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Geriatrics and anesthesiology?

Discussion in 'Anesthesiology' started by flipcyde, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. flipcyde

    flipcyde New Member
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    Long time lurker here. Been interