This incisive reference systematically reviews the diagnosis and treatment of common surgical and medical emergencies in elderly patients-thoroughly examining surgical interventions, drug therapies and drug prescribing protocols, life-threatening drug reactions, ethical issues, and methods of profiling patients for nursing care. Evaluates disease states and gauges optimal responses to each, supporting recommendations with valuable case studies.Written by over 40 distinguished medical experts, Acute Emergencies and Critical Care of the Geriatric Patientdescribes ideal patient-physician relationships in critical care settings highlights emergency management of myocardial infarction and cardiogenic pulmonary edema illuminates ethical questions surrounding confidentiality, informed consent, surrogate decision making, and patient comfort assesses special pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic conditions in geriatric patients provides vital information on stroke, seizures, and spinal cord compression investigates critical complications caused by pneumonia, meningitis, and endocarditis explores acute lung disorders such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, central nervous system dysfunction, and abnormal control of ventilation clarifies preoperative procedures for emergency surgery reviews anesthesia strategies for pulmonary, cardiovascular, renal, hepatic, and neurological conditions in the elderly and more!Including over 1000 references, tables, and illustrations, Acute Emergencies and Critical Care of the Geriatric Patient is an indispensable resource for geriatricians, primary care physicians, internists, emergency medicine physicians, intensivists, hosptialists, surgeons, anesthesiologists, orthopedists, cardiologists, psychiatrists, neurologists, and internists/residents in these disciplines, as well as nurses, pharmacists, and medical students.

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