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Title Geriatric trauma and critical care / Jay A. Yelon, Fred A. Luchette, editors
Published New York : Springer Verlag 2014
Table of Contents
pt. I Impact of Aging on Health 
1.Changing Demographics of the American Population / Donald Trunkey3
2.Cardiovascular Physiology / Michael C. Chang11
3.Pulmonary Anatomy / Marissa De Freese (Delgado)21
4.Renal Function in the Elderly / Lewis J. Kaplan29
5.Skin, Soft Tissue, and Wound Healing in the Elderly / David G. Greenhalgh37
6.Immunologic / Aman Banerjee45
7.Hematologic Changes with Aging / Martin A. Schreiber55
8.Geriatric Psychology and the Injured Elderly / Joshua Gish61
9.Health-Care Economics and the Impact of Aging on Rising Health-Care Costs / Sasha D. Adams75
10.Operative Risk Stratification / Andrew B. Peitzman83
pt. II Surgical Emergencies in the Elderly 
11.Appendicitis / Kimberly A. Davis99
12.Biliary / Marko Bukur109
13.Diverticulitis / Chasen A. Croft131
14.Intestinal Obstruction / William G. Cioffi139
15.Intestinal Hemorrhage in the Elderly / Raul Coimbra145
16.Acute Abdomen / David Spain155
17.Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections / George Velmahos161
18.Acute Vascular Insufficiency in the Elderly / Michael J. Sise175
19.Thoracic Diseases in the Elderly / J. David Richardson197
pt. III Traumatic Injury in the Elderly 
20.Epidemiology of Injury in the Elderly / Nicole J. Krumrei215
21.Geriatric Trauma and Injury Prevention / Wendy R. Greene221
22.Outcomes for Surgical Care in the Elderly / William F. Fallon Jr.225
23.Geriatric Neurotrauma / Diana J. Jho237
24.Chest Wall Injury / Eileen M. Bulger249
25.Thoracic / David T. Harrington255
26.Pelvic Fracture / Sharon M. Henry263
27.Extremity Injury / Charles Cassidy271
28.Penetrating Injury in the Elderly / Demetrios Demetriades289
29.Critical Care Epidemiology and Outcomes/Resource Use in the Elderly / Lena M. Napolitano295
30.Cardiovascular/Invasive Monitoring / Thomas M. Scalea307
pt. IV Critical Care Management of the Elderly Patient 
31.Pulmonary Critical Care and Mechanical Ventilation / Ajai K. Malhotra315
32.Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) / Zara R. Cooper323
33.Nutrition Support / Ryan A. Lawless335
34.Pharmacology / James T. Miller345
35.Rehabilitation Concerns in Geriatric Trauma / Samir M. Fakhry353
36.End-of-Life Care / Travis P. Webb367
37.Ethics in Geriatric Trauma / Anne C. Mosenthal375
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Contents SECTION I: IMPACT OF AGING ON HEALTH -- 1. Changing Demographics of the American Population -- 2. Cardiovascular Physiology -- 3. Pulmonary Artery -- 4. Renal Function in the Elderly -- 5. Skin, Soft Tissue, and Wound Healing in the Elderly -- 6. Immunologic -- 7. Hematological Changes with Aging -- 8. Geriatric Psychology and the Injured Elderly -- 9. Health Care Economics and the Impact of Aging on Rising Health Care Costs -- 10. Operative Risk Stratification -- SECTION II: SURGICAL EMERGENCIES IN THE ELDERLY -- 11. Appendicitis -- 12. Biliary -- 13. Diverticulitis -- 14. Intestinal Obstruction -- 15. Intestinal Hemorrhage in the Elderly -- 16. Acute Abdomen -- 17. Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections -- 18. Acute Vascular Insufficiency in the Elderly -- 19. Thoracic Diseases in the Elderly -- SECTION III: TRAUMATIC INJURY IN THE ELDERLY -- 20. Epidemiology of Injury in the Elderly -- 21. Geriatric Trauma and Injury Prevention -- 22. Outcomes for Surgical Care in the Elderly -- 23. Geriatric Neurotrauma -- 24. Chest Wall Injury -- 25. Thoracic -- 26. Pelvic Fracture -- 27. Extremity Injury -- 28. Penetrating Injury in the Elderly -- 29. Critical Care Epidemiology and Outcomes/Resource Use in the Elderly -- 30. Cardiovascular/Invasive Monitoring -- SECTION IV: CRITICAL CARE MANAGEMENT OF THE ELDERLY PATIENT -- 31. Pulmonary Critical Care and Mechanical Ventilation -- 32. Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) -- 33. Nutrition Support -- 34. Pharmacology -- 35. Rehabilitation Concerns in Geriatric Trauma -- 36. End-of-Life Care -- 37. Ethics in Geriatric Trauma
Summary Geriatric Trauma and Critical Care provides a multidisciplinary overview of the assessment and management of the elderly patient presenting with surgical pathology. By utilizing current literature and evidence-based resources, the textbook elucidates the unique nature of caring for the elderly population. The structure of the volume provides the reader with an overview of the physiologic and psychological changes, as well as the impact on the healthcare system, associated with the aging process. Emphasis is placed on the impact of aging, pre-existing medical problems, effects of polypharmacy, advanced directives and end-of-life wishes on acute surgical problems, including trauma and surgical critical care. Special attention is given to the ethical implications of management of the aged. The multidisciplinary contributors provide a unique point of view not common to surgical texts. The textbook is the definitive resource for practicing surgeons, emergency medicine physicians, intensivists, anesthesiologists, hospitalists, geriatricians, as well as surgical residents, nurses and therapists, all who care for elderly patients with surgical emergencies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Wounds and injuries -- Nursing.
Geriatric nursing.
Age Factors.
Aging -- physiology.
Critical Care -- methods.
Wounds and Injuries -- surgery.
Form Electronic book
Author Yelon, Jay A., editor
Luchette, Frederick A., editor
ISBN 9781461485018 (electronic bk.)
1461485010 (electronic bk.)
(electronic bk.)