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Title Aging and the gastrointestinal tract / volume editors, Alberto Pilotto, Peter Malfertheiner, Peter R. Holt
Published Basel ; New York : Karger, ©2003


Description 1 online resource (viii, 218 pages) : illustrations
Series Interdisciplinary topics in gerontology, 0074-1132 ; v. 32
Interdisciplinary topics in gerontology ; v. 32. 0074-1132
Contents Preface -- A Geriatric Approach to Gastrointestinal Disorders -- Epidemiology of Gastrointestinal Disorders in the Elderly -- Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment of Older Patients with Gastrointestinal Disorders -- Effect of Aging on the Pharmacokinetics of Gastrointestinal Drugs -- Effect of Aging on the Gastrointestinal Tract -- Aging of the Esophagus and Stomach -- Effect of Aging upon the Small Intestine and Colon -- Effect of Aging on the Liver and Pancreas -- Disorders of the Esophagus in the Elderly -- Dysphagia in the Elderly
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in the Elderly -- Disorders of the Stomach in the Elderly -- Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug-Related Gastroduodenal Damage in the Elderly -- Helicobacter pylori Infection in the Elderly -- Gastric Cancer in the Elderly -- Disorders of the Pancreas and Liver in the Elderly -- The Pancreas and Aging -- Liver Diseases in the Elderly -- Disorders of the Small Intestine and Colon in the Elderly -- Disorders of the Small Intestine in the Elderly -- Diarrhea in Old Age -- Colon Cancer in the Elderly -- Author Index -- Subject Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G
H -- I -- L -- M -- N -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- W -- X -- Z
Summary With the dramatic increase of the aging population, the study and care of gastrointestinal disorders in the elderly have become priority topics for both clinicians and researchers. The geriatric approach which includes the epidemiology and pharmacokinetics of drugs as well as a comprehensive multidimensional assessment is particularly important in managing older patients with gastrointestinal disorders, since these patients are likely to have multiple interacting problems that interfere with their daily function and complicate their treatment. This book presents the results of recent studies in geriatric gastroenterology and reviews both basic and clinical aspects of the field. An important section is devoted to the close examination of the structural and functional effects of aging on the physiology of the gastrointestinal tract. Recent advances in diagnostic tools and the treatment of elderly patients with dysphagia and gastroesophageal reflux disease as well as with NSAID-related or Helicobacter pylori-associated gastroduodenal diseases are reported in updated chapters. The physician's approach to the management of disorders of the small intestine, colon, pancreas and liver is discussed, highlighting the specific aspects of such disorders in old age. As it is important that the geriatric assessment of elderly patients is carried out by a multidisciplinary team which includes experienced specialists as well as primary care physicians and community health workers, the book addresses a wide readership: general physicians, specialists in geriatrics and gastroenterology and health care providers involved in planning care for elderly patients with gastrointestinal disorders
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Geriatric gastroenterology.
Gastrointestinal system -- Diseases -- Age factors
Gastrointestinal system -- Diseases.
Older people.
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Aging -- physiology
Gastrointestinal System
MEDICAL -- Geriatrics.
MEDICAL -- Nursing -- Gerontology.
Older people
Gastrointestinal system -- Diseases
Geriatric gastroenterology
Alter -- Gastrointestinale Krankheit -- Aufsatzsammlung.
Gastrointestinale Krankheit -- Alter -- Aufsatzsammlung.
Gastroentérologie gériatrique.
Appareil digestif -- Maladies -- Effets de l'âge.
Form Electronic book
Author Pilotto, A
Malfertheiner, P. (Peter), 1950-
Holt, Peter R
LC no. 2003040047
ISBN 058547334X