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Geriatric Anesthesia
by Frederick Sieber

Geriatric Anesthesia is the one-of-a-kind guide that reviews everything the reader needs to know about anesthetics in the aged, including palliative care, pain, and polypharmacy.

Features:

  • Expert authorship-a majority of the authors are from the prestigious Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Department of Anesthesia
  • Full discussion of pharmacology
  • A key section on preoperative assessment, including guidelines on age and anesthetic risk, functional and nutritional status, polypharmacy
  • An insightful review of controversies in intraoperative management, such as the role of invasive monitoring in the elderly, thermoregulation, and hemodilution, prophylactic beta blockade, and regional vs. general anesthesia in achieving successful surgical outcome
  • Postoperative issues, from delirium/postoperative cognitive dysfunction to the assessment and management of chronic pain and palliative care
  • Essential coverage of special topics-perioperative care of the patient with dementia/cognitive dysfunction and medical ethics, including end-of-life care
  • Easy-to-understand tables and 100 line drawings that visually drive home key concepts throughout

Contents

General Information

  1. Overview of Aging and Its Demographics
  2. Mechanisms of Aging

Aging and Its Effects on Organ Reserve

  1. Central/Peripheral Nervous System
  2. Cardiovascular System
  3. Respiratory System
  4. Endocrine System
  5. Urinary and Hepatic System

Pharmacology

  1. Pharmacology of Intravenous Drugs in the Elderly
  2. Inhalation Agents
  3. Local Anesthetics and the Elderly

Preoperative Assessment

  1. Age and Anesthetic Risk
  2. Issues of Specific Importance to the Elderly in Preoperative Assessment
  3. Polypharmacy
  4. Preoperative Screening for Outpatient Surgery in Geriatric Patients
  5. Geriatric Trauma
  6. Diastolic Heart Function and the Elderly

Controversies in Intraoperative Management

  1. Body Temperature Management in the Elderly Surgical Patient
  2. Hemodilution
  3. Beta Blockade
  4. Consciousness Monitoring in the Elderly
  5. The Controversy of Regional vs. General Anesthesia in Surgical Outcome

Postoperative Issues Specific to the Elderly

  1. Delirium and Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction
  2. Postanesthesia Care Unit
  3. Issues of Specific Importance to the Elderly Intensive Care Unit Patient
  4. Assessment and Management of Acute Pain in the Elderly

Special Topics

  1. Assessment and Management of Chronic Pain in the Elderly
  2. Anesthesia Management of the Patient with Dementia
  3. Legal Issues of Importance to the Elderly

Index

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Geriatric Anesthesia
by Frederick Sieber
2007 370 pages $115.00 + shipping
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