The teaching is organized as follows:
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The teaching program aims to deepen physiopathology, clinical and health care priority issues selected for epidemiological relevance and exemplarity. The main clinical syndromes and organ diseases presenting are considered, both through the presentation of examples as clinical cases and through that rational analysis of problems and therapy modalities. Concerning geriatric syndromes are considered in particular the problems related to clinical instability, especially in chronic illness/disability, and clinical alterations resulting from the aging population and the rise of chronic problems degenerative diseases. The overall approach focuses on the recognition and management of current and potential problems within a framework of continuity in different contexts and on the promotion and development of self-care skills and abilities. At the end of the course the student should reach adequate competence concerning the pathophysiology and treatment of geriatric syndromes, the major organ disease conditions and have a rational approach to medical therapy and the use of medications.
Professional objectives: to be able to interpret symptoms, clinical signs, structural and functional alterations for a global evaluation of personal health condition. To express differential diagnostic hypotheses. To analyze and solve clinical problems of internal medicine with a methodology taking in to account risk-benefits ratio and cost-benefits ratio. To be able of formulate a rational therapeutic programme based on pathophysiological and pharmacological knowledge. To behave kindly and to communicate correctly with patients and their relatives, with colleagues and other sanitary operators on the basis of professional code of conduct and respecting mutual functions.
Heart failure in the elderly with comorbidities,
Aatrial fibrillation clinic and therapy
Obesity and its management
Disorders of alimentary habits, diagnosis and treatment focuses on anorexia
Falls and hypotension in the elderly
Autoimmune hemolytic anemias
Treatment with oral direct anticoagulants
Resistant/secondary or otherwise problematic arterial hypertension
Hyponatremia and hypo/hyperkalemia
Peripheral ischaemia (bowel or lower limbs)
TAeatment of following diseases:
Ischemic heart disease,
Cerebral vascular disease,
Peripheral artery disease,
COPD and respiratory infections
Antibiotics against the main infections of other districts,
Chrnic and acute pain,
Edema and ascites,
The exam consists of a-multiple choice written test on topics of medical treatment described during the cycle of lectures followed by an oral examination focused on: 1) critical evaluation of the results of the written test; 2) discussion of a clinical case chosen from several structured clinical cases available to teachers.
|Dennis L. Kasper, Eugene Braunwald, Anthony Fauci, Stephen Hauser, Dan Longo, J. Larry Jameson
||Harrison - Principi di Medicina Interna.2 voll.
|Ottavio Bosello, Mauro Zamboni
||Manuale di Gerontologia e Geriatria
||Paziente anziano e paziente geriatrico
||EdiSes, Napoli, ultima ed.
|Kasper Gl, et al.
||Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 19th Edition,
||Mc Graw Hill,
||Manuale di geriatria e gerontologia
||Ed. McGraw Hill, Milano, ultima edizione.
|Alan J. Sinclair - John E. Morley and Bruno Vellas
||PATHY'S PRINCIPLES AND PRATICE OF GERIATRIC MEDICINE