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Abstract

Due to the aging population, the number of elderly patients taking advantage of healthcare services is increasing. A general physical decline of all organ systems and a high frequency of chronic disease accompanying aging.Comorbidity and polypharmacy are therefore common in the elderly. Hence, the administration of general anesthesia to the elderly can be a very challenging task. This paper aims to highlight some of the important issues presented to the elderly undergoing surgery and to suggest some strategies for management.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftMinerva Anestesiologica
Vol/bind76
Udgave nummer9
Sider (fra-til)745-52
Antal sider8
ISSN0375-9393
StatusUdgivet - sep. 2010

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