Recent Advances in Geriatrics by Mario BarbagalloRecent Advances in Geriatrics by Mario Barbagallo

Recent Advances in Geriatrics

byMario BarbagalloEditorGiuseppe Licata, James R. Sowers

Hardcover | January 31, 1998

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This book, Recent Advances in Geriatrics, is based on the proceedings of the 8th Course of the School of Gerontology and Geriatrics held in Erice (Trapani, Italy) at the In­ ternational Centre for Scientific Culture "Ettore Majorana" on March 20-25, 1997. This international effort was organized jointly by professors from the University of Palermo (It­ aly) and from Wayne State University (Michigan, USA) as a result of a cross-cultural col­ laboration of several years. _ The increasing average age of the populations in industrialized countries has re­ sulted in increased interest in the different biological, medical, psychological, and eco­ nomic aspects related to the health and social care of the elderly. Physicians and health care practitioners are realizing the need for a revised approach to geriatric care. Comprising contributions of clinicians and scientists from Italy and North America, the present volume provides a multidisciplinary approach to many gerontological and geriatric problems, examined from a scientific and a practical point of view. Several of the most important aspects of the aging process - the genetics of aging, body composition modification, immunological, endocrinological, and renal physiology changes - have been addressed. Data from a multi-center Italian study on centenarians is reported, to­ gether with an update on clinical and pharmacological approaches to dementia syndromes and economic and social aspects related to the care of the elderly.
Title:Recent Advances in GeriatricsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:292 pages, 25.4 × 17.8 × 0.01 inPublished:January 31, 1998Publisher:Kluwer Boston Inc.

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ISBN - 13:9780306457791

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Recent Advances in Gerontology and Geriatrics in Italy; P.U. Carbonin. Body Composition in the Elderly; G. Enzi et al.. Neuroendocrine System and Aging Processes G. Valenti. Ionic Hypothesis of Aging-Role of Intracellular Ions in the Development of Hypertension and Insulin Resistance; M. Barbagallo et al.. Recent Aspects of Renal Pathophysiology in the Elderly; A. Ungar et al.. Aging and Endothelium Function; S. Taddei et al.. Vascular Changes and Aging; S. Novo et al.. Oxidative Stress and Advancing Age: Impact on Blood Pressure; G. Paolisso et al.. Hypertension in the Elderly-Hormonal and Therapeutic Aspects; H. Gavras, I. Gavras. Metabolic and Cardiovascular Manifestations of Hypertension in the Elderly; V. Rajkumar et al. Effect of Hypertension and Diabetes on the Aging Kidney; Y. Makrilakis, G.L. Bakris. Clinical Features of Hypertension in the Elderly; G. Abate et al.. The Aging Heart; M. Varricchio et al.. Early Markers of Cardiovascular Damage; G. Licata. Congestive Heart Failure in the Elderly; F. Rengo et al.. The Role of Autonomic Nervous System in Cardiac Failure: Realities and Myths, Perspectives; G. Piccirillo et al.. Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure in the Elderly; G. Parrinello et al..14 additional articl'es. Index.