Postoperative analgesia in elderly patients.

  title={Postoperative analgesia in elderly patients.},
  author={Elisabeth Falzone and Cl{\'e}ment Hoffmann and Hawa Keita},
  journal={Drugs & aging},
  volume={30 2},
Elderly people represent the fastest-growing segment of our society and undergo surgery more frequently than other age groups. Effective postoperative analgesia is essential in these patients because inadequate pain control after surgery is associated with adverse outcomes in elderly patients. However, management of postoperative pain in older patients may be complicated by a number of factors, including a higher risk of age- and disease-related changes in physiology and disease-drug and drug… CONTINUE READING

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