Anaesthesia for the Elderly Patient

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Oxford University Press, 2007 - Medical - 140 pages
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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 anesthesia. Elderly patients pose a clinical challenge to the anesthestist, 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 anesthetist when dealing with the elderly patient.
This pocket book is the only practical guide on the management of elderly patients available for the clinical anesthetist and senior trainee.

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Professor Chris Dodds is a consultant anaesthetist based at the James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK. His special interests include elderly anaesthesia, sleep disorders, opthalmic and neuro-anaesthesia. He has edited more than 10 books and published widely on various topics inanaesthesia. Professor Chandra Kumar is a consultant anaesthetist based in the James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK. His special interests include elderly anaesthesia, colorectal anaesthesia, upper gastrointestinal tract, ophthalmic anaesthesia, regional anaesthesia, gynaecology anddental anaesthesia. He has edited four books and published widely in journals on various topics in anaesthesia. Doctor Frederique S. Servin is a consultant anaesthetist based in the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Bichat-Claude Bernard, AP-HP, Paris, France. Her special interests includepharmacokinetics 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 onpharmacology and pharmacokinetics.

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