Eriksson, Annika Kragh
R3,560 Discovery Miles 35 600 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Drug-related problems in the elderly is intended to serve as a source of information and clinical support in geriatric pharmacotherapy for students as well as all health care professionals, e.g. physicians, nurses and pharmacists. Pharmacotherapy is of great importance to all mankind. Drugs are however powerful and must be handled appropriately. This is especially important for elderly patients. Drug-related problem is not a major subject in most university programmes in medicine or pharmacy. When there is no speci c course, there is often no book covering the topic. In our view, as teachers at various university courses, there has been a shortage of literature that re ects the most important aspects of drug-related problems in the elderly. Medical practitioners, nurses and pharmacists, need to have this knowledge to be able to serve their patients in the best way. This book covers most aspects of drug-related problems in the elderly. With b- ter knowledge of drug-related dif culties and risks we hope that elderly will have fewer drug-related problems and bene t more from their pharmacotherapy.

Calorie Restriction, Aging and Longevity (Paperback, 2010 ed.): Arthur V. Everitt, Suresh I.S. Rattan, David G. Couteur, Rafael... Calorie Restriction, Aging and Longevity (Paperback, 2010 ed.)
Arthur V. Everitt, Suresh I.S. Rattan, David G. Couteur, Rafael De Cabo
R4,838 Discovery Miles 48 380 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Food or calorie restriction has been shown in many short-lived animals and the rhesus monkey to prolong life-span. Life-long nutrition studies are not possible in humans because of their long survival. Studies over two to six years in healthy adult humans have, however, shown that a 20% reduction in food or calorie intake slows many indices of normal and disease-related aging. Thus, it is widely believed that long-term reduction in calorie or food intake will delay the onset of age-related diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer, and so prolong life. Over the last 20 or more years there has been a progressive rise in food intake in many countries of the world, accompanied by a rising incidence of obesity. Thus our increasing food and calorie intake has been linked to the rising incidence of cardiovascular disease and diabetes in early adult life. It is accepted that overeating, accompanied by reduced physical exercise, will lead to more age-related diseases and shortening of life-span. The answer is to reduce our calorie intake, improve our diet, and exercise more. But calorie restriction is extremely difficult to maintain for long periods. How then can we solve this problem? Edited by a team of highly distinguished academics, this book provides the latest information on the beneficial effects of calorie restriction on health and life-span. This book brings us closer to an understanding at the molecular, cellular and whole organism level of the way forward.

Geriatric Rheumatology - A Comprehensive Approach (Paperback, 2011 ed.): Yuri Nakasato, Raymond L. Yung Geriatric Rheumatology - A Comprehensive Approach (Paperback, 2011 ed.)
Yuri Nakasato, Raymond L. Yung
R5,886 Discovery Miles 58 860 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The first book dedicated explicitly to the care of elderly patients with rheumatic diseases, this comprehensive resource is a practical guide for navigating the medical concerns of these complex patients. While patients over 65 years of age comprise roughly 15% of the population, they consume about 50% of rheumatology resources. This book presents current clinical practices with an eye toward achieving economically sustainable models of care. The world's leading authorities have come together to cover the full spectrum of rheumatic diseases, the immune system in aging, and ultrasound evaluation and arthrocentesis. The book also addresses the milieu of co-morbidities that the clinician may encounter with an older patient, as well as the accompanying concerns about multiple pharmacologic therapies and drug interactions. Bringing in experts from a wide array of subspecialties, the editors present the essentials of multidisciplinary care, an approach which is the hallmark of geriatrics and which naturally translates into the field of gerontorheumatology. Designed for primary care physicians and rheumatology consultants, Geriatric Rheumatology is an invaluable guide to caring for this rapidly growing patient population.

Measurements in Wound Healing - Science and Practice (Paperback, 2013 ed.): Raj Mani, Marco Romanelli, Vijay Shukla Measurements in Wound Healing - Science and Practice (Paperback, 2013 ed.)
Raj Mani, Marco Romanelli, Vijay Shukla
R4,793 Discovery Miles 47 930 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Measurement of Wound Healing will update the knowledge base and promote the use of measurements in order to improve both understanding of wounds and their management. This book will feature well used vascular measurements, pathological measurements, imaging measurements and so on. There will be chapters on techniques/measurements that have much promise. This book is led by 3 experienced clinician scientists from different backgrounds who have successfully worked together on projects.

