Gastrointestinal Tract in the Aged


Stephen DH Malnick (Editor) – Kaplan Medical Center, Israel
Ehud Melzer (Editor) – Kaplan Medical Center, Israel
Sari Tal (Editor) – Kaplan Medical Center, Israel

Series: Digestive Diseases – Research and Clinical Developments; Aging Issues, Health and Financial Alternatives

The elderly population is rapidly increasing is size as a result of the ageing of the baby boomers following the Second World War. Since there is a greater morbidity and mortality with advanced age, it is not surprising that this group is becoming a major consumer of health care resources. Most of the organ systems of the body undergo significant changes during the ageing process and the gastrointestinal system is no exception. This book reviews the changes in the entire GI system as a result of ageing and to provide a guide to practitioners who are dealing with the care of the aged.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface pp. i-ix

Chapter 1. Epidemiology of the Elderly;pp. 1-7
(Gary Sinoff, Carmel Medical Center, Haifa, Israel)

Chapter 2. The Physiology of GI Tract in the Aged;pp. 11-21
(Asif Bhutto, St. Louis University, Missouri)

Chapter 3. Gastrointestinal Motility Disturbances in the Elderly;pp. 23-41
(Christopher K. Rayner and Michael Horowitz,Discipline of Medicine, University of Adelaide, Royal Adelaide Hospital and others)

Chapter 4. Nutrition in the Elderly;pp. 43-63
(Yitshal N. Berner, Meir Medical Center,Kfar Saba, Israel and others

Chapter 5. Chronic Constipation in the Elderly;pp. 65-77
(Joseph Lysy, Hadassah University Hospital, Israel)

Chapter 6. Diseases of the Stomach in the Aged;pp. 79-98
(Huy Nguyen, Raziuddin Ali, Joshua Barocas and Marie L. Borum, Division of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, George Washington University, Washington D.C., USA)

Chapter 7. Small Bowel Diseases in the Elderly;pp. 99-118
(Bernd Lemos and Jorg C. Hoffmann, Medical Clinic I St. Marienkrankenhaus, Rheinland-Pfalz Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)

Chapter 8. Disease of the Pancreas and Biliary Tract in the Elderly;pp. 119-129
(Henry Johnson and John Baillie, Wake Forest University, Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA)

Chapter 9. Liver Diseass in the Elderly;pp.131-149
(Yaacov Baruch, Liver Unit, Rambam – Health Care Campus, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology)

Chapter 10. Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the Elderly;pp. 151-180
(Amir Klein, Yehuda Chowers and Rami Eliakim, Rambam Health Care Campus, Bruce Rappaport-Technion School of Medicine, Haifa, Israel)

Chapter 11. Diverticular Disease in the Elderly;pp. 181-190
(Adi Lahat and Simon Bar-Meir, Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer and Soraski School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Israel and others)

Chapter 12. Cancer in the Geriatric Age G-I Cancer in the Aging;pp. 191-196
(Adi Shani, Oncology, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer)

Index pp. 197-213

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