Oxford Textbook of Anaesthesia for the Elderly Patient by Christopher DoddsOxford Textbook of Anaesthesia for the Elderly Patient by Christopher Dodds

Oxford Textbook of Anaesthesia for the Elderly Patient

EditorChristopher Dodds, Chandra Kumar, Bernadette Veering

Hardcover | April 27, 2014

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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 ofanaesthesia 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 groundingin this growing and demanding area of anaesthetic practice.
Christopher Dodds is with James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK. Chandra Kumar is Senior Consultant in Anaesthesia at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital in Singapore. Bernadette Veering is with Leiden University Medical Center in The Netherlands.
Title:Oxford Textbook of Anaesthesia for the Elderly PatientFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 10.87 × 8.62 × 0 inPublished:April 27, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199604991

ISBN - 13:9780199604999


Table of Contents

Basic Science1. Introduction2. Aging at a cellular level3. The genetics of ageing4. Stem cell science and ageing5. Demography6. Drug mechanisms7. Scientific advancesAgeing at a systems level8. Neurological9. Cardiovascular10. Respiratory11. Renal12. Hepatic13. Social changes14. Cognitive aspects15. Pain mechanismsApplied science and diseases of the elderly16. CNS diseases17. CVS diseases18. Respiratory19. Renal20. Pre-operative assessmentSpecific clinical cases21. Pre-hospital care22. Trauma in the elderly23. Intensive care medicine24. Vascular surgery25. Orthopaedic surgery26. Cardiac surgery27. Neurosurgery28. Major abdominal surgery29. Gynaecology surgery30. Urological surgery31. Pain management32. Palliative care33. Day surgery34. Ophthalmic surgery35. Frailty36. ObesityOther important aspects37. Training38. Non-theatre environments - imaging/TC/EM39. Heat balance40. Infection41. Medicolegal aspects42. The future