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Endocrinology of Aging - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128196670, 9780128223840

Endocrinology of Aging

1st Edition

Clinical Aspects in Diagrams and Images

Editors: Marc R. Blackman Ricardo Correa S. Mitchell Harman Antonio Ruiz-Torres
Editor in Chief: Emiliano Corpas
eBook ISBN: 9780128223840
Paperback ISBN: 9780128196670
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 22nd September 2020
Page Count: 724
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Description

According to the United Nations, the number of people aged 60 years or over in the world is projected to be 1.4 billion in 2030 and 2.1 billion in 2050. Endocrinologists and other clinicians face the challenge of caring for the elderly. To do so, they need to incorporate geriatric principles into their clinical practice. Endocrinology of Aging: Clinical Aspects in Diagrams and Images presents chapters in a way that allows the reader to incorporate concepts and main facts of complex subjects in a visual way. As the global population becomes older, the need for a deeper understanding of geriatric pathology increases, and with it, the access to educational resources for the endocrinology and metabolism of aging.

Key Features

  • Chapters divided according to specific endocrine and metabolic systems, providing evidence-based content regarding what is known about the function of endocrine and metabolic systems altered during the aging process
  • Addresses physiological changes that alter the pathophysiology of the clinical picture, explaining the characteristic pathological expressions of hormonal and metabolic disorders in the advanced age
  • Editors and authors are clinical endocrinologists, geriatricians, internists and endocrine surgeons, with extensive global experience in clinical and experimental gerontology
  • Considers the patient transitioning from young adult to elderly, discussing the endocrinological challenge to discern physiology from pathology
  • Focuses on age as an essential factor for diagnostic and endocrine management
  • Includes many pictures and diagrams, making it a user-friendly reference guide for practicing physicians

Readership

Medical specialists of Endocrinology, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, and Family Physicians; Medical educators

Table of Contents

1. BASIC PRINCIPLES OF THE AGING PROCESS WITH ENDOCRINE AND NUTRITIONAL IMPLICATIONS, AGING AND DISEASE IN ENDOCRINOLOGY
2. PHYSIOLOGY AND DISEASES OF THE HYPOTHALAMIC-PITUITARY AXIS IN THE ELDERLY
3. PHYSIOLOGY AND DISEASES OF THE PARATHYROID GLANDS IN THE ELDERLY
4. VITAMIN D AND CALCIUM DEFICIENCY IN THE ELDERLY
5. SENILE AND POSTMENOPAUSAL OSTEOPOROSIS: PATHOPHYSIOLOGY, DIAGNOSIS, AND TREATMENT
6. PHYSIOLOGY AND DISEASES OF THE THYROID GLAND IN THE ELDERLY: PHYSIOLOGICAL CHANGES, HYPOTHYROIDISM, AND HYPERTHYROIDISM
7. PHYSIOLOGY AND DISEASES OF THE THYROID GLAND IN THE ELDERLY: THYROID NODULES, AND SIMPLE GOITER
8. PHYSIOLOGY AND DISEASES OF THE THYROID GLAND IN THE ELDERLY: THYROID CANCER
9. PHYSIOLOGY AND DISEASES OF THE ADRENAL GLANDS IN THE ELDERLY
10. MALE HYPOGONADISM IN ADVANCED AGE: PHYSIOLOGY, ETIOLOGY, DIAGNOSIS, AND FUNCTIONAL HYPOGONADISM IN THE ELDERLY
11. MALE HYPOGONADISM IN ADVANCED AGE (THERAPEUTIC CONSIDERATIONS), GYNECOMASTIA IN ADVANCED AGE, BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERTROPHY AND PROSTATE CANCER (ENDOCRINOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF DEVELOPMENT AND TREATMENT)
12. MENOPAUSE AS A MANIFESTATION OF AGING
13. ENDOCRINE SURGERY IN ELDERLY PATIENTS
14. BODY COMPOSITION AND METABOLIC CHANGES WITH AGING
15. OBESITY, A CONDITION THAT MIMICS PREMATURE AGING
16. RELATIONSHIPS AMONG FRAILTY, SARCOPENIA AND THE ENDOCRINEMETABOLIC CHANGES OF ADVANCED AGE: PATHOPHYSIOLOGY, PREVENTION, DIAGNOSIS, AND TREATMENT
17. DIABETES MELLITUS IN THE ELDERLY
18. DIABETES MELLITUS AS A RISK FACTOR FOR AGING
19. DYSLIPIDEMIA IN THE ELDERLY
20. ASSESSMENT OF NUTRITIONAL STATUS IN THE ELDERLY, CAUSES AND MANAGEMENT OF MALNUTRITION IN THE ELDERLY

The companion site, which can only be accessed by those who have purchased a copy of this book, contains the contents of every chapter in the form of PowerPoint slides. These slides can be used as reference and to present the information from the book to an audience.

Details

No. of pages:
724
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2020
Published:
22nd September 2020
Imprint:
Elsevier
eBook ISBN:
9780128223840
Paperback ISBN:
9780128196670

About the Editors

Marc R. Blackman

Affiliations and Expertise

Veteran Administration Medical Center and Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington D.C., USA.

