Renal Function and Disease in the Elderly

Renal Function and Disease in the Elderly

1st Edition - February 5, 1987

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  • Editors: Juan F. Macias Nuñez, J. Stewart Cameron
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483162522

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Renal Function and Disease in the Elderly explores the renal system of elders. The book details the various roles of renal system, as well as the illnesses that the elderly can have. The book is inspired by the insufficient attention this topic has received among medical personnel. The book begins by discussing the changes in a person's vessels and kidney as he or she ages. The discussion then shifts to the older person's glomerulus and renal blood flow. Other chapters offer information about how aging affects a person's body systems and processes including water balance, electrolytes, kidneys, proximal tubes, and ingestion of drugs. Diseases such as urinary tract infection, interstitial nephropathies, glomerulonephritis, renal vasculitis, renal cyst, acute renal failure, and obstructive uropathy are also explained. While the book is primarily a valuable reference for medical practitioners in the field, it also caters to students and casual readers. Elderly readers, regardless of whether they have a disease or not, can also benefit from this book.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction The Kidney: A Model for the Study of Aging in a Physiological System

    1 Anatomic Structural and Vascular Changes in the Aging Kidney

    2 Glomerular Filtration and Renal Blood Flow in the Aged

    3 Mechanisms of Age-Associated Glomerular Sclerosis

    4 Physiology and Disorders of Water Balance and Electrolytes in the Elderly

    5 Hypertension in the Elderly: Pathophysiology and Its Implications for Treatment

    6 The Aging Kidney and Calcium-Regulating Hormones: Vitamin D Metabolites, Parathyroid Hormone and Calcitonin

    7 Proximal Tubular Function and Renal Acidification in the Aged

    8 Changes in Renal Function and Morphology in Aging Laboratory Animals

    9 Pharmacokinetics in the Aged

    10 Summing up: What Does Decreased Renal Function in the Aged Mean?

    11 Incidence of Renal Diseases in a Geriatric Unit

    12 Hypertension in the Elderly: Clinical Aspects

    13 Urinary Tract Infection in Old Age

    14 Interstitial Nephropathies and Pyelonephritis in the Aged

    15 Glomerular Disease in the Aged

    16 Renal Vasculitis in the Aged

    17 Renal Cystic Disease in the Elderly

    18 Renal Malignancies in the Elderly

    19 Obstructive Uropathy in the Elderly

    20 Acute Renal Failure in Old People

    21 Aetiology and Diagnosis of Chronic Renal Insufficiency in the Aged: The Role of Renal Biopsy

    22 Dialysis Treatment of End-Stage Renal Disease in the Elderly

    23 Renal Transplantation in Older Patients


Product details

  • No. of pages: 564
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1987
  • Published: February 5, 1987
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483162522

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Juan F. Macias Nuñez

J. Stewart Cameron

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