Analgesia & Resuscitation : Current ResearchISSN: 2324-903X

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Review Article, Analg Resusc Curr Res Vol: 6 Issue: 2

Anesthesia for Elderly Patients

Somchai Amornyotin*

Department of Anesthesiology and Siriraj GI Endoscopy Center, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

*Corresponding Author : Somchai Amornyotin
Department of Anesthesiology and Siriraj GI Endoscopy Center, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University,Bangkok, Thailand
Tel: +662-4197990 E-mail: [email protected]

Received: November 03, 2017 Accepted: November 22, 2017 Published: November 27, 2017

Citation: Amornyotin S (2017) Anesthesia for Elderly Patients. Analg Resusc: Curr Res 6:2. doi: 10.4172/2324-903X.1000149

Abstract

Development in anesthesia and operative techniques has considerably reduced morbidity and mortality in the elderly patients. Several anesthetic techniques have been used for elderly patients including general anesthesia, regional anesthesia, intravenous sedation and monitored anesthesia care. However, anesthesiarelated
mortality in these patients is still high. All elderly patients undergoing surgical procedures require a preprocedural evaluation to assess the risks of anesthesia and procedure and to manage problems related to the preexisting medical conditions, monitoring patients during intraprocedural and postprocedural periods as well as postprocedural management. This article considers the age-related physiological changes, preprocedure assessment and preparation, anesthetic techniques, intraoperative care and postoperative care.

Keywords: Anesthesia; Analgesia; Elderly

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