Gastroenterology in the Elderly: An Issue in Gastroenterology Clinics

Gastroenterology in the Elderly: An Issue in Gastroenterology Clinics

Hardback Clinics: Internal Medicine

By (author) Professor Nicholas J. Talley, By (author) Eric G. Tangalos

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  • Publisher: Saunders
  • Format: Hardback | 575 pages
  • Dimensions: 157mm x 231mm x 13mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 27 October 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Philadelphia
  • ISBN 10: 1437712193
  • ISBN 13: 9781437712193
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations

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Aging is associated with an increased prevalence of several GI disorders, including those induced by drugs (eg, gastrointestinal bleeding caused by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), anorexia of aging, development of constipation, diarrhea or fecal incontinence, and postprandial hypotension. This issue addresses these disorders and discusses the current treatments for management of these patients. Specifically, articles focus on celiac disease, anorexia of aging, chronic constipation, fecal incontinence, neurogastrointestinal diseases, ischemic gut, and the pharmacology of commonly used GI drugs.

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