by Chris Dodds, Chandra M. Kumar, Frederique Servin
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.