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Anaesthesia for the Elderly Patient By Chris Dodds

Anaesthesia for the Elderly Patient

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This concise pocketbook is designed to offer a comprehensive introduction to the basic principles and major clinical issues facing the anaesthetist dealing with the elderly patient.

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Anaesthesia for the Elderly Patient by Chris Dodds

As the population of the developed world gets proportionally older, elderly patients will continue to present more and more frequently to hospital for surgery and anaesthesia. Elderly patients pose a clinical challenge to the anaesthetist, who must take into account their special physiological, pharmacological and psychological requirements. This book offers a concise introduction to the basic science and major clinical issues facing the anaesthetist when dealing with the elderly patient. This pocket book is the only practical guide on the management of elderly patients available for the clinical anaesthetist and senior trainee.

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About Chris Dodds

Doctor Frederique S. Servin is a consultant anaesthetist based in the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Bichat-Claude Bernard, AP-HP, Paris, France. Her special interests include pharmacokinetics and pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic relationships of anaesthetic agents with specific reference to special patients groups (elderly, obese, alcoholic). Her clinical work is mainly focused on urological and ambulatory anaesthesia. She has edited several books and published mainly on pharmacology and pharmacokinetics.

Table of Contents

1. Definitions, social trends and epidemiology ; 2. Pathophysiology of aging and their relevance to anaesthesia ; 3. Anaesthetic pharmacology in the elderly ; 4. Preoperative assessment and preparation of elderly patients undergoing major surgery ; 5. Day case anaesthesia in the elderly ; 6. Emergency anaesthesia in the elderly ; 7. Anaesthesia for orthopaedic surgery in the elderly ; 8. Anaesthesia for major abdominal surgery in the elderly ; 9. Neurosurgery in the elderly ; 10. Urological and gynaecological surgery in the elderly ; 11. Post-operative care and analgesia ; 12. Intensive care and the elderly ; 13. Cognitive dysfunction and sleep disorders ; 14. Ethics and the law involving elderly

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Anaesthesia for the Elderly Patient by Chris Dodds
Chris Dodds
Oxford Anaesthesia Library
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Oxford University Press
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