Ricardo Correa

Endocrinology Division, Veteran Administration Medical Center and University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, USA

Affiliations and Expertise

Endocrinology Division, Veteran Administration Medical Center and University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, USA

S. Mitchell Harman

Affiliations and Expertise

Endocrinology Division, Veteran Administration Medical Center and University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, USA

Antonio Ruiz-Torres

Affiliations and Expertise

Faculty of Medicine, Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain

About the Editor in Chief

Emiliano Corpas

Emiliano Corpas, MD, PhD, is a specialist in Endocrinology, Nutrition, and Internal Medicine. Dr. Corpas earned his PhD in the field of Gerontology. He is a former Medical Associate of the Gerontology Research Center of the National Institute on Aging (NIH-NIA) in Baltimore, Maryland (USA). Currently, Dr. Corpas works as a consultant in Endocrinology at Guadalajara University Hospital and HLA Hospital of Guadalajara (Spain). He is also an Associate Professor of Endocrinology at the University of Alcalá, Madrid, Spain.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant of Endocrinology, Guadalajara University Hospital and HLA Hospital of Guadalajara; Associate Professor of Endocrinology, University of Alcala

Reviews

"This book is a product of love and loving labor, a product of pathos, ethos, and pragma.  It is beautifully written and logically integrated, a well-constructed presentation of distilled robust knowledge. It offers detailed and yet synoptic and occasionally epigrammatic well-vetted information. The book is full of outstanding pictures and diagrams, both historical and contemporary, that allow better understanding of an important period of human life. This volume covers beautifully a subject that is little discussed, despite its current and rapidly increasing socioeconomic importance. It is a leap forward.This book is a must read. It should be part of university curricula. Kudos to the editor, associate editors, and authors for a job greatly done!
In the last century, improved nutrition, the development of new diagnostic technologies, and the discovery of many antibiotics and drugs to treat endocrine and metabolic disorders have prolonged longevity. This didactic text will not only help physician specialists in geriatric medicine, but also endocrinologists, gynecologists, and physicians in practice." -- George P. Chrousos, MD, MACP, MACE, FRCP. Professor of Pediatrics and Endocrinology Emeritus, University of Athens School of Medicine, Greece. UNESCO Chair on Adolescent Health Care.

"In their excellent book, Corpas et al. have summarized the most current evidence on the aging process in the endocrine system and its clinical impact on older persons. Organized in short and beautifully illustrated chapters, the coauthors describe the typical characteristics of normal aging and disease of each of the endocrine system components. (…). Reading this book was a delightful learning experience. I invite my colleagues from multiple disciplines and at any stage of their careers to use this book as your primary source of information in the field and as a teaching tool for your students and trainees." -- Gustavo Duque, MD, PhD, FRACP, FGSA. Chair of Medicine and Director of the Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Science (AIMSS), The University of Melbourne and Western Health, Australia.

"To the best of my knowledge this is the first updated Textbook of Endocrinology of Elderly subjects.
Human Development undergoes biological changes throughout life, each period with its characteristics. Lately endocrinology of the transition/period between adolescence and adult age has received much attention, not so the transition from middle age to aging. The text is written by internationally known experts in the field. It is divided into 20 chapters starting with physiological and nutritional aspects of aging followed by specific endocrine diseases in old age. Each chapter contains many didactic tables and figures in color of excellent reproduction and many references. The description of the various endocrine disorders is followed by a discussion of the therapeutic approaches. In the last century, improved nutrition, the development of new diagnostic technologies, antibiotics and many drugs to treat endocrine and metabolic disorder have prolonged longevity. This didactic text will not only help physicians & specialists in geriatric medicine, but also to endocrinologists, gynecologists and physicians in practice." -- Prof. (Emeritus) Zvi Laron MD PhD (hc). Director, Endocrinology and Diabetes Research Unit, Tel Aviv University, Israel.

"The endocrine system is constituted by multiple organs that are in constant communication. The integrity of this system is pivotal to the maintenance of body function and homeostasis. Aging affects the endocrine system as a whole, though at a variable pace and impact. Besides, several diseases of the endocrine system show the typical features of aging. For example, diabetes mellitus has long been recognized as a cause of accelerated aging in various organs and systems. Another typical example is hypothyroidism, whose clinical manifestations mimic the distinctive features of the aging process. Interestingly, endocrine pathologies such as normocalcemic hyperparathyroidism are being reconsidered from an asymptomatic condition to a symptomatic one after recognizing that high parathyroid hormone levels in older persons affect their gait and balance, thus providing a completely new understanding of this condition. In their excellent book, Corpas et al. have summarized the most current evidence on the aging process in the endocrine system and its clinical impact on older persons. Organized in short and beautifully illustrated chapters, the coauthors describe the typical characteristics of normal aging and disease of each of the endocrine system components. The evidence is well balanced and comprehensively reviewed and summarized. By providing practical tips, guidelines and diagnostic and therapeutic pathways, the authors facilitate translating the evidence into clinical practice. Those practical elements are beneficial not only to other specialists but also to general practitioners. In addition, the illustrations are very representative of the clinical findings of endocrine diseases, facilitating their identification in real life. Reading this book was a delightful learning experience. I invite my colleagues from multiple disciplines and at any stage of their careers to use this book as your primary source of information in the field and as a teaching tool for your students and trainees. The field of Geriatric Medicine needs specialized books like this one. Our specialty is growing, and we are in constant need of sources of balanced and reliable evidence. Corpas et al. have outstandingly fulfilled this gap by presenting this exciting book." --Gustavo Duque, MD, PhD, FRACP, FGSA, Chair of Medicine and Director of the Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Science (AIMSS), The University of Melbourne and Western Health, Melbourne, Australia

"The language of science can be challenging to understand at times. It is an art to present highly complex material in a clear, comprehensive, and compelling form. So when I came across “Endocrinology of Aging: Clinical Aspects in Diagrams and Images,” edited by Professor Emiliano Corpas and over 30 experts from Spain and the USA who managed to do precisely that, I celebrated. The book represents a novel contribution to the biological and pathophysiological foundations of the aging of the different endocrine and metabolic systems. Well done! " --LinkedIn-Dr. Belén Garijo

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