The Future of Human Healthspan - Demography, Evolution, Medicine, and Bioengineering: Task Group Summaries (Paperback): The... The Future of Human Healthspan - Demography, Evolution, Medicine, and Bioengineering: Task Group Summaries (Paperback)
The National Academies, The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative Healthspan Steering Committee
R1,028 Discovery Miles 10 280 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An individual's healthspan can be defined as the length of time an individual is able to maintain good health. In 2007, over one hundred experts and researchers from public and private institutions across the nation convened to find new ways of addressing the human healthspan and the elusive nature of aging. Experts in public health, bioengineering, neuroscience and gerontology discussed how stress and lifestyle influence the decline of health at older ages. Other discussions focused on the integration of technology in the quality of life, gerontology, regenerative medicine and life expectancy with regard to social and behavioral traits. Still, other groups explored topics such as the cellular and molecular mechanisms of biological aging, the effects of exercise on the human healthspan, and changes in social context to enhance functional status of the elderly. Most importantly, experts agreed that it was imperative to ensure that the elderly have access to medical services by establishing relationships with health care and insurance providers.

The Aging Kidney in Health and Disease (Paperback, 2008 ed.): Juan F.Macias Nunez, J. Stewart Cameron, Dimitrios G. Oreopoulos The Aging Kidney in Health and Disease (Paperback, 2008 ed.)
Juan F.Macias Nunez, J. Stewart Cameron, Dimitrios G. Oreopoulos
R6,368 Discovery Miles 63 680 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This volume will be a reliable source on the management of the elderly with renal disease. There is an ever-increasing proportion of the aging population affected by renal disease and hypertension, and physicians are faced with atypical clinical presentations of renal disease in the aged as compared to younger people. This volume combines the fields of nephrology and geriatrics and presents a multidisciplinary approach to the topic.

Mechanical Properties of Aging Soft Tissues (Hardcover, 2015 ed.): Brian Derby, Riaz Akhtar Mechanical Properties of Aging Soft Tissues (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Brian Derby, Riaz Akhtar
R3,595 R3,015 Discovery Miles 30 150 Save R580 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Exploring the structure and mechanics of aging soft tissues, this edited volume presents authoritative reviews from leading experts on a range of tissues including skin, tendons, vasculature and plantar soft tissues. It provides an overview of in vivo and in vitro measurement techniques including state-of-the-art methodologies, as well as focusing on the structural changes that occur within the main components of these tissues resulting in detrimental mechanical property changes. It also highlights the current challenges of this field, and offers an insight into future developments. Age-related changes in the mechanical properties of soft tissues have a profound effect on human morbidity and mortality, and with changing global demographics, there is growing interest in this area. There has been increasing interest in robustly characterizing these mechanical changes to develop structure-property relationships, and growing awareness of the need for enhanced predictive models for computational simulations. This book seeks to address the challenges involved in applying these engineering techniques to reliably characterize these tissues. Focusing on a wide range of tissues and presenting cutting-edge techniques, this book provides an invaluable reference to academics and researchers in a range of disciplines including biomechanics, materials science, tissue engineering, life sciences and biomedicine.

Cardiothoracic Surgery in the Elderly (Paperback, 2011 ed.): Mark R. Katlic Cardiothoracic Surgery in the Elderly (Paperback, 2011 ed.)
Mark R. Katlic
R6,057 Discovery Miles 60 570 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Cardiothoracic Surgery in the Elderly: Evidence Based Practice is an important and timely book that reflects the thoughtful work of pioneers in geriatric surgery. It encompasses their knowledge related to geriatric surgery, and their reflections and guidance on the rapidly accumulating knowledge related to improving the health and surgical care of seniors. This book provides a scholarly review of the constantly expanding knowledge base about cardiovascular and thoracic surgery in seniors. The book follows a logical sequence covering general aspects of care, cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Chapters are focused on common, devastating and often missed complications of surgical care in the seniors. These include delirium, depression, pressure sores, functional losses, incontinence, volume depletion and asymptomatic or atypical complications -myocardial infarction, post-operative diarrhea, urinary track infections and pneumonia. Each is expertly reviewed. Strategies to help the surgeons and the surgical team anticipate, recognize and effectively prevent or manage such problems are discussed and the evidence basis for such strategies is provided. Cardiothoracic Surgery in the Elderly: Evidence Based Practice is particularly timely and the first to review the substantial body of knowledge that has been developed in recent years related to geriatric cardiothoracic surgical problems. It catalogs well the expanding knowledge basis for achieving successful surgical outcomes in the very old. It provides a most useful resources for cardiovascular thoracic surgeons in training and those already in practice.

