Geriatric Anesthesiology by Jeffrey SilversteinGeriatric Anesthesiology by Jeffrey Silverstein

Geriatric Anesthesiology

EditorJeffrey Silverstein, Alec Rooke, J. G. Reves

Paperback | August 13, 2010

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Geriatric anesthesia is a rapidly growing and evolving field and this is the major revision of a classic anesthesia reference. The last few years have seen significant advancements and important new modalities for addressing the needs of an aging population. The editors of this second edition are uniquely situated to put together a text highlighting both essential knowledge and recent breakthroughs of importance to all who work with the elderly. This edition easily maintains the high standard for quality scholarship and useful material set by the first.
Jeffrey H. Silverstein, MD, is Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Surgery, and Geriatrics and Adult Development at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. G. Alex Rooke, MD, PhD, is Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Washington and the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System. J.G. Reves, MD, is Vice President ...
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Title:Geriatric AnesthesiologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:456 pagesPublished:August 13, 2010Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1441970878

ISBN - 13:9781441970879

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Table of Contents

Part I:  Introduction to Clinical Geriatrics: The Practice of Geriatric Anesthesia.- Demographics and Economics of Geriatric Patient Care.- Theories of Aging.- Ethical Management of the Elderly Patient.- Teaching Geriatric Anesthesiology to Practitioners, Residents, and Medical Students.-  Research Priorities in Geriatric Anesthesiology.- Part II:  Cardinal Manifestations of Aging and Disease in the Elderly: Alterations in Metabolic Functions and Electrolytes.- Perioperative Thermoregulation.- Postoperative Central Nervous System Dysfunction.- Alterations in Circulatory Function.- The Aging Respiratory System:  Anesthetic Strategies to Minimize Perioperative Pulmonary Complications.- Operative Debridements of Chronic Wounds.- Part III:  Anesthetic Management of the Aged Surgical Candidate: Preoperative Risk Stratification and Methods to Reduce Risk.- Anesthetic Implications of Chronic Medications.- The Pharmacology of Opioids.- Intravenous Hypnotic Anesthetics.- Inhalational Anesthetics.- Relaxants and Their Reversal Agents.- Management of Regional Anesthesia.- Fluid Management.- Pain Management.- Anesthesia Considerations for Geriatric Outpatients.- Part IV:  Anesthesia for Common Surgical Procedures in the Aged: Sedation and Monitoring.- Total Hip Replacement, Joint Replacement, and Hip Fracture.- Transurethral Prostatectomy Syndrome and Other Complications of Urological Procedures.- Thoracic Procedures.- Cardiac Procedures.- Vascular Procedures.- Abdominal Procedures

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:"The purpose is to fill a void in anesthesia education. . The book fulfills its objective admirably. Intended for resident and practicing anesthesiologists, the book will serve as a valuable tool for anyone providing anesthesia for elderly. The editors are authorities on anesthesia and geriatrics and the contributing authors are a diverse group of anesthesiology and surgery experts." (Zdravka Zafirova, Doody's Review Service, January 2008)"The book has 29 chapters and is divided into 4 parts . . many of my questions about geriatric anesthesia care were answered by this book. . Geriatric Anesthesiology is a good value and will serve the reader well. I anticipate that this timely text will be both fundamental and detailed enough for use by trainees and seasoned practitioners alike. It is the kind of textbook that rekindles my original enthusiasm for choosing anesthesiology as a career . ." (Alex Macario, JAMA, Vol. 299 (15), 2008)"Buy and read this second edition! . The second edition has four editors . . There are 29 chapters divided into four major parts. . this is an enjoyable book to read and ponder. . a very high 86% 'hit rate' has been achieved that is better than many textbooks." (Raymond C. Roy, Anesthesia and Analgesia, Vol. 107 (3), September, 2008)