Influences of the aging process on acute perioperative pain management in elderly and cognitively impaired patients.

@article{Halaszynski2013InfluencesOT,
  title={Influences of the aging process on acute perioperative pain management in elderly and cognitively impaired patients.},
  author={Thomas M Halaszynski},
  journal={The Ochsner journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={228-47}
}
BACKGROUND The aging process results in physiological deterioration and compromise along with a reduction in the reserve capacity of the human body. Because of the reduced reserves of mammalian organ systems, perioperative stressors may result in compromise of physiologic function or clinical evidence of organ insult secondary to surgery and anesthesia. The purpose of this review is to present evidence-based indications and best practice techniques for perioperative pain management in elderly… CONTINUE READING

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