Geriatric Trauma and Critical Care

  • Jay A. Yelon
  • Fred A. Luchette

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Impact of Aging on Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stephanie Gordy, Donald Trunkey
      Pages 3-9
    3. Jason P. Farrah, R. Shayn Martin, Michael C. Chang
      Pages 11-19
    4. Vicente H. Gracias, Marissa De Freese (Delgado)
      Pages 21-27
    5. Dirk C. Johnson, Lewis J. Kaplan
      Pages 29-35
    6. David G. Greenhalgh
      Pages 37-44
    7. Jeffrey A. Claridge, Aman Banerjee
      Pages 45-54
    8. Peter E. Fischer, Thomas G. DeLoughery, Martin A. Schreiber
      Pages 55-60
    9. Robert D. Barraco, Anne M. Yawman, Joshua Gish
      Pages 61-74
    10. Gary T. Marshall, Andrew B. Peitzman
      Pages 83-95
  3. Surgical Emergencies in the Elderly

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Michael F. Ditillo, Kimberly A. Davis
      Pages 99-107
    3. Ali Salim, Marko Bukur
      Pages 109-129
    4. Frederick Moore, Chasen A. Croft
      Pages 131-137
    5. Andrew H. Stephen, Charles A. Adams Jr., William G. Cioffi
      Pages 139-144
    6. Todd W. Costantini, Leslie M. Kobayashi, Raul Coimbra
      Pages 145-154
    7. Ronald M. Jou, David Spain
      Pages 155-159
    8. D. Dante Yeh, George Velmahos
      Pages 161-173
    9. Michael J. Sise
      Pages 175-196
    10. Matthew V. Benns, J. David Richardson
      Pages 197-211
  4. Traumatic Injury in the Elderly

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Patrick M. Reilly, Nicole J. Krumrei
      Pages 215-220
    3. Syed Nabeel Zafar, Edward E. Cornwell III, Wendy R. Greene
      Pages 221-224
    4. Cathy A. Maxwell, Erin L. Rader, William F. Fallon Jr.
      Pages 225-235
    5. Jack Wilberger, Diana J. Jho
      Pages 237-248
    6. Eileen M. Bulger
      Pages 249-253
    7. Robert K. Parker, David T. Harrington
      Pages 255-261
    8. Sharon M. Henry
      Pages 263-269
    9. Scott P. Ryan, Olivia Kates, Charles Cassidy
      Pages 271-288
    10. Nicholas Melo, Kenji Inaba, Demetrios Demetriades
      Pages 289-294
    11. Samantha L. Tarras, Lena M. Napolitano
      Pages 295-305
    12. Jay Menaker, Thomas M. Scalea
      Pages 307-312
  5. Critical Care Management of the Elderly Patient

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. Stephanie R. Goldberg, Ajai K. Malhotra
      Pages 315-322
    3. Sudha P. Jayaraman, Zara R. Cooper
      Pages 323-333
    4. Robert D. Barraco, Michael D. Pasquale, Ryan A. Lawless
      Pages 335-344
    5. Wendy L. Wahl, James T. Miller
      Pages 345-352
    6. Nancey Trevanian Tsai, Samir M. Fakhry
      Pages 353-365
    7. Karen J. Brasel, Travis P. Webb
      Pages 367-373
    8. Anastasia Kunac, Anne C. Mosenthal
      Pages 375-380
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 381-390

About this book


Geriatric Trauma and Critical Care provides a multidisciplinary overview of the assessment and management of the elderly patient presenting with surgical pathology. By utilizing current literature and evidence-based resources, the textbook elucidates the unique nature of caring for the elderly population. The structure of the volume provides the reader with an overview of the physiologic and psychological changes, as well as the impact on the healthcare system, associated with the aging process. Emphasis is placed on the impact of aging, pre-existing medical problems, effects of polypharmacy, advanced directives and end-of-life wishes on acute surgical problems, including trauma and surgical critical care. Special attention is given to the ethical implications of management of the aged.  The multidisciplinary contributors provide a unique point of view not common to surgical texts. The textbook is the definitive resource for practicing surgeons, emergency medicine physicians, intensivists, anesthesiologists, hospitalists, geriatricians, as well as surgical residents, nurses and therapists, all who care for elderly patients with surgical emergencies.


emergency care geriatrics trauma

Editors and affiliations

  • Jay A. Yelon
    • 1
  • Fred A. Luchette
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryLincoln Medical CenterBronxUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryStritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Medical CenterMaywoodUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-8500-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-8501-8
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