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Ageing and hepatic function

James M. Prentis and Chris. P. Snowden.

in Oxford Textbook of Anaesthesia for the Elderly Patient

March 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Geriatric Medicine. 6079 words.

This chapter reviews the relevant anatomy and physiology of the liver and then describes the changes with ageing and the impact this has on susceptibility to liver disease. Gross changes...

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Ageing at cellular level

Anand Prakash and Kailash Krishnan.

in Oxford Textbook of Anaesthesia for the Elderly Patient

March 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Geriatric Medicine. 3792 words.

This chapter briefly summarizes the current understanding of the complex processes involved in ageing. It includes possible genetic factors, such as teleomeric shortening, codon...

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Ageing at system level: neurological ageing

Anand Prakash and Kailash Krishnan.

in Oxford Textbook of Anaesthesia for the Elderly Patient

March 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Geriatric Medicine. 3427 words.

This chapter summarizes the changes that occur in the central nervous system with ageing. Neuronal cell loss occurs progressively, especially in the grey matter, in many areas although the...

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Anaesthesia for major abdominal surgery in the elderly

Chris Dodds, Chandra M. Kumar and Frédérique Servin.

in Anaesthesia for the Elderly Patient

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Geriatric Medicine. 4282 words.

Major abdominal surgery and laparotomy are common procedures that are associated with a high risk of mortality and morbidity, especially in the elderly. Outcomes can be improved by formal...

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Anaesthesia for non-theatre environments

Chris Dodds, Chandra M. Kumar and Frédérique Servin.

in Anaesthesia for the Elderly Patient

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Geriatric Medicine. 4005 words.

This chapter reviews the challenges in providing safe anaesthesia outside of the operating theatre complex and the particular risks this may pose to the elderly. Generic issues with remote...

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Anaesthesia for orthopaedic surgery in the elderly

Chris Dodds, Chandra M. Kumar and Frédérique Servin.

in Anaesthesia for the Elderly Patient

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Geriatric Medicine. 4930 words.

Arthritis and falls are common in the elderly and hence lead to major bone and joint surgery. Elderly patients may suffer from significant cardiorespiratory, renal, and neurologic...

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Anaesthesia for the Elderly Patient

Chris Dodds, Chandra M. Kumar and Frédérique Servin.

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Geriatric Medicine. 180 pages.

This book provides a timely and authoritative synopsis of the current state of anaesthesia and the elderly patient at a time when the challenge of caring for the growing numbers of elderly...

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Anaesthesia for urological surgery in the elderly

Ian Whitehead and John Hughes.

in Oxford Textbook of Anaesthesia for the Elderly Patient

March 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Geriatric Medicine. 4720 words.

This chapter reviews the common urological conditions and their treatment in the elderly. After a brief review of key issues common in these procedures, such as renal function, temperature,...

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Anaesthesia in the elderly obese

Samuel R. Grodofsky and Ashish C. Sinha.

in Oxford Textbook of Anaesthesia for the Elderly Patient

March 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Geriatric Medicine. 8796 words.

This chapter reviews the challenges of caring for the elderly obese patient. The changes in fat deposition in the elderly are discussed before a review of the metabolic syndrome. Airway...

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Anaesthetic pharmacology in the elderly

Chris Dodds, Chandra M. Kumar and Frédérique Servin.

in Anaesthesia for the Elderly Patient

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Geriatric Medicine. 4884 words.

The importance of the changes and variability in pharmacology with ageing and the risks these pose in the elderly are emphasized. Detailed descriptions are given of the pharmacokinetic...

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