- Format: PDF
- Publisher: Springer; 1st ed. 2017 edition (February 6, 2017)
- Language: English
- 395 pages
- ISBN-10: 3319311670
- ISBN-13: 978-3319311678
This book covers all aspects of the specialized field of gerontorheumatology, providing a complete overview of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases and related conditions in the elderly. The emphasis is particularly on pathogenesis, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment, including the latest advances in biological and pharmacological therapy and potential treatment side effects. The book will provide the reader with a keen awareness of the characteristic features, distinctive etiologies, and different courses of the various disorders of the musculoskeletal system in the geriatric population. Diagnostic and treatment considerations of special relevance in daily practice are highlighted, and the importance of comorbidities and their rheumatic consequences is also emphasized. The book will be of value for gerontologists, rheumatologists, internists, and rehabilitation physicians and will offer excellent guidance for general practitioners, who are typically the first to deal with disorders of the musculoskeletal system in elderly patients.
Jozef Rovenský, MD, PhD, DSc, graduated in Medicine from Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic in 1966 and subsequently completed specializations in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, and Clinical Immunology at the Postgraduate Medical School, Bratislava, Slovak Republic. He was awarded his PhD from the School of Medicine (Internal Medicine), František Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic and his DSc from the School of Medicine (Internal Medicine), Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovak Republic. In 1990 he was appointed Director of the Research Institute of Rheumatic Diseases, Piešťany, Slovak Republic and in 1991 became Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at Masaryk University. In 1993, Dr. Rovenský was awarded the Silver Medal of the Slovak Medical Society for contributions to medical activity and in 1995 he was appointed Professor of Internal Medicine at Masaryk University. He has served on the editorial boards of various journals, including Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology, and is a member of the Advisory Committee for Annals of Rheumatic Diseases. He is the author of more than 200 publications.