Learning outcomes of the course unit
The student must acquire useful knowledge, sufficient and appropriate to: diagnose major diseases of the adult
polipatologico, even in age 'geriatric able to perform a differential evaluation with other medical conditions
(problem solving) and prove to be able to set the correct medical treatment - surgical and rehabilitative
Course contents summary
Heart failure and arrhythmias with particular emphasis on a framework diagnostic and treatment in the elderly
Approach to the patient with chest pain, differential diagnosis and definition of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging procedures and interpretation of the main biochemical.
Hypertension: diagnostic and therapeutic framework, interpretation of the main imaging techniques and biochemical therapy. The hypertension in the elderly.
Eating Disorders: Principles of nutrition, multidisciplinary approach (psychotherapy, nutritional, behavioral, pharmacological and surgical) to DCA and obesity, application of the principles of nutrition in various clinical conditions, primary and secondary prevention of disorders of the DCA. Malnutrition in the elderly.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), bronchial asthma and cardiorespiratory failure: from diagnosis with clinical and instrumental data interpretation and monitoring of the clinical picture, treatment with therapeutic approach estimate, of the acute phases and the condition of chronicity.
The main problems in infectious Internal Medicine (pneumonia, urinary tract infections, sepsis): nosographic aimed at therapeutic decision, principles of antibiotic therapy applied to various syndromes.
Fever: pathophysiology, root causes and fever of obscure origin.
Osteoporosis, Paget's disease of bone, ipercalcemie and hypocalcaemia, rheumatoid arthritis.
Thrombosis and pulmonary thromboembolism;
Approach to the patient with lymphadenopathy and splenomegaly.
Approach to the patient with thrombocytopenia, approach to patients with monoclonal gammopathy.
The Anemias: Employee nosographic aimed at diagnostic and therapeutic choices, the most common procedures for the etiological classification of anemias most common therapeutic approach in the form of interest internist; myelopathies involutive.
The primary and secondary liver cirrhosis, jaundice, inflammatory bowel disease.
Diabetes mellitus: diagnosis, drug therapy (insulin and oral hypoglycemics), prevention and treatment of macrovascular and microvascular complications.
Dyslipidemia and atherosclerosis
Strategies for prevention of cardiovascular disease (primary and secondary)
The metabolic syndrome: diagnostic and therapeutic.
The prevention and treatment of cerebrovascular disease.
The main endocrine disorders of the elderly
Dementia: differential diagnosis and therapy,
Syndrome, immobilization, urinary and fecal incontinence, constipation.
Principles of drug-geriatrics,
The syndrome of physical frailty of the elderly,
Sarcopenia and its consequences
Rating scales and Geriatric Assessment Multi-Dimensional (VMD)
Bartoli E. e Coll. Medicina Interna. UTET
Goldman Lee, Bennet Claude: 'Cecil' Trattato di Medicina Interna. Verduci Ed.
Harrison's: Principi di Medicina Interna. Mc Graw Hill Ed.
Rugarli C.: Manuale di Medicina Interna Sistematica. Masson Ed.
Teodori U. e Coll.: Trattato di Medicina Interna.
Teaching methods and lectures by oral examination.
Assessment methods and criteria