Preoperative preparation of geriatric patients

Radmilo Jankovic, Angelina Bogicevic, Biljana Stosic, Anica Pavlovic, Anita Petrovic, Dejan Markovic, Cedomir Vucetic
2011 Acta chirurgica iugoslavica  
There is a continuous increase in the proportion of elderly patients undergoing surgical procedures. This review will concentrate on selected topics related to elderly care that represent current unresolved and relevant issues for the care of the elderly surgical patient including: aging related organ dysfunction, perioperative risk assessment of geriatrics patient, preoperative optimization and pharmacological support of elderly patient. Additionally, age as a clear risk factor for
more » ... tor for postoperative cognitive dysfunction is also discussed.
doi:10.2298/aci1102169j pmid:21879668 fatcat:ggg4j7uwhfhhpdl7tjrhh4aj6i