- Author/s: Pitchumoni, C. S.; Dharmarajan, T.S.
- Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
- ISBN: 9781441916228
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 711 pages
- Publication date: 25 July 2012
- Dimensions: 210mm (Width), 279mm (Height)
- Weight: 1961g
This book is devoted entirely to gastrointestinal illness in the elderly, covering physiology, disease, nutrition, pharmacology and other relevant associated topics. Covers cancer, abdominal pain, G-I bleeding, constipation and drug induced manifestations.
As aging trends in the United States and Europe in particular are strongly suggestive of increasingly older society, it would be prudent for health care providers to better prepare for such changes. By including physiology, disease, nutrition, pharmacology, pathology, radiology and other relevant associated topics, Geriatric Gastroenterology fills the void in the literature for a volume devoted specifically to gastrointestinal illness in the elderly. This unique volume includes provision of training for current and future generations of physicians to deal with the health problems of older adults. It will also serve as a comprehensive guide to practicing physicians for ease of reference. Relevant to the geriatric age group, the volume covers epidemiology, physiology of aging, gastrointestinal physiology, pharmacology, radiology, pathology, motility disorders, luminal disorders, hepato-biliary disease, systemic manifestations, neoplastic disorders, gastrointestinal bleeding, cancer and medication related interactions and adverse events, all extremely common in older adults; these are often hard to evaluate and judge, especially considering the complex aging physiology. All have become important components of modern medicine. Special emphasis is be given to nutrition and related disorders. Capsule endoscopy and its utility in the geriatric population is also covered. Presented in simple, easy to read style, the volume includes numerous tables, figures and key points enabling ease of understanding. Chapters on imaging and pathology are profusely illustrated. All chapters are written by specialists and include up to date scientific information. Geriatric Gastroenterology is of great utility to residents in internal medicine, fellows in gastroenterology and geriatric medicine as well as gastroenterologists, geriatricians and practicing physicians including primary care physicians caring for older adults.
Perspectives and Trends 1. Geriatric Gastroenterology: the Geriatrician's Perspective T.S. Dharmarajan 2. Geriatric Gastroenterology: The gastroenterologist's perspective: C.S. Pitchumoni 3. Geriatric gastroenterology: future trends Karen E Hall Basic Sciences, Principles and Epidemiology 4. The Physiology of Aging T.S. Dharmarajan 5. The Gastrointestinal System and Aging T.S. Dharmarajan, Amit Sohagia, C.S. Pitchumoni 6. Epidemiology of Gastrointestinal disease Julia B Greer, Haq Nawaz, Dhiraj Yadav 7. Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment T.S. Dharmarajan Pharmacology 8. Drug effects on the gastrointestinal tract Vishal Jain, T.S. Dharmarajan, C.S. Pitchumoni 9. Pharmacokinetics of aging Ryan J Haumschild 10. Drug-nutrient interactions Srinivas Guptha Gunturu, T.S. Dharmarajan 11. Probiotics Martin H. Floch Nutrition 12. Geriatric Nutritional assessment T.S. Dharmarajan, Kenneth L. Minaker 13. Tube feeding: techniques and procedure Amit Sohagia, Hilary I Hertan 14. Enteral and Parenteral nutrition Manie Juneja, Stephen JD O' Keefe 15. Ethical aspects, expectations and outcomes associated with PEG in Dementia T.S. Dharmarajan, Krishna P Aparanji, C.S. Pitchumoni 16. Water, Potassium, Sodium, and Chloride in Nutrition T.S. Dharmarajan, Kenneth L. Minaker 17. Intravenous Fluid Administration Eugene C. Corbett Jr 18. B12 and Folic acid T.S. Dharmarajan, Srinivas Guptha Gunturu 19. Iron, copper and zinc T.S. Dharmarajan, Srinivas Guptha Gunturu, C.S. Pitchumoni 20. Vitamin D and calcium T.S. Dharmarajan, Amit Sohagia 21. Dietary Fiber in Health and Disease C.S. Pitchumoni, Fisseha Y.Ghidey 22. Healthy Diet for the Older adult Sirakarn Tejavanija, Sunil S. Jhangiani Imaging 23. Endoscopy in Older Adults: Risks, benefits, considerations Noelle O'Shea, Frank J. Lukens 24. Wireless capsule endoscopy C.S. Pitchumoni and Neelam G. Gidwaney 25. Gastrointestinal Radiology: Judith K. Amorosa, C.S. Pitchumoni 26. Advanced Imaging of Geriatric Gastrointestinal Pathology Fernanda Samara Mazzariol Pathology 27. Laboratory tests in Older Adults: Indications, Interpretations, Issues T.S. Dharmarajan, C.S. Pitchumoni 28. Gastrointestinal Pathology in the Older Adult Noam Harpaz, Mohammad Raoufi, Hongfa Zhu Motility Disorders 29. Dysphagia James C Reynolds, Bassem R. George 30. Gastroparesis in older adults Richard W. McCallum, Ashish Malhotra 31. Esophageal Reflux disease and its Complications. Missale Solomon, James C Reynolds Signs and Symptoms 32. Abdominal pain C.S. Pitchumoni, T.S. Dharmarajan 33. Intestinal Gas Debra R Goldstein, C.S. Pitchumoni 34. Constipation T.S. Dharmarajan, David Widjaja, C.S. Pitchumoni 35. Diarrhea Sita Chokhavatia, Arvind J Trindade 36. Upper and Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding C.S. Pitchumoni, Alexander Brun Hepato Biliary System and Pancreas 37. Liver function tests and interpretation Jacob Alexander, Kris V. Kowdley 38. Viral Liver Diseases Satheesh Nair, Jihad O. Arteh 39. Tumors of the liver Satheesh Nair, Jihad O. Arteh 40. Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) C.S. Pitchumoni 41. Drug induced liver injury Indira Donepudi, Hatef. Massoumi, T.S. Dharmarajan, C.S. Pitchumoni 42. Gall bladder disease : Nanakram Agarwal, Suzanne Morrissey, Shyam Thakkar 43. Acute Pancreatitis C.S. Pitchumoni 44. Chronic Pancreatitis Gaurav Aggarwal, Suresh T Chari Luminal disorders 45. Oral health in Older Adults Mary S. Haumschild, Barbara G. Hammacker 46. Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth syndrome: T.S. Dharmarajan, C.S. Pitchumoni 47. Peptic ulcer Isidor Segal 48. Irritable bowel syndrome Eamonn M M Quigley 49. Intestinal ischemia Hazar Michael, C.S. Pitchumoni 50. Inflammatory bowel disease Jeffrey Raphael Abergel, Kiron M Das 51. Non-IBD and Non-Infectious colitis Ole Haagen Nielsen, Jakob Benedict Seidelin 52. Celiac disease C.S. Pitchumoni, Nancy Chen 53. Diverticular disease C.S. Pitchumoni 54. Clostridium Difficile Associated Diseases C.S. Pitchumoni, T.S. Dharmarajan 55. Gastrointestinal Infections David V. Alcid 56. Anal Incontinence Sanjiv K. Patankar, Negar M. Salehomoum 57. Rectal prolapse Sanjiv K. Patankar, Rodolfo Pigalarga Neoplasms 58. Colorectal Cancer Screening In The Older Adult: A Case Based Approach Brijen J Shah, Sita Chokhavatia 59. Gastrointestinal polyps Tamir Ben-Menachem 60. Gastric neoplasms Philip Chang, Isidor Segal 61. Esophageal cancer Noah Kornblum 62. Pancreatic cancer Gaurav Aggarwal, Suresh T Chari 63. Colorectal cancer Giridhar U. Adiga, Janice P. Dutcher Palliative Care 64. Palliative Care of GI issues at the End of Life John M. Heath, Elizabeth Poplin Surgery 65. The Surgical Abdomen Carlos A Pelaez, Nanakram Agarwal 66. Colostomy and Ileostomy care Juan J. Omana, Nanakram Agarwal Systems Disorders 67. Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Manifestations of Systemic Diseases Ellen C. Ebert 68. Abdominal aortic aneurysm T.S. Dharmarajan 69. Rheumatological manifestations of Gastrointestinal Disease Nayan K Kothari, Srilatha Kothandaraman 70. Mucocutaneous manifestations with Gastrointestinal disease Robert A Norman, Trupal Patel 71. HIV disease C.S. Pitchumoni and Alexander Brun 72. Gastrointestinal Disorders in the Older Adult: the Psychiatrist's Role Alberto Cortes-Ladino