© 2008

Geriatric Anesthesiology

  • Jeffrey H. Silverstein
  • G. Alec Rooke
  • J. G. Reves
  • Charles H. McLeskey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction to Clinical Geriatrics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jeffrey H. Silverstein
      Pages 3-14
    3. Maria F. Galati, Roger D. London
      Pages 15-28
    4. Stanley Muravchick
      Pages 29-37
    5. Paul J. Hoehner
      Pages 38-57
    6. Christopher J. Jankowski, David J. Cook
      Pages 66-93
  3. Cardinal Manifestations of Aging and Disease in the Elderly

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Daniel I. Sessler
      Pages 107-122
    3. Deborah J. Culley, Terri G. Monk, Gregory Crosby
      Pages 123-136
    4. Thomas J. Ebert, G. Alec Rooke
      Pages 137-148
    5. Rodrigo Cartin-Ceba, Juraj Sprung, Ognjen Gajic, David O. Warner
      Pages 149-164
    6. Andrew M. Hanflik, Michael S. Golinko, Melissa Doft, Charles Cain, Anna Flattau, Harold Brem
      Pages 165-178
  4. Anesthetic Management of the Aged Surgical Candidate

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Linda L. Liu, Jacqueline M. Leung
      Pages 181-196
    3. Tamas A. Szabo, R. David Warters
      Pages 197-208
    4. Steven L. Shafer, Pamela Flood
      Pages 209-228
    5. Matthew D. McEvoy, J. G. Reves
      Pages 229-245

About this book


Geriatric Anesthesiology highlights both essential knowledge and recent breakthroughs of importance in the field. This completely updated second edition, edited by leaders in this rapidly growing field, is a major revision of the classic anesthesia text. Geriatric Anesthesiology will deepen understanding of anesthetic management of the geriatric patient.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jeffrey H. Silverstein
    • 1
  • G. Alec Rooke
    • 2
    • 3
  • J. G. Reves
    • 4
  • Charles H. McLeskey
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology, Surgery, and Geriatrics and Adult Development Mount Sinai School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of Washington and the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care SystemSeattle
  3. 3.Harvard Medical School Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBostonUSA
  4. 4.College of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology/College of MedicineMedical University of South CarolinaCharlestonUSA
  5. 5.Salt Lake CityUSA

About the editors

Jeffrey H. Silverstein, MD, is Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Surgery, and Geriatrics and Adult Development at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. G. Alex Rooke, MD, PhD, is Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Washington and the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System. J.G. Reves, MD, is Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean, College of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Medical University of South Carolina. Charles H. McLeskey, MD, is in private practice in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Geriatric Anesthesiology
  • Editors Jeffrey Silverstein
    Alec Rooke
    J. G. Reves
    Charles H. McLeskey
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-72526-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4419-7087-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-72527-7
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XVI, 440
  • Number of Illustrations 141 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Originally published by Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, 1996
  • Topics Anesthesiology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


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)