The Aging Kidney in Health and Disease

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-11-19
  • Publisher: Springer Verlag

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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 and physicians are faced with atypical clinical presentations of renal disease in the aged as compared to younger people. This volume will combine the fields of nephrology and geriatrics and present a multidisciplinary approach to the topic.

Table of Contents

Holistic Approach to the Geriatric Patient: Geriatric Evaluationp. 1
Incidence of Renal Diseases in an Acute Geriatric Unitp. 19
Anatomical Changes in the Aging Kidneyp. 39
Biology of the Aging Process and Its Clinical Consequencesp. 55
Physiology of the Healthy Aging Kidneyp. 93
The Mechanisms of Age-Associated Glomerular Sclerosisp. 113
Endothelial Function in the Healthy Agedp. 127
Renal Handling of Water and Electrolytes in the Old and Old-Old Healthy Agedp. 141
Renal Handling of Uric Acid, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Calcium, and Acid Base in the Elderlyp. 155
Dysnatremias: Diagnosis and Treatmentp. 173
Hypertension in the Elderlyp. 199
The Renin-Angiotensin System and the Aging Processp. 209
Prevention of Chronic Renal Diseases in the Elderlyp. 231
Obstructive Uropathy and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasiap. 257
Urinary Tract Infectionp. 273
Incontinence in the Elderlyp. 293
The Diagnosis of Renal Diseases in Elderly Patients. What Role Is There for Biopsy?p. 307
Diabetic Nephropathyp. 329
Renal Cystic Disease in the Elderlyp. 347
Renal Vasculitis in the Elderlyp. 373
Acute Renal Failure in the Agedp. 385
Multiorganic Dysfunction Syndrome in the Elderly Critically Ill Patientp. 403
Etiology, Diagnosis, and Management of Chronic Renal Insufficiency in the Agedp. 429
Substitutive Treatments of End-Stage Renal Diseases in the Elderly: Dialysisp. 443
Substitutive Treatments of End-Stage Renal Diseases in the Elderly: Renal Transplantationp. 465
Pharmacokinetics in the Geriatric Populationp. 481
Quality of Life in Elderly Patients with Renal Failurep. 495
Ethical Dilemmas in Geriatric Uremia Therapyp. 511
Indexp. 531
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