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

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
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-8500-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-8501-8
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