Recent Advances in Geriatrics

  • Mario Barbagallo
  • Giuseppe Licata
  • James R. Sowers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Giuliano Enzi, Mauro Bussolotto, Anna Ceccon, Paolo Benincà, Alessandra Coin, Giuseppe Sergi
    Pages 9-14
  3. Mario Barbagallo, Ligia J. Dominguez, Anna Licata, Lilia Granvillano, Maria Adele Alessi, Giuseppe Licata et al.
    Pages 25-36
  4. A. Ungar, C. Cantini, A. Altobelli, B. Vallotti, C. Di Serio, G. La Cava et al.
    Pages 37-44
  5. Stefano Taddei, Agostino Virdis, Lorenzo Ghiadoni, Antonio Salvetti
    Pages 45-54
  6. Salvatore Novo, Agostino Geraci, Claudio Pernice
    Pages 55-62
  7. Giuseppe Paolisso, Maria Rosaria Tagliamonte, Maria Rosaria Rizzo, Daniela Manzella, Sabrina Manduca, Giuseppina Petrella et al.
    Pages 63-68
  8. Haralambos Gavras, Irene Gavras
    Pages 69-74
  9. V. Rajkumar, Luis C. Afonso, Joel Steinberg, Stephen L. Farrow, James R. Sowers
    Pages 75-82
  10. Konstantinos Makrilakis, George L. Bakris
    Pages 83-89
  11. G. Abate, M. Zito, A. Di Iorio
    Pages 91-96
  12. M. Varricchio, M. R. Tagliamonte, M. R. Rizzo, G. Varricchio, A. Gambardella
    Pages 97-102
  13. Giuseppe Licata
    Pages 103-122
  14. Franco Rengo, Domenico Acanfora, Luigi Trojano, Giuseppe Furgi, Costantino Picone, S. Pollice et al.
    Pages 123-136
  15. Gianfranco Piccirillo, Carmela Bucca, Sabrina Tarantini, Elvira Santagada, Michele Durante, Silvia Remediani et al.
    Pages 137-144
  16. Gaspare Parrinello, Pietra Amato, Anna Licata, Salvatore Paterna, Antonio Pinto, Ligia J. Dominguez et al.
    Pages 145-152
  17. Carlo Vergani, Ludovica Caputo, Anthony Ryan, Jacopo Tagliabue, Giorgio Annoni
    Pages 153-157
  18. Gianfranco Salvioli, Chiara Mussi
    Pages 159-166

About this book


This book, Recent Advances in Geriatrics, is based on the proceedings of the 8th Course of the School of Gerontology and Geriatrics held in Erice (Trapani, Italy) at the In­ ternational Centre for Scientific Culture "Ettore Majorana" on March 20-25, 1997. This international effort was organized jointly by professors from the University of Palermo (It­ aly) and from Wayne State University (Michigan, USA) as a result of a cross-cultural col­ laboration of several years. _ The increasing average age of the populations in industrialized countries has re­ sulted in increased interest in the different biological, medical, psychological, and eco­ nomic aspects related to the health and social care of the elderly. Physicians and health care practitioners are realizing the need for a revised approach to geriatric care. Comprising contributions of clinicians and scientists from Italy and North America, the present volume provides a multidisciplinary approach to many gerontological and geriatric problems, examined from a scientific and a practical point of view. Several of the most important aspects of the aging process - the genetics of aging, body composition modification, immunological, endocrinological, and renal physiology changes - have been addressed. Data from a multi-center Italian study on centenarians is reported, to­ gether with an update on clinical and pharmacological approaches to dementia syndromes and economic and social aspects related to the care of the elderly.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Mario Barbagallo
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Licata
    • 1
  • James R. Sowers
    • 2
  1. 1.University of PalermoPalermoItaly
  2. 2.School of MedicineWayne State UniversityDetroitUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-1485-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-1483-5
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