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Geriatric anesthesia

Author: Frederick E Sieber
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, Medical Pub. Division, ©2007.
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Delivers a detailed overview of both the basic science and practical, day-to-day clinical issues related to the administration of anesthesia in geriatric patients. It begins with a look at the demographics and economic issues surrounding surgery and anesthesia in the elderly, plus the effects of aging on organ reserve. It then considers geriatric anesthetic implications across the full spectrum of organ systems-from  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Geriatric anesthesia.
New York : McGraw-Hill, Medical Pub. Division, ©2007
(OCoLC)607861025
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick E Sieber
ISBN: 0070682917 9780070682917 0071463089 9780071463089
OCLC Number: 64589084
Description: xi, 370 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Contents: General information --
Overview of aging and its demographics --
Mechanisms of aging --
Aging and its effects on organ reserve --
Central/peripheral nervous system --
Cardiovascular system --
Respiratory system --
Endocrine system --
Urinary and hepatic system --
Pharmacology --
Pharmacology of intravenous drugs in the elderly --
Inhalational agents --
Local anesthetics and the elderly --
Preoperative assessment --
Age and anesthetic risk --
Issues of specific importance to the elderly in preoperative assessment --
Polypharmacy --
Preoperative screening for outpatient surgery in geriatric patients --
Geriatric trauma --
Diastolic heart function and the elderly --
Controversies in intraoperative management --
Body temperature management in the elderly surgical patient --
Hemodilution --
Beta blockade --
Consciousness monitoring in the elderly --
Controversy of regional vs. general anesthesia in surgical outcome --
Postoperative issues specific to the elderly --
Delirium and postoperative cognitive dysfunction --
Postanesthesia care unit --
Issues of specific importance to the elderly intensive care unit patient --
Assessment and management of acute pain in the elderly --
Special topics --
Assessment and management of chronic pain in the elderly --
Anesthesia management of the patient with dementia --
Legal issues of importance to the elderly.
Responsibility: [edited by] Frederick E. Sieber.
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A practical book covering anesthetic considerations in the aging patient population. It delivers what you need to know about anesthetics considerations in the aged - including palliative care, pain  Read more...

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