Oxford Textbook of Anaesthesia for the Elderly Patient

Oxford Textbook of Anaesthesia for the Elderly Patient


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Oxford Textbook of Anaesthesia for the Elderly Patient by Christopher Dodds, Chandra Kumar, Bernadette Veering

As the global population lives to an increasing older age, there is a need to research, develop and deliver appropriate anaesthesia and pain management care to these increasingly frail and vulnerable patients. This book provides a comprehensive and detailed overview of all aspects of anaesthesia for the elderly patient looking at the effect of ageing on the systems of the body and the role that age has on drug mechanisms. Designed for both consultants and trainees who care for elderly patients, chapters address the clinical management of the older patient in pain, trauma, intensive care as well as anaesthesia for all aspects of surgery.

The expert author team use their experience to provide a practical and stimulating book which informs everyday clinical activity and explores the unanswered questions which face anaesthetists in this changing patient population. This book will give all consultants and trainees a thorough grounding in this growing and demanding area of anaesthetic practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199604999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 05/27/2014
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Christopher Dodds, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK,Chandra Kumar, Senior Consultant in Anaesthesia, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore,Bernadette Veering, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands

Table of Contents

Basic Science
1. Introduction
2. Aging at a cellular level
3. The genetics of ageing
4. Stem cell science and ageing
5. Demography
6. Drug mechanisms
7. Scientific advances
Ageing at a systems level
8. Neurological
9. Cardiovascular
10. Respiratory
11. Renal
12. Hepatic
13. Social changes
14. Cognitive aspects
15. Pain mechanisms
Applied science and diseases of the elderly
16. CNS diseases
17. CVS diseases
18. Respiratory
19. Renal
20. Pre-operative assessment
Specific clinical cases
21. Pre-hospital care
22. Trauma in the elderly
23. Intensive care medicine
24. Vascular surgery
25. Orthopaedic surgery
26. Cardiac surgery
27. Neurosurgery
28. Major abdominal surgery
29. Gynaecology surgery
30. Urological surgery
31. Pain management
32. Palliative care
33. Day surgery
34. Ophthalmic surgery
35. Frailty
36. Obesity
Other important aspects
37. Training
38. Non-theatre environments - imaging/TC/EM
39. Heat balance
40. Infection
41. Medicolegal aspects
42. The future

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