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Diarrhoea and Constipation in Geriatric Practice

Diarrhoea and Constipation in Geriatric Practice

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R. N. Ratnaike, R. L. Faust, J. E. Buttery, P. J. Lawson, A. B. Utturkar, L. Mykyta, T. E. Jones, D. F. M. Looke, A. G. Cummins, I. C. Roberts-Thomson, J. Cooper, W. M. H. Goh, M. C. Woodward, I. Darnton-Hill, S. K. Suomela, N. V. K. Nair, T. Koch, P. F. Sando, S. Hudson
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  • Date Published: August 1999
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521653886
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  • This textbook provides a practical and comprehensive account of the management of diarrhea and constipation in the elderly. These common disorders are not only a burden in themselves but are often manifestations of a more serious underlying illness; thus, effective diagnosis and treatment are essential to improve quality of life. The chapters include updates on pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment, and highlight the vulnerability of the elderly to diarrhea and its complications. The etiology of diarrhea is explained, including infections of the gastrointestinal tract, and systemic diseases of which it is a symptom. The authors represent diverse disciplines: immunology, physiology, microbiology, nutrition, and psychiatry. The book is aimed at geriatricians, general practitioners, gastroenterologists, and allied health workers.

    • Addresses problems unique to the growing population of elderly persons and their carers
    • Comprehensive guide to the management of diarrhoea and constipation in general practice
    • Suitable for a broad range of health care professionals from geriatricians, to GPs, nurse practitioners and nurses
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    "...a useful important book that deserves to be consulted by those who work with the elderly." Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly

    "Written by a group of skilled practitioners the book covers diverse disciplines from immunology to nursing care and nutritional issues. This is an excellent book to be acquired not only by geriatricians but also by general medical practitioners." Saudi Medical Journal

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    05th Nov 2013 by Hamsossama23

    the most effective book for practical management of diarrhea

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521653886
    • length: 250 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 176 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.535kg
    • contains: 27 b/w illus. 3 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Defences of the Aging Gastrointestinal Tract:
    1. Non-immune defences of the aging gut R. N. Ratnaike
    2. Immune defences of the aging gut R. L. Faust
    Part II. Diarrhoea:
    3. Pathophysiology of diarrhoea R. N. Ratnaike
    4. History and physical examination R. N. Ratnaike
    5. The investigation of diarrhoea J. E. Buttery, P. J. Lawson, R. N. Ratnaike and A. B. Utturkar
    6. Faecal incontinence L. Mykyta
    7. Drug-induced diarrhoea R. N. Ratnaike and T. E. Jones
    8. Aetiology of infectious diarrhoea R. N. Ratnaike and D. F. M. Looke
    9. Specific infectious conditions R. N. Ratnaike
    10. An overview of management of infectious diarrhoea R. N. Ratnaike
    Part III. Non-infectious Clinical Entities:
    11. Coeliac disease A. G. Cummins
    12. Inflammatory disorders of the colon I. C. Roberts-Thomson
    13. Neoplasia and diarrhoea J. Cooper
    14. Irritable bowel syndrome W. M. H. Goh and R. N. Ratnaike
    15. Endocrine, metabolic and miscellaneous causes of diarrhoea J. E. Buttery and R. N. Ratnaike
    Part IV. Constipation:
    16. Constipation: aetiology and diagnosis M. C. Woodward
    17. Constipation: Issues of management M. C. Woodward
    Part V. Perspectives of Altered Bowel Function:
    18. Issues of nutrition I. Darnton-Hill, S. K. Suomela and N. V. K. Nair
    19. The nursing care of older people with diarrhoea and constipation T. Koch, P. F. Sando and S. Hudson

  • Editor

    Ranjit N. Ratnaike, University of Adelaide


    Gary R. Andrews


    R. N. Ratnaike, R. L. Faust, J. E. Buttery, P. J. Lawson, A. B. Utturkar, L. Mykyta, T. E. Jones, D. F. M. Looke, A. G. Cummins, I. C. Roberts-Thomson, J. Cooper, W. M. H. Goh, M. C. Woodward, I. Darnton-Hill, S. K. Suomela, N. V. K. Nair, T. Koch, P. F. Sando, S. Hudson

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