Table of contents

  1. T. S. Dharmarajan, Nilesh N. Balar
  2. C. S. Pitchumoni, T. S. Dharmarajan
  3. David Widjaja, T. S. Dharmarajan
  4. C. S. Pitchumoni
  5. Frederick B. Peng, Waqar Qureshi
  6. Holly Kanavy, Steven R. Cohen, Alana Deutsch
  7. T. S. Dharmarajan, Srinivas G. Gunturu
  8. C. S. Pitchumoni, Nishal Ravindran
  9. Murali D. Nair, Elise Marie Collins
  10. Jonathan B. Wallach, Michael J. Nissenblatt
  11. C. S. Pitchumoni
  12. Charles J. Kahi, Douglas K. Rex
  13. Juan J. Omana, Nanakram Agarwal
  14. T. S. Dharmarajan, David Widjaja, C. S. Pitchumoni
  15. Srinivas Gunturu, T. S. Dharmarajan
  16. Shreya Narayanan, C. S. Pitchumoni
  17. C. S. Pitchumoni
  18. Vishal Jain, T. S. Dharmarajan, C. S. Pitchumoni
  19. Ethan D. Miller, Hamzah Abu-Sbeih, Naga P. Chalasani
  20. Maanit Kohli, Allen Andrade, T. S. Dharmarajan
  21. Jorge D. Machicado, Julia B. Greer, Dhiraj Yadav
  22. Jennifer Chuy, Noah Kornblum
  23. Cynthia L. Vuittonet, T. Patrick Hill, T. S. Dharmarajan, C. S. Pitchumoni
  24. Sanjiv K. Patankar, Negar M. Salehomoum
  25. Douglas A. Drossman, Jill K. Deutsch
  26. Adharsh Ravindran, Prasad G. Iyer
  27. Roy J. Goldberg, Mahesh Jhurani
  28. Klaus Mönkemüller, Lucia C. Fry
  29. Naushira Pandya, Elizabeth Hames
  30. Noam Harpaz, Mohammad Raoufi, Hongfa Zhu
  31. Richard W. McCallum, Ashish Malhotra, Marco A. Bustamante Bernal, Luis O. Chavez
  32. Amanda J. Podolski, Rasim Gucalp
  33. Capecomorin Pitchumoni, Sidharth P. Mishra, Hariom Yadav
  34. Carolyn Newberry, Octavia Pickett-Blakely
  35. C. S. Pitchumoni, Mitesh A. Desai
  36. David Hirschl, Melanie Moses, Rona Orentlicher
  37. Eugene C. Corbett Jr, T. S. Dharmarajan
  38. Eduardo Redondo-Cerezo
  39. T. S. Dharmarajan, D. Lourdusamy, C. S. Pitchumoni
  40. Eamonn M. M. Quigley, Vineet Gudsoorkar
  41. Edward Sheen, Jennifer Pan, Andrew Ho, George Triadafilopoulos
  42. C. S. Pitchumoni
  43. Robert A. Norman, Trupal Patel, Tam H. Nguyen

About this book


Aging trends in the United States and Europe continue to demonstrate an increasingly older society, a trend that is unlikely to change for decades to come. This trend would render it prudent for health care providers to better prepare for the changes in society and their health needs. The current number of older adults (aged over 65), about 13% of the U.S. population, is expected to grow to over 20% in the next 20 years. Preparation for the changes in society involves provision of training for current and future generations of physicians to deal with health problems of older adults.

Training programs in internal medicine and gastroenterology are required to deal with disorders of aging in the present day hospitalized, long-term care and community older adults. Physiological changes and disease processes in older adults differ significantly from those of the young; these are aspects that trainees and practicing physicians need to have an understanding of. Yet texts devoted to gastrointestinal illness in the elderly are scant at this stage and are clearly in demand.

This text provides a comprehensive overview of gastrointestinal disease and disorders in older adults. Divided into sixteen sections, this major reference work covers all aspects of gastroenterology as it pertains to older adults, including epidemiology, gastrointestinal physiology, motility disorders, luminal disorders, hepatobiliary disease, systemic manifestations, neoplastic disorders, gastrointestinal bleeding, and gastrointestinal cancer. In addition to fully revised chapters from the previous edition of Geriatric Gastroenterology, the latest edition features new chapters on drug injury to the GI tract, gut microbiota and aging, dysphagia, diabetes and its manifestations, and nursing for GI disorders. Nutrition and related disorders, as well as capsule endoscopy and its utility in the geriatric population, are also highlighted in the text. Presented in a simple, easy to read format, the volume includes numerous figures, tables, and key points to enable ease of understanding.


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Editors and affiliations

  • C. S. Pitchumoni
    • 1
  • T.S. Dharmarajan
    • 2
  1. 1.Saint Peter's Healthcare SystemNew BrunswickUSA
  2. 2.Albert Einstein College of MedicineMontefiore Medical Center, Wakefield CampusBronxUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Reference Module Medicine
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-90761-1