Regional Anaesthesia in the Elderly

  title={Regional Anaesthesia in the Elderly},
  author={Ban C. H. Tsui and Alese M Wagner and Brendan T Finucane},
  journal={Drugs \& Aging},
The number of elderly patients presenting for anaesthesia and surgery has increased exponentially in recent years. Regional anaesthesia is frequently used in elderly patients undergoing surgery. Although the type of anaesthesia (general versus regional anaesthesia) has no substantial effect on perioperative morbidity and mortality in any age group; it intuitively makes sense that elderly patients would benefit from regional anaesthesia because they remain minimally sedated throughout the… 

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