Aging and Money - Reducing Risk of Financial Exploitation and Protecting Financial Resources (Paperback, 2014 ed.): Ronan M.... Aging and Money - Reducing Risk of Financial Exploitation and Protecting Financial Resources (Paperback, 2014 ed.)
Ronan M. Factora
R3,553 Discovery Miles 35 530 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Increasingly, we hear of more and more elders falling victim to financial exploitation. Although this form of elder abuse has been recognized for years, its incidence, prevalence, and impact on the common individual has been only more recently brought to the spotlight. Despite these circumstances, recognition of risk factors and indicators of financial exploitation are not widely disseminated. Additionally, once situations are identified and confronted, the knowledge of what to do next is lacking. These gaps are present within the medical community, law-enforcement, and the finance community areas where opportunities for recognition and intervention are common. Our elders often have no idea of what to do when they see their own risk or when they fall victim. "Aging and Money: Reducing Risk of Financial Exploitation and Protecting Financial Resources "helps clinicians to integrate identification of such indicators of abuse into their geriatric assessment as well as guide them in performing an assessment of an individuals financial decision making capacity when appropriate.

"Aging and Money: Reducing Risk of Financial Exploitation and Protecting Financial Resources" is an essential new text that provides the practicing clinician with information on identifying risk factors and clinical clues associated with financial exploitation and how to incorporate these steps into their practice."

Oxidative Stress in Aging - From Model Systems to Human Diseases (Hardcover, 2008 ed.): Satomi Miwa, Kenneth Bruce Beckman,... Oxidative Stress in Aging - From Model Systems to Human Diseases (Hardcover, 2008 ed.)
Satomi Miwa, Kenneth Bruce Beckman, Florian Muller
R4,990 R3,943 Discovery Miles 39 430 Save R1,047 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Oxidative Stress in Aging: From Model Systems to Human Diseases discusses the role of free radicals in aging in different animal models, as well as the relevance of free radicals on age-related diseases and pathological conditions in humans (following an introduction section of the basics and theory of free radicals). Human aging is a complex phenomenon - not everyone gets the same diseases and dies from the same cause. Accumulating reports implicate the connection between free radicals and various diseases and age-related pathological conditions. Although the causal relationships have not been established, it is necessary to discuss how free radicals are involved in each situation. In addition, the major interventions trials of antioxidant supplements in age-related disease, cancer and so forth are reviewed and discussed.

Research Trends in Nutrition for the Middle Aged & Elderly (Hardcover, Illustrated Ed): Johan P. Urster Research Trends in Nutrition for the Middle Aged & Elderly (Hardcover, Illustrated Ed)
Johan P. Urster
R4,113 Discovery Miles 41 130 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The ageing process changes body composition and thus nutritional status changes as one gets older. At the same time the body becomes more susceptible to diseases and diet becomes an even more significant or at least visibly significant than in earlier years. Moreover, there is frequently socio-economic downward drifting in this age group making nutritious foods more difficult to afford. This new book presents leading-edge research from around the world.

Multiple Dimensions of Caregiving and Disability - Research, Practice, Policy (Paperback, 2012 ed.): Ronda C. Talley, John E... Multiple Dimensions of Caregiving and Disability - Research, Practice, Policy (Paperback, 2012 ed.)
Ronda C. Talley, John E Crews
R3,582 Discovery Miles 35 820 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Caring for people with disabilities often becomes an all-encompassing responsibility for one or more family members. To manage the multifaceted demands, caregivers must possess strong multitasking skills, including the ability to assist with daily life tasks; provide emotional support; help with financial affairs; mediate and advocate with health care providers. Maintaining balance within their own lives can become incredibly challenging for caregivers. More often than not, providing care for family members or loved ones occurs at the expense of the caregivers' well-being. And for caregivers who themselves have disabilities, it further complicates matters. Multiple Dimensions of Caregiving and Disability addresses concerns that have been long familiar to the caregiver population and examines the current state of family care for individuals with disabilities. With a lifespan perspective, this concise reference reviews the literature on specific problems of caregivers and explores which care strategies are effective, promising, or lacking in available resources and support interventions. Contributors also explore the more fluid and subjective aspects of caregiving, such as feelings, spirituality, and family roles. Suggestions for future policy improvements, particularly within the public health sector, are discussed as well. Topics covered include: * Family dynamics and caregiving for people with disabilities. * Parent caregiving of children with disabilities. * Race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and caregiving. * Educational, training, and support programs for caregivers. * Emerging technologies to aid caregivers. * Developing partnerships between caregivers and health care providers. Multiple Dimensions of Caregiving and Disability is a must-have resource for researchers, scientist-practitioners, policy makers, and graduate students across such disciplines as clinical psychology, nursing, social work, public health, medicine, and social and education policy.

