The Aging Kidney in Health and Disease 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 will combine the fields of nephrology and geriatrics and present a multidisciplinary approach to the topic.Table of contents Foreword.- Holistic Approach to the Geriatric Patient: Geriatric Evaluation.- Incidence of Renal Disease and Electrolytes Imbalance in a Geriatric Ward.- Anatomical, Structural and Vascular Changes in the Aging Kidney.- Biology of the Aging Process and Its Clinical Consequences.- Physiology of the Aging Kidney.- The Mechanisms of Age-Associated Glomerular Sclerosis.- The Endothelial Function in the Healthy Aged.- Water and Electrolyte Balance in the Aged.- Renal Acidification: Calcium, Phosphate, and Magnesium.- Hypertension.- The Role of the Renin-Angiotensin System and Agents Interfering with it in Renal Failure and the Aging Process.- Prevention of Renal Diseases in the Elderly.- Obstuctive Uropathy in the Aged.- Prostatic Enlargement.- Urinary Incontinence.- Urinary Tract Infection and Management of Bladder Catheter.- Malignancies of the Upper and Lower Urinary Tract.- The Role of Biopsy in the Diagnosis of Renal Diseases in the Aged.- Diabetic Nephropathy.- Renal Cystic Disease in the Aged.- Renal Vasculitis in the Aged.- Acute Renal Failure. Multirogan Failure.- Aetiology, Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Renal Insufficiency in the Aged.- Substitute Treatment of End Stage Renal Disease & Hemodialysis.- Substitute Treatment of End Stage Renal Disease and Reanl Transplantation.- Use of Medication in the Aged with Renal Insufficiency.- Quality of Life in Old Patients with Renal Failure.- Ethics in the Management of Renal Failure.
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Titolo: The Aging Kidney in Health and Disease
Autori: Macias Nunez - Cameron - Oreopoulos
Editore: Springer Verlag
Finitura: Copertina rigida