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Nephrology and Geriatrics Integrated - Dimitrios G. Oreopoulos

Nephrology and Geriatrics Integrated

Hardcover Published: April 2002
ISBN: 9780792361817
Number Of Pages: 243

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Because of many advances in medicine and biotechnology, an increasing number of individuals are surviving into old age, and we are now challenged to apply sophisticated medical knowledge to the care of the elderly citizen. In nephrology, individuals older than 65 are the fastest-growing group of patients requiring dialysis. Similarly, in increasing numbers, elderly persons present themselves with renal complaints to their family doctor, the geriatrician or the nephrologist. In August 1998, with the financial support of the John A. Hartford Foundation, leaders in geriatrics, nephrology and urology met in Jasper, Alberta, for one week to discuss their areas of special knowledge and to learn from each other. Geriatricians learned from nephrologists, nephrologists learned from geriatricians, and both came to see that they had much in common. All participants discovered a common interest, challenge and commitment, namely, to provide the best renal care to a progressively aging population and to teach their fellows the principles of the other collaborating specialties. This book contains all the papers presented at this meeting and also the text of group discussions on Training and Education, Special Clinical Problems in Geriatric Patients, and Recommendations in Basic and Clinical Research. Nephrology and Geriatrics Integrated will prove useful to both nephrologists and geriatricians in their efforts to manage the renal complaints of the elderly, who come to them in increasing numbers.

List of Participants
The Clinical Physiology of Agingp. 1
Aging Kidneys in an Aging Population: How Does This Impact Nephrology and Nephrologists?p. 17
The Aging Kidneyp. 27
Aging: Its Influence on Drug Disposition and Effectp. 37
Drug-Related Renal Dysfunction in the Elderlyp. 45
Fluid and Electrolyte Balance in the Elderlyp. 51
Glomerular Disease in the Elderly Populationp. 57
Renal Artery Disease in the Elderlyp. 67
Diabetic Nephropathy in Patients with Type II Diabetesp. 77
Acute Renal Failure in the Elderlyp. 91
Hemodialysis in Elderly Patientsp. 113
Peritoneal Dialysis in Older Individualsp. 127
New Insights Into Aging and Renal Osteodystrophyp. 137
Older Transplant Recipients; Older Transplant Donors - What Are the Issues?p. 149
Hydronephrosis and Renal Deterioration in the Elderly due to Abnormalities of the Lower Urinary Tract and Ureterovesical Junctionp. 155
The Geriatric Patient with Obstructive Uropathyp. 167
Urinary Incontinence in the Elderlyp. 179
Access of the Elderly to Dialysisp. 199
Dialysis Withdrawalp. 203
Managed Care, Geriatrics and Nephrologyp. 207
The Challenges of Geriatric Nephrology: Managed Care/Disease Managementp. 213
Training and Educationp. 227
Special Clinical Problems in Geriatric Patientsp. 231
Research: Basic and Clinicalp. 233
Epiloguep. 239
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ISBN: 9780792361817
ISBN-10: 0792361814
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 243
Published: April 2002
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.54

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