Chronic Gastritis and Hypochlorhydria in the Elderly provides the most current and comprehensive treatment of atrophic gastritis available. The latest theories on the pathogenesis of atrophic gastritis are examined, focusing on topics such as epidemiology and the relationship between atrophic gastritis and helicobacter pylori infection. The relationship among cell proliferation, differentiation, and gastric cancer is covered as well. The book also reviews new material on nutrient and drug bioavailability in atrophic gastritis.
Chronic Gastritis and Hypochlorhydria in the Elderly will benefit gerontologists, gastroenterologists, and clinical microbiologists treating large numbers of elderly patients. It will also serve as a reference text for medical and nutritional students.
Achlorhydria, Spontaneous and Iatrogenic (P.R. Holt). Age-Related Changes in Gastric Acid Secretion (M. Goldschmiedt and M. Feldman). Epidemiology and Natural History of Atrophic Gastritis (J.R. Saltzman). Histologic Aspects of Atrophic Gastritis (M. Dixon, G. Sobala, J. Wyatt, and M.F. Dixon). Helicobacter pylori: Its Role in Gastritis, Achlorhydria, and Gastric Carcinoma (H.R. Mertz). Cell Proliferation and Differentiation in Atrophic Gastritis and Gastric Cancer (A. Scalmati and M. Lipkin). Pernicious Anemia: Definitions, Expressions, and the Long-Term Consequences of Atrophic Gastritis (R. Carmel). Omeprazole Administration as a Model for Atrophic Gastritis (P. Maton). Achlorhydria and Enteric Bacterial Infections (D.A. Peura and R.L. Guerrant). Bacterial Overgrowth in Atrophic Gastritis (B.R. Goldin and S.L. Gorbach). Folate and Vitamin B12 Absorption in Atrophic Gastritis(R.M. Russell and M. Pedrosa). Possible Consequences of Reduced Gastric Acid Secretion on Mineral Bioavailability from High-Fiber Diets (E.T. Champagne). Effects of Gastric Acidity and Atrophic Gastritis on Calcium and Zinc Absorption in Humans (R.J. Wood and C. Serfaty-Lacrosniere). Drug Therapy in Hypochlorhydric States (D.A. Roe). Index.