Geriatrics 3

Gynecology · Orthopaedics · Anesthesiology · Surgery · Otorhinolaryngology · Ophthalmology · Dermatology

  • Dieter Platt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIV
  2. Gynecology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. C. Lauritzen
      Pages 2-45
    3. L. J. Benedek-Jaszmann
      Pages 46-64
  3. Orthopaedics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. M. Devas
      Pages 66-99
  4. Anesthesiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. E. Rügheimer
      Pages 102-150
  5. Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. D. E. F. Tweedle, P. F. Schofield
      Pages 152-176
    3. J. K. Webb
      Pages 177-192
    4. A. Basso
      Pages 193-212
    5. H. C. Nohl-Oser
      Pages 229-268
  6. Otorhinolaryngology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. C. Beck
      Pages 270-296
  7. Ophthalmology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. H. Meythaler
      Pages 298-309
    3. M. Reim
      Pages 310-325
    4. J. W. Rohen, E. Lütjen-Drecoll
      Pages 326-351
    5. K. Green, E. A. Balazs, J. L. Denlinger
      Pages 352-372
    6. O. Hockwin, C. Ohrloff
      Pages 373-424
    7. R. A. Weale
      Pages 425-450
  8. Dermatology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 451-451
    2. Barbara A. Gilchrest
      Pages 452-464
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 465-484

About this book


Volume 3 of this series is concerned with geriatric aspects of surgical specialties: gynecology, orthopedics, general surgery, otorhinolaryn­ gology, and ophthalmology. Closely associated with these specialties is anesthesiology. Dermatology has an intermediate position between surgical and nonsurgical fields. The peculiarities of physiological and pathological aging of otgans and the consequences for diagnosis and therapy - presented in the first two volumes - are of great significance, especially for surgical special­ ties. There are a large number of pre-, intra-, and postoperative problems in multimorbid geriatric patients, e. g. , coronary insufficiency, brady­ arrhythmias, hypertonia, and hypotonia. While as recently as the tum of the century the age of 65 years was viewed as a contraindication for sur­ gery, today even older patients undergo operations on aortic aneurysms, bypass operations for coronary sclerosis, pulmonary resections, and abdominosacral resections of rectal carcinomas, for example. Pre­ requisite for successful surgery at an advanced age is good pre- and postoperative care of multimorbid patients. Physiological changes of the lungs with aging, the increased frequency in pneumonia and pulmonary just a few embolisms with age, and the decrease in receptors, to give examples, confront anesthetists with difficulties. The maxim "in old age a little less" is also applicable in this field. Only improved experimental gerontological research, possibly reaching even into anesthesia, will provide objective data for anesthesia in elderly patients. The skin is an organ that experiences characteristic qualitative and quantitative changes in old age.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Dieter Platt
    • 1
  1. 1.Direktor des Instituts für Gerontologie der Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg und der 2. Medizinischen Klinik Klinikum NürnbergNürnbergGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-68978-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-68976-5
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