Preoperative evaluation and prognosis after surgery in elderly patients

Michael Hosking, M. A. Warner

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Abstract

Elderly patients account for 21 percent of the total number of inpatient operative procedures. Increasing numbers of the elderly, as the most rapidly growing segment of the population, will be considered for surgery. It is therefore essential to fully understand the physiological changes that come with aging, such as diminished cardiovascular reserve and decrease in renal function, hepatic function, chest wall compliance, alveolar elasticity, and lung surface area, and their impact on the perioperative outcomes of elderly patients. Careful assessment of preoperative risk factors contributes to better perioperative results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-26
Number of pages8
JournalGeriatric Medicine Today
Volume9
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Operative Surgical Procedures
Elasticity
Thoracic Wall
Compliance
Inpatients
Kidney
Lung
Liver
Population

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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Preoperative evaluation and prognosis after surgery in elderly patients. / Hosking, Michael; Warner, M. A.

In: Geriatric Medicine Today, Vol. 9, No. 7, 01.01.1990, p. 19-26.

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