Geriatric anesthesia is a rapidly growing and evolving field and this is the major revision of a classic anesthesia reference. The last few years have seen significant advancements and important new modalities for addressing the needs of an aging population. The editors of this second edition are uniquely situated to put together a text highlighting both essential knowledge and recent breakthroughs of importance to all who work with the elderly. This edition easily maintains the high standard for quality scholarship and useful material set by the first.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 440
Weight: 1287 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 23 mm
Edition: 2nd ed. 2008
From the reviews of the second edition:
"The purpose is to fill a void in anesthesia education. ... The book fulfills its objective admirably. Intended for resident and practicing anesthesiologists, the book will serve as a valuable tool for anyone providing anesthesia for elderly. The editors are authorities on anesthesia and geriatrics and the contributing authors are a diverse group of anesthesiology and surgery experts." (Zdravka Zafirova, Doody's Review Service, January 2008)
"The book has 29 chapters and is divided into 4 parts ... . many of my questions about geriatric anesthesia care were answered by this book. ... Geriatric Anesthesiology is a good value and will serve the reader well. I anticipate that this timely text will be both fundamental and detailed enough for use by trainees and seasoned practitioners alike. It is the kind of textbook that rekindles my original enthusiasm for choosing anesthesiology as a career ... ." (Alex Macario, JAMA, Vol. 299 (15), 2008)
"Buy and read this second edition! ... The second edition has four editors ... . There are 29 chapters divided into four major parts. ... this is an enjoyable book to read and ponder. ... a very high 86% `hit rate' has been achieved that is better than many textbooks." (Raymond C. Roy, Anesthesia and Analgesia, Vol. 107 (3), September, 2008)
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