Recent Advances in Geriatrics / Edition 1

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: David O. Staats, MD (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)
Description: This is a collection of papers delivered at an Italian conference in 1997 on geriatrics and gerontology.
Purpose: Its purpose is to summarize recent advances in gerontology and geriatrics, especially from an Italian perspective.
Audience: The primary audience for this work is researchers in gerontology and geriatrics.
Features: This book is neat in appearance. The articles are appropriately and generously referenced and contain sufficient illustrations.
Assessment: Many of the articles in this book are choppy and uneven. There is little new here to recommend this monograph.
David O. Staats
This is a collection of papers delivered at an Italian conference in 1997 on geriatrics and gerontology. Its purpose is to summarize recent advances in gerontology and geriatrics, especially from an Italian perspective. The primary audience for this work is researchers in gerontology and geriatrics. This book is neat in appearance. The articles are appropriately and generously referenced and contain sufficient illustrations. Many of the articles in this book are choppy and uneven. There is little new here to recommend this monograph.
Booknews
Contains 31 papers from a March 1997 conference, by clinicians and scientists from Italy and North America. Provides a multidisciplinary approach to many gerontological and geriatric problems, examining aspects of the aging process including genetics, body composition, and immunological, endocrinological, and renal physiology changes. Particular attention is given to aging of the cardiovascular system Data from a multi-center Italian study on centenarians is reported, along with an update on clinical and pharmacological approaches to dementia syndromes and economic and social aspects related to care of the elderly. A final section is devoted to changes in calcium metabolism and senile osteoporosis. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

2 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306457791
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Edition description: 1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 282
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

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.

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