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.
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