Endocrinology of Aging Clinical Aspects in Diagrams and Images by Marc R. Blackman
By: Marc R. Blackman; Ricardo Correa; S. Mitchell Harman
Publisher: Elsevier (S&T)
Print ISBN: 9780128196670, 012819667X
eText ISBN: 9780128223840, 0128223847
Copyright year: 2021
According to the United Nations, the number of people aged 60 years or over in the world is projected to be 1.4 billion in 2030 and 2.1 billion in 2050. Endocrinologists and other clinicians face the challenge of caring for the elderly. To do so, they need to incorporate geriatric principles into their clinical practice. Endocrinology of Aging: Clinical Aspects in Diagrams and Images presents chapters in a way that allows the reader to incorporate concepts and main facts of complex subjects in a visual way. As the global population becomes older, the need for a deeper understanding of geriatric pathology increases, and with it, the access to educational resources for the endocrinology and metabolism of aging.
Chapters divided according to specific endocrine and metabolic systems, providing evidence-based content regarding what is known about the function of endocrine and metabolic systems altered during the aging process
Addresses physiological changes that alter the pathophysiology of the clinical picture, explaining the characteristic pathological expressions of hormonal and metabolic disorders in the advanced age
Editors and authors are clinical endocrinologists, geriatricians, internists and endocrine surgeons, with extensive global experience in clinical and experimental gerontology
Considers the patient transitioning from young adult to elderly, discussing the endocrinological challenge to discern physiology from pathology
Focuses on age as an essential factor for diagnostic and endocrine management
Includes many pictures and diagrams, making it a user-friendly reference guide for practicing physicians
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