Nephrology and Geriatrics Integrated

Proceedings of the Conference on Integrating Geriatrics into Nephrology held in Jasper, Alberta, Canada, July 31-August 5, 1998

  • Dimitrios G. Oreopoulos
  • William R. Hazzard
  • Robert Luke

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. The Clinical Physiology of Aging

    1. William R. Hazzard
      Pages 1-16
  3. Aging Kidneys in an Aging Population: How Does This Impact Nephrology and Nephrologists?

  4. The Aging Kidney

    1. Sarbjit V. Jassal, Dimitrios G. Oreopoulos
      Pages 27-36
  5. Aging: Its Influence on Drug Disposition and Effect

    1. Darrell R. Abernethy
      Pages 37-43
  6. Drug-Related Renal Dysfunction in the Elderly

    1. William M. Bennett
      Pages 45-50
  7. Fluid and Electrolyte Balance in the Elderly

    1. Laurence H. Beck
      Pages 51-55
  8. Glomerular Disease in the Elderly Population

    1. Richard J. Glassock
      Pages 57-66
  9. Renal Artery Disease in the Elderly

    1. William L. Henrich
      Pages 67-75
  10. Diabetic Nephropathy in Patients with Type II Diabetes

  11. Acute Renal Failure in the Elderly

    1. Norbert Lameire, Anke Nelde, Heidi Hoeben, Raymond Vanholder
      Pages 91-111
  12. Hemodialysis in Elderly Patients

    1. Wendy W. Brown
      Pages 113-126
  13. Peritoneal Dialysis in Older Individuals

    1. James F. Winchester
      Pages 127-135
  14. New Insights into Aging and Renal Osteodystrophy

    1. Keith A. Hruska
      Pages 137-147
  15. Older Transplant Recipients; Older Transplant Donors - What Are the Issues?

  16. Hydronephrosis and Renal Deterioration in the Elderly due to Abnormalities of the Lower Urinary Tract and Ureterovesical Junction

  17. The Geriatric Patient with Obstructive Uropathy

  18. Urinary Incontinence in the Elderly

    1. Larry T. Sirls, Thomas Rashid
      Pages 179-198
  19. Access of the Elderly to Dialysis

    1. Dimitrios G. Oreopoulos
      Pages 199-202
  20. Dialysis Withdrawal

    1. Dimitrios G. Oreopoulos
      Pages 203-205
  21. Managed Care, Geriatrics, and Nephrology

    1. Martin G. White
      Pages 207-211
  22. The Challenges of Geriatric Nephrology Managed Care/Disease Management

  23. Discussion/Recommendations/Epilogue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Laurence H. Beck
      Pages 227-229
  24. Special Clinical Problems in Geriatric Patients

  25. Research: Basic and Clinical

    1. David Humes, Andrew Levey, Karl Kjellstrand
      Pages 233-238
  26. Epilogue

    1. Robert Luke, William R. Hazzard, Dimitrios G. Oreopoulos
      Pages 239-243

About this book


Because of many advances in medicine and biotechnology, an increasing number of individuals are surviving into old age, and we are now challenged to apply sophisticated medical knowledge to the care of the elderly citizen.
In nephrology, individuals older than 65 are the fastest-growing group of patients requiring dialysis. Similarly, in increasing numbers, elderly persons present themselves with renal complaints to their family doctor, the geriatrician or the nephrologist.
In August 1998, with the financial support of the John A. Hartford Foundation, leaders in geriatrics, nephrology and urology met in Jasper, Alberta, for one week to discuss their areas of special knowledge and to learn from each other. Geriatricians learned from nephrologists, nephrologists learned from geriatricians, and both came to see that they had much in common.
All participants discovered a common interest, challenge and commitment, namely, to provide the best renal care to a progressively aging population and to teach their fellows the principles of the other collaborating specialties.
This book contains all the papers presented at this meeting and also the text of group discussions on Training and Education, Special Clinical Problems in Geriatric Patients, and Recommendations in Basic and Clinical Research.
Nephrology and Geriatrics Integrated will prove useful to both nephrologists and geriatricians in their efforts to manage the renal complaints of the elderly, who come to them in increasing numbers.


age aging geriatrics kidney nephrology urinary incontinence urology

Editors and affiliations

  • Dimitrios G. Oreopoulos
    • 1
  • William R. Hazzard
    • 2
  • Robert Luke
    • 3
  1. 1.The Toronto HospitalTorontoCanada
  2. 2.J. Paul Sticht Center on AgingWake Forest University School of MedicineWinston-SalemUSA
  3. 3.University of Cincinnati Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5795-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4088-1
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