Disaster Preparedness for Seniors - A Comprehensive Guide for Healthcare Professionals (Hardcover, 2014): Charles A. Cefalu Disaster Preparedness for Seniors - A Comprehensive Guide for Healthcare Professionals (Hardcover, 2014)
Charles A. Cefalu
R4,669 R3,791 Discovery Miles 37 910 Save R878 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Disaster Preparedness for Seniors: A Comprehensive Guide for Healthcare Professionals outlines specific disaster scenarios for homebound, community, hospitalized, long term care, homeless and aged veterans. Chapters are written by a diverse group of authors, all of whom offer insight and expertise in training healthcare professionals in preparing for disasters. Topics include myths and realities of natural disasters and disaster preparedness for special populations of elders-the acute care elderly, the community-dwelling elderly, home based primary care senior veterans, the immune-compromised elderly, those with multiple and co morbid illnesses, the long-term care elderly, those elderly at the end of life and the effects of disaster on caregivers. A significant portion of the book is also devoted to training, competencies, literacy, cultural competency and resilience in disaster preparedness as well as the role of the academic medical center. The volume concludes with coverage of the management of behavioral, medical and psychological consequences of disasters. Disaster Preparedness for Seniors: A Comprehensive Guide for Healthcare Professionals is an important new volume and will serve as a guide for the development of programs, policies and procedures for evacuation of seniors during various disaster scenarios.

Classic Papers in Geriatric Medicine with Current Commentaries (Hardcover, 2008 ed.): Robert J. Pignolo, Monica Crane, Mary Ann... Classic Papers in Geriatric Medicine with Current Commentaries (Hardcover, 2008 ed.)
Robert J. Pignolo, Monica Crane, Mary Ann Forciea
R4,992 R3,947 Discovery Miles 39 470 Save R1,045 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume collects the foundation papers in the discipline of Geriatric medicine. The book begins with a chapter on those papers that established the field. It then goes on to provide a long overdue review of the important "classic" papers in geriatric medicine and includes information on the development of health systems which support the care of older patients. Each chapter begins with a commentary by a faculty member with special interest or expertise in that area.

Peripherally Inserted Central Venous Catheters (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Sergio Sandrucci, Baudolino Mussa Peripherally Inserted Central Venous Catheters (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Sergio Sandrucci, Baudolino Mussa
R4,309 Discovery Miles 43 090 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Indications for central venous cannulation in critically ill patients have increased dramatically in recent years owing to the use of more complex therapies unsuitable for delivery via peripheral veins. The main drawbacks of central venous access are morbidity and the growing scarcity of experienced operators. Ultrasound-guided peripheral venous access offers a solution, in that it reduces morbidity and can be performed by a dedicated nursing team. The aim of this book is to teach the fundamentals of this emerging technique. Advice is provided on the choice of materials and on vein selection. The advantages and disadvantages of peripherally inserted central venous catheters (PICC) in relation to other types of central venous catheter are discussed, and the principles of use and practical applications of ultrasound for venipuncture are explained. Maneuvers for PICC positioning, techniques for the evaluation of PICC tip placement, and the prevention, diagnosis, and management of complications are all described in detail. Advice is also provided on the organization of a dedicated PICC team within a hospital or a supportive care program, and psychological, legal, and economic issues are considered. Peripherally Inserted Central Venous Catheters will be of interest to a wide range of professionals, including nutritionists, oncologists, anesthesiologists, surgeons, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, and radiologists.

Colorectal Cancer in the Elderly (Paperback, 2013 ed.): Kok-Yang Tan Colorectal Cancer in the Elderly (Paperback, 2013 ed.)
Kok-Yang Tan
R3,680 Discovery Miles 36 800 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

As the population ages, clinicians are facing an increasing number of elderly patients with colorectal cancer. These patients pose unique challenges as they have more comorbidities and lower functional reserves. In addition, the treatment goals may differ from those in younger patients. This book discusses in depth the different aspects of management of colorectal cancer in the elderly. After the provision of pertinent background information on the normal physiology of aging, screening and diagnosis are discussed. Subsequent chapters focus on a range of issues associated with the surgical and perioperative care of these patients and with adjuvant treatment and palliative care. Each chapter provides helpful take-home messages in bullet point form, and numerous informative figures and tables are also included. The authors are surgeons, physicians, anesthetists, geriatricians, oncologists, and allied health professionals with extensive experience in the field.

Immunosenescence (Hardcover, 2007 ed.): Graham Pawelec Immunosenescence (Hardcover, 2007 ed.)
Graham Pawelec
R4,978 R4,055 Discovery Miles 40 550 Save R923 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Human immunosenescence contributes to morbidity and mortality in later life. The age-associated increasing incidence of cancer and cardiovascular disease plateaus at around 80 years of age in industrialised countries, but death due to infectious disease continues to increase up to 100 years of age and beyond. Understanding the reasons for age-associated alterations to protective immunity in the elderly would facilitate the development of interventions to reconstitute appropriate immune function, increase responsiveness to vaccination and extend healthspan. The majority of the papers collected in this volume therefore address not only the mechanisms responsible for immune ageing in humans but consider what might be accomplished to redress the erosion of immune competence with age. The first problem facing the gerontologist investigating human ageing is their longevity: most studies are conducted in a cross-sectional manner, in which parameters of interest in elderly cohorts are compared to young controls. However, the ageing trajectories of people now 80 years old, born at the beginning of the 20th century, will have been very different in mostly unidentifiable ways from those born towards the end of that century. These differences include population genetics, nutrition, stress, disease, and of course, medical treatment, all of which make these two populations hardly comparable.

Geriatric Urology (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Tomas Lindor Griebling Geriatric Urology (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Tomas Lindor Griebling
R4,738 Discovery Miles 47 380 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Geriatric urology represents one of the largest overall sectors of care provided within the specialty of urology. As the incidence and prevalence of many clinical urologic conditions increase significantly in older adults, the practice of urology involves a need for advanced knowledge of the basic principles of geriatrics. Geriatric Urology outlines important topics in the care of elderly urology patients. The first section covers the biology of aging, changes in the genitourinary system, and common diseases including urologic conditions that may serve as warning signs of other disorders. Section two covers geriatric syndromes and implications for urologic care including frailty, polypharmacy, dementia, and wound healing. Urologic conditions in older adults are explored in detail including urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary tract infection, nocturia, and benign prostate diseases. Other topics covered include obtaining informed consent, development of advance directives, palliative medicine and care of the dying patient. Geriatric Urology is of great value to urologists, geriatricians, internists, residents and family practitioners.

Ageing in Advanced Industrial States - Riding the Age Waves - Volume 3 (Hardcover, 2010 ed.): Shripad Tuljapurkar, Naohiro... Ageing in Advanced Industrial States - Riding the Age Waves - Volume 3 (Hardcover, 2010 ed.)
Shripad Tuljapurkar, Naohiro Ogawa, Anne H. Gauthier
R2,940 Discovery Miles 29 400 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Population growth slowed across the world in the last decades of the 20th century, changing substantially our view of the future. The 21st century is likely to see the end to world population growth and become the century of population aging, marked by low fertility and ever-increasing life expectancy. These trends have prompted many to predict a gloomy future caused by an unprecedented economic burden of population aging. In response, industrialized nations will need to implement effective social and economic policies and programs.

This is the final volume in a series of three. The papers included explore many examples and strengthen the basis for effective economic and social policies by investigating the economic, social, and demographic consequences of the transformations in the structures of population and family. These consequences include changes in economic behavior, both in labor and financial markets, and with regard to saving and consumption, and intergenerational transfers of money and care.

Sarcopenia - Age-Related Muscle Wasting and Weakness - Mechanisms and Treatments (Hardcover, 2011 ed.): Gordon S Lynch Sarcopenia - Age-Related Muscle Wasting and Weakness - Mechanisms and Treatments (Hardcover, 2011 ed.)
Gordon S Lynch
R5,506 R4,493 Discovery Miles 44 930 Save R1,013 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Some of the most serious consequences of aging are its effects on skeletal muscle. Sarcopenia', the progressive age-related loss of muscle mass and associated muscle weakness, renders frail elders susceptible to serious injury from sudden falls and fractures and at risk for losing their functional independence. Not surprisingly, sarcopenia is a significant public health problem throughout the developed world. There is an urgent need to better understand the neuromuscular mechanisms underlying age-related muscle wasting and to develop therapeutic strategies that can attenuate, prevent, or ultimately reverse sarcopenia. Significant research and development in academic and research institutions and in pharmaceutical companies is being directed to sarcopenia and to related health issues in order to develop and evaluate novel therapeutics. This book provides the latest information on sarcopenia from leading international researchers studying the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying age-related changes in skeletal muscle and identifies strategies to combat sarcopenia and related muscle wasting conditions and neuromuscular disorders. The book provides a vital resource for researchers and practitioners alike, with information relevant to gerontologists, geriatricians, sports medicine physicians, physiologists, neuroscientists, cell biologists, endocrinologists, physical therapists, allied health and musculoskeletal practitioners, strength and conditioning specialists, athletic trainers, and students of the medical and biomedical sciences.

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