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Intraoperative Problems and Management in Geriatric Trauma Patients

Volume 6 - Issue 5

Iztok Potocnik* and Vesna Novak-Jankovic

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    • Clinical Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Slovenia

    *Corresponding author: Iztok Potocnik, Clinical Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Slovenia

Received: June 10, 2018;   Published: July 16, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.06.001413

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Abstract

Modern society is characterized as having an ever-enlarging population of older adults. There are more elderly patients, and the average age of this group is increasing. The anaesthetic management of surgery for the elderly trauma victim is more complicated than in younger adults. Evaluation of the physiologic status of the geriatric patient should take into account the variability of the changes associated with advancing age. Care of the injured elderly patient requires thorough preoperative assessment and planning and the involvement of a multidisciplinary clinical team knowledgeable about and interested in the management of the elderly surgical patient.

Abstract| Introduction| Definition| Aging| Functional Reserve| Intraoperative Anaesthetic Management| Neuraxial Anaesthestic Techniques| Peripheral Nerve Blocks| Summary| References|