Chapter 1. Structural and functional renal changes secondary to aging
Chapter 2. Renal aging and chronic kidney disease in the elderly: which are the differences?
Chapter 3. Frailty in Chronic Kidney Disease Elderly Patients
Chapter 4. Water, electrolyte, and acid-base disorders in the elderly
Chapter 5. Hypertension in the Elderly
Chapter 6. Urinary Tract Infections in the elderly
Chapter 7. Glomerulopathies in the Elderly
Chapter 8. Acute kidney Injury in the elderly
Chapter 9. Nephroprevention in the elderly
Chapter 10. Hemodialysis in the Elderly
Chapter 11. Frailty among elderly patients on chronic maintenance hemodialysis for ESRD: Not simply a matter of chronological age
Chapter 12. Peritoneal Dialysis in the Elderly Patient
Chapter 13. Kidney Transplant in Elderly
Chapter 14. Nephrolithiasis in the Elderly
Chapter 15. Nutrition in the elderly with renal disease
Chapter 16. Pharmacogeriatrics and the kidney
Chapter 17. Conservative and palliative care in elderly patients with end-stage renal disease.
The increase in average life expectancy observed over recent decades has brought new challenges to nephrology practice. Several renal diseases are more frequent in elderly patients today, and even in healthy older individuals renal physiology has its own peculiarities. This leads to the need for a specific approach on renal aging and renal function in the elderly. However, despite the relevance of this topic, there are few books exclusively dedicated to geriatric nephrology. This book fills this gap by presenting a comprehensive overview of the differences between normal renal aging and chronic renal disease in the aged, and describes the particular aspects of nephropathy in the elderly, addressing it in a practical and clinically applicable fashion. Clinical Nephrogeriatrics bridges the gap between nephrology and geriatrics, discussing the most important issues concerning the relationship between these two medical specialties. This evidence-based resource, written by prominent specialists with extensive clinical experience, offers nephrologists, geriatricians, family physicians, and other medical professionals valuable practical guidelines and insights to enhance their clinical practice and provide optimal care.
• Offers a comprehensive practical guide to nephrogeriatrics
• Written by worldwide experts in the field, from Europe and the Americas
• Includes discussions on the most important topics in geriatric nephrology
• Carlos G. Musso – is a primary physician in Nephrology, Geriatrics and Internal Medicine. Gold Medal in Medicine - University of Buenos Aires (Argentina). Nephrology fellow at the University Hospital of Salamanca (Spain, 1992), Nephrology fellow at Toronto Western Hospital and Toronto General Hospital (Canada, 2002), PhD in Medicine at the University of Salamanca (Spain, 2011). He is also an associate professor of Nephrology at the University of Buenos Aires, School of Medicine, full professor of Human Physiology at the Instituto Universitario, School of Medicine of Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires (Argentina), and professor of Medical Humanistics at the Instituto Universitario, School of Medicine of Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, researcher at the Biology of Aging Research Unit, Hospital Italiano in San Justo (Argentina) and the IAGG Research Network, and associate editor of the Electron Journal Biomed. He is also head of the Renal Clinical Physiology Unit and head of Peritoneal Dialysis Unit at Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires (Argentina). Prof. Musso is an editorial board member of several international journals, has published more than 400 original and review papers, 2 books and 40 chapters.
• Jose R. Jauregui – is a primary physician in Geriatrics and Internal Medicine. He is also a professor of Geriatrics and Family Medicine at the University of Buenos Aires, School of Medicine (Argentina) and chief of the Biology of Aging Research Unit, Hospital Italiano in San Justo (Argentina). He received his PhD degree from the Salamanca University (Spain) in 2012 and became an overseas member of the British Geriatric Society in 2011. He is also a member of the Spanish Society of Geriatric Medicine (SEMEG) and of the board of the International Institute on Aging (INIA), Malta-United Nations. Prof. Jauregui is a board member of COMLAT (Latin American Committee of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine (IAGG) and past-president of the SAGG, Argentinean Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics. Since 2013 he has been executive director of International Longevity Center in Argentina (ILC-Arg), and President elect of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics-IAGG for the 22° World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics in Buenos Aires, June, 2021. Prof. Jauregui has published more than 60 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 6 books and 80 chapters.
• Juan Florencio Macías-Núñez - is a primary physician in Nephrology & Geriatric Medicine, University of Salamanca, Dozor Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, Associate Member of the Geriatrics Division, University of Toronto, Canada, is director of the Career and Degree of Gerontology program at Maimónides University, Argentina and Director of Extraordinary Chair of the University of Salamanca, Iberoamerican Foundation for Research and Prevention of Renal and Cardiovascular Diseases in Geriatrics. Expert of the ERBP for the diagnosis and treatment for diagnosis and treatment of the frail elderly with advanced renal chronic disease. Member of the Clinical Practice Guideline on management of older patients with chronic kidney disease stage 3b or higher. He is editor of the first international textbook in geriatric nephrology.
• Adrian Covic – is a primary physician in Nephrology and Internal Medicine. He is also a professor of Nephrology and Internal Medicine at the “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy and chief of the Nephrology Clinic and the Dialysis and Transplantation Center in Iasi, Romania. Since 2007, he has been a FRCP (London) and in 2009 became a correspondent member of the Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences. He is also a fellow of the ERA-EDTA (FERA). Prof. Covic is a board member of KDIGO (Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes), ERBP (European Renal Best Practice) and ERA-EDTA working group EURECAM. He has published more than 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 12 books and 22 chapters.