Geriatric trauma

Joanne Williams, Calvin Johnson, Sharon Ashley, William C. Wilson

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Abstract

Resuscitation of the geriatric patient requires special knowledge of the anatomic and physiologic changes that occur with aging. Due to these alterations, the elderly often present with a different constellation of injuries than their younger counterparts. A paucity of prospective randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating elderly trauma care continues to plague management decisions. However, the elderly comprise an increasing percentage of the population in industrialized societies, and their contribution to the total number of trauma patients also continues to rise (1). Due to these considerations, increased attention needs to be spent on the elderly in regards to research and clinical care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTrauma
Subtitle of host publicationEmergency Resuscitation, Perioperative Anesthesia, Surgical Management
PublisherCRC Press
Pages729-746
Number of pages18
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)9781420052442
ISBN (Print)9780824729196
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

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Williams, J., Johnson, C., Ashley, S., & Wilson, W. C. (2007). Geriatric trauma. In Trauma: Emergency Resuscitation, Perioperative Anesthesia, Surgical Management (Vol. 1, pp. 729-746). CRC Press.