Osteoarthritis: Public Health Implications for an Aging Population

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Nearly all Americans will develop arthritis to some degree as they get older. The first book of its kind, Osteoarthritis: Public Health Implications for an Aging Population, gathers together leaders in the fields of rheumatology, epidemiology, gerontology, and rehabilitation to present a new perspective on osteoarthritis as the prototypical chronic disorder associated with the aging process.

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Nearly all Americans will develop arthritis to some degree as they get older. The first book of its kind, Osteoarthritis: Public Health Implications for an Aging Population, gathers together leaders in the fields of rheumatology, epidemiology, gerontology, and rehabilitation to present a new perspective on osteoarthritis as the prototypical chronic disorder associated with the aging process.

A groundbreaking analysis of the study and treatment of osteoarthritis, the book thoroughly examines the links between aging, public health, and the consequences of osteoarthritis. The authors explore the association of aging and disease, quality of life until death, and long-term health care. They look at the phenomenon of osteoarthritis and disablement in the aging process. They discuss the use of exercise as a therapeutic intervention to promote health in older adults and improve function in osteoarthritis. And they look to the future to present prospects for early diagnosis, advanced treatments and therapies, and even health practices that may prevent the disease.

Filled with straightforward information, insightful suggestions for health care promotion, and intriguing ideas about the relationship between age-related disease and the aging process, this text will be of interest to professionals, caregivers, and all individuals concerned with aging and health.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: David O. Staats, MD (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)
Description: This book is a multiauthored look at osteoarthritis, emphasizing issues with implications for public health.
Purpose: Its purpose is to show the relationship between aging and disease; to examine osteoarthritis as the prototype of a chronic disabling condition, but not one leading to mortality; to discuss the management of osteoarthritis through exercise; and to cover prevention of the development of osteoarthritis and future treatments.
Audience: The audience consists primarily of public health personnel, geriatricians, rheumatologists, evolutionary biologists, pharmacists, and therapists.
Features: This handsomely printed book features some rather interesting MRIs of joints.
Assessment: This is a valuable contribution on osteoarthritis and chronic illness in older persons which public health workers will also find of interest. The thoroughness, the thoughtful pagination and integration of topics, and the elegant style of all the contributors all recommend this book, which evokes Homburger's classic work, Medical Care and Rehabilitation of the Aged and Chronically Ill (Little Brown, 1974).
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This book is a multiauthored look at osteoarthritis, emphasizing issues with implications for public health. Its purpose is to show the relationship between aging and disease; to examine osteoarthritis as the prototype of a chronic disabling condition, but not one leading to mortality; to discuss the management of osteoarthritis through exercise; and to cover prevention of the development of osteoarthritis and future treatments. The audience consists primarily of public health personnel, geriatricians, rheumatologists, evolutionary biologists, pharmacists, and therapists. This handsomely printed book features some rather interesting MRIs of joints. This is a valuable contribution on osteoarthritis and chronic illness in older persons which public health workers will also find of interest. The thoroughness, the thoughtful pagination and integration of topics, and the elegant style of all the contributors all recommend this book, which evokes Homburger's classic work, Medical Care and Rehabilitation of the Aged and Chronically Ill (Little Brown, 1974).
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Contributors from a range of disciplines consider the implications of a potentially disabling chronic disease of peripheral joints, which occurs almost exclusively in elderly people. They go beyond the standard texts on pathology and clinical management to show how public-health implications of the disease are being investigated, discuss prevention and intervention, and explore general aspects of aging through the lens of osteoarthritis. Accessible to non- specialists and lay readers. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780801855610
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

David Hamerman, M.D. is distinguished university professor of medicine, professor of orthopedic surgery, and director of the Resnick Gerontology Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center in New York.

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Table of Contents

Contributors
Foreword
Introduction
Pt. I The Association of Aging and Disease
1 General Concepts of the Association of Aging and Disease 3
2 Implications of the Accrual of Chronic Nonfatal Conditions in Very Elderly Persons 15
3 Long-Term Home Health Care for Frail, Homebound Elderly Persons 30
Pt. II Osteoarthritis in an Aging Population
4 Evidence for the Increasing Prevalence of Osteoarthritis with Aging: Does This Pertain to the Oldest Old? 49
5 General Concepts of Disablement 63
6 Osteoarthritis, Comorbidity, and Physical Disability 84
7 The Aging Skeleton: Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis 99
Pt. III Exercise as a Therapeutic Modality in Aging and Osteoarthritis
8 The Principles and Prescription of Exercise for Frail Older Persons 125
9 Osteoarthritis and Exercise 150
Pt. IV Prospects for the Prevention of Osteoarthritis
10 Epidemiologic Considerations in the Primary Prevention of Osteoarthritis 169
11 Skeletal and Inflammation Markers in Aging and Osteoarthritis: Implications for Early Diagnosis and Monitoring of the Effects of Therapy 187
12 Magnetic Resonance Imaging and the Progression of Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, and Aging 215
13 The Pharmaceutical Industry and Therapeutic Approaches to Osteoarthritis in the Next Decade 230
Index
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