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Care of Gastrointestinal Problems in the Older Adult : Springer Series on Geriatric Nursing - Sue E. Meiner

Care of Gastrointestinal Problems in the Older Adult

Springer Series on Geriatric Nursing

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This book provides nurses with practical information on the most frequently encountered gastrointestinal disorders and problems found in the elderly - from constipation, hemorrhoids, and diverticulosis to cancers of the GI tract. It was developed to provide greater depth of information than can be found in general nursing textbooks, and to tailor this information to the special needs of the elderly. Each chapter includes a definition of the condition, followed by its cause, normal and abnormal physiology, nursing care with attention to nursing diagnoses, interventions, medications, and alternative therapies (where appropriate). Health promotion, nutrition, and quality of life issues are included as an essential part of any plan of care for older adults.

Contributorsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Introduction and Demographic Datap. 1
General Disorders of the Upper Gastrointestinal Systemp. 7
Gastroesophageal Reflux Diseasep. 23
Motor Dysfunctions of the Stomachp. 47
Helicobacter Pylori and Ulcersp. 59
Bacterial, Viral, and Parasitic Infections of the Colonp. 67
Vitamin B[subscript 12] and Folate Deficienciesp. 81
Cancers of the Gastrointestinal Tractp. 95
Nutrition and Gastrointestinal Diseasesp. 129
Irritable Bowel Syndromep. 157
Diverticular Diseasep. 177
Constipation and Noninfectious Diarrheap. 201
Hemorrhoids and Problems of the Anus and Rectump. 215
Indexp. 245
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ISBN: 9780826118653
ISBN-10: 0826118658
Series: Springer Series on Geriatric Nursing
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 15th April 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.49