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The aging kidney in health and disease

Author: Juan F Macias Nuñez; J Stewart Cameron; D G Oreopoulos
Publisher: [New York] : Springer, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume will be a reliable source on the management of the elderly with renal disease. There is an ever-increasing proportion of the aging population affected by renal disease and hypertension,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Juan F Macias Nuñez; J Stewart Cameron; D G Oreopoulos
ISBN: 9780387726588 0387726586
OCLC Number: 229430432
Description: xxii, 553 pages : illustrations
Contents: Holistic approach to the geriatric patient: geriatric evaluation --
Incidence of renal diseases in an acute geriatric unit --
Anatomical changes in the aging kidney --
Biology of the aging process and its clinical consequences --
Physiology of the healthy aging kidney --
The mechanisms of age-associated glomerular sclerosis --
Endothelial function in the healthy aged --
Renal handling of water and electrolytes in the old and old-old healthy aged --
Renal handling of uric acid, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, and acid base in the elderly --
Dysnatremias: diagnosis and treatment --
Hypertension in the elderly --
The renin-angiotensin system and the aging process --
Prevention of chronic renal diseases in the elderly --
Obstructive uropathy and benign prostatic hyperplasia --
Urinary tract infection --
Incontinence in the elderly --
The diagnosis of renal diseases in elderly patients --
Diabetic nephropathy --
Renal cystic disease in the elderly --
Renal vasculitis in the elderly --
Acute renal failure in the aged --
Multiorganic dysfunction syndrome in the elderly critically ill patient --
Etiology, diagnosis, and management of chronic renal insufficiency in the aged --
Substitutive treatments of end-stage renal diseases in the elderly: dialysis --
Substitutive treatments of end-stage renal diseases in the elderly: renal transplantation --
Pharmacokinetics in the geriatric population --
Quality of life in elderly patients with renal failure --
Ethical dilemmas in geriatric uremia therapy.
Responsibility: edited by Juan F. Macías Núñez, J. Stewart Cameron, Dimitrios G. Oreopoulos.

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