Chapter 36. Pharmacological Management of Endocrine Conditions in the Elderly Patient

  1. Stephen Jackson Professor of Geriatric Medicine2,
  2. Paul Jansen3 and
  3. Arduino Mangoni4
  1. Nikolai Petrovsky

Published Online: 2 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch36

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

How to Cite

Petrovsky, N. (2009) Pharmacological Management of Endocrine Conditions in the Elderly Patient, in Prescribing for Elderly Patients (eds S. Jackson, P. Jansen and A. Mangoni), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch36

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Clinical Gerontology, King's College Hospital, London, UK

  2. 3

    Department of Geriatric Medicine, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

  3. 4

    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Flinders University, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia

Author Information

  1. Department of Endocrinology, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAY 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470024287

Online ISBN: 9780470017975

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Keywords:

  • pharmacological management of endocrine conditions in elderly patient;
  • type 2 diabetes - prevalent form of diabetes in elderly patients;
  • diabetes symptoms and signs;
  • type 2 diabetes management;
  • pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic data of diabetes medications in elderly patients;
  • pituitary adenomas;
  • clinically important drug interactions within diabetes drugs;
  • hormone replacement;
  • endocrine disease in elderly—key points

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Diabetes aetiology

  • Diabetes symptoms and signs

  • Diabetes diagnosis

  • Type 2 diabetes management

  • Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic data of diabetes medications in elderly patients

  • Clinically important drug interactions within diabetes drugs

  • General adverse effects of diabetes medications in elderly patients

  • Specific adverse effects and clinically-important drug interactions of diabetes drugs

  • Pituitary adenomas

  • Thyroid disease

  • Hyperparathyroidism

  • Hormone replacement

  • Endocrine disease in the elderly—key points

  • Further Reading