Nephrology and Urology in the Aged Patient

  • Dimitrios G. Oreopoulos
  • Michael F. Michelis
  • Sender Herschorn

Part of the Developments in Nephrology book series (DINE, volume 34)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. The aging process

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Steven R. Gambert
      Pages 3-9
    3. Robert D. Lindeman
      Pages 11-22
    4. Eli A. Friedman, Anne-Marie Miles, Jeanne P. Macrae, Louis Nevilles
      Pages 23-33
  3. Progression of renal diseases

  4. Parenchymal renal disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Daniel C. Cattran
      Pages 73-82
    3. James V. Donadio Jr.
      Pages 83-91
    4. Catharine I. Whiteside
      Pages 93-101
  5. Water and electrolyte problems in the elderly

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Kenneth M. Davis, Loretta C. Fish, Dariush Elahi, Kenneth L. Minaker
      Pages 105-116
  6. Urinary tract infection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Lindsay E. Nicolle
      Pages 119-126
  7. Hypertension

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Ray W. Gifford Jr., Raymond A. Borazanian
      Pages 153-164
  8. Acute renal failure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Michael F. Michelis, Richard Chan
      Pages 175-181
    3. Paul M. Zabetakis
      Pages 183-190
  9. The elderly patient on dialysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Edwin A. Rutsky, Charlotte Jenkins Ross
      Pages 193-201
    3. Nuhad M. Ismail, Raymond M. Hakim
      Pages 203-211
    4. Janet M. Roscoe
      Pages 219-224
    5. Charles R. Schleifer
      Pages 225-232
    6. Bruce G. Sommer, Anne-Marie Miles, Nabil Sumrani, Eli A. Friedman, Joon H. Hong
      Pages 241-249
    7. Wendy E. Bloembergen, Christopher B. Nelson, Friedrich K. Port
      Pages 251-261
    8. Nancy G. Kutner, Brooke Fielding, Donna Brogan
      Pages 263-276
    9. Onyekachi Ifudu, Joan Mayers, Joycelyn Matthew, Caridad C. Tan, Adina Cambridge, Eli A. Friedman
      Pages 277-291
    10. Barbara E. Wendland
      Pages 309-316
    11. Linda Callaghan, Maggie Chu, Alice Cumings, Rose Faratro, Bonnie Houghton, Kimmy Lau et al.
      Pages 317-321
  10. Renal transplantation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 329-329
    2. Marc E. Weksler, Arie Ben-Yehuda, Elisabeth Dugan
      Pages 331-335
  11. Urinary incontinence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 357-357
    2. Ananias C. Diokno
      Pages 359-361

About this book


The master tool of logic is the syllogism. If A> Band B> C, then it must follow as the night the day that A > C. If the major and minor premises are true or scientifically correct by current knowledge, the conclusion is true or at least scientifically correct by current knowledge. The demographer of today beams a clear message, which if not true is at least scientifically correct by current knowledge. In the first 80 years of the Twentieth Century, the 'over-65' population of Americans increased eight­ fold. By century's end it will have increased 12-fold and shortly thereafter will include one in five Americans. While initially a fact of the developed world, the pace of similar graying is accelerating even more rapidly in the Second and Third Worlds. This gray delta constitutes about 35 million living Americans, who may use one-half or more of the health care resources. A would have to be a lot more foolish than B if they failed to recognize that in the coming decade the causation, case-mix, and area of the gray delta demands a change from early, mid-or even later-century medicine. If Homer Smith was right in saying, "We are what we are because we have the kind of kidneys we have" and "The kidneys make the stuff of philosophy", then the who, what, where, when, and why the gray delta will be cared for must focus on the stuff of geriatric nephrology.


aging cancer geriatrics infection infections nephrology surgery transplantation urinary incontinence urology

Editors and affiliations

  • Dimitrios G. Oreopoulos
    • 1
    • 2
  • Michael F. Michelis
    • 3
    • 4
  • Sender Herschorn
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
  1. 1.University of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.The Toronto HospitalTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Department of MedicineLenox Hill HospitalNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Cornell University Medical CollegeNew YorkUSA
  5. 5.Urodynamics UnitSunnybrook Health Science CentreTorontoCanada
  6. 6.Department of Surgery(Urology)University of TorontoTorontoCanada
  7. 7.Lyndhurst Hospital and Rehabilitation CentreTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information