This overview on the management of diarrhoea and constipation in the elderly includes updates on pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment, and highlights the vulnerability of the elderly in regard to acquiring diarrhoea and its complications. The aetiology, diagnosis and treatment of constipation are also dealt with, emphasising practical management issues.Table of Contents PrefaceAcknowledgementsContributorsPart I. Defences of the Aging Gastrointestinal Tract: 1. Non-immune defences of the aging gut R. N. Ratnaike2. Immune defences of the aging gut R. L. FaustPart II. Diarrhoea: 3. Pathophysiology of diarrhoea R. N. Ratnaike4. History and physical examination R. N. Ratnaike5. The investigation of diarrhoea J. E. Buttery, P. J. Lawson, R. N. Ratnaike and A. B. Utturkar6. Faecal incontinence L. Mykyta7. Drug-induced diarrhoea R. N. Ratnaike and T. E. Jones8. Aetiology of infectious diarrhoea R. N. Ratnaike and D. F. M. Looke9. Specific infectious conditions R. N. Ratnaike10. An overview of management of infectious diarrhoea R. N. RatnaikePart III. Non-infectious Clinical Entities: 11. Coeliac disease A. G. Cummins12. Inflammatory disorders of the colon I. C. Roberts-Thomson13. Neoplasia and diarrhoea J. Cooper14. Irritable bowel syndrome W. M. H. Goh and R. N. Ratnaike15. Endocrine, metabolic and miscellaneous causes of diarrhoea J. E. Buttery and R. N. RatnaikePart IV. Constipation: 16. Constipation: aetiology and diagnosis M. C. Woodward17. Constipation: Issues of management M. C. WoodwardPart V. Perspectives of Altered Bowel Function: 18. Issues of nutrition I. Darnton-Hill, S. K. Suomela and N. V. K. Nair19. The nursing care of older people with diarrhoea and constipation T. Koch, P. F. Sando and S. HudsonIndex.
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Titolo: Diarrhoea and Constipation in Geriatric Practice
Editore: Cambridge University Press
Edizione: I 1999
Finitura: Copertina flessibile
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