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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.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMinerva Anestesiologica
Volume76
Issue number9
Pages (from-to)745-52
Number of pages8
ISSN0375-9393
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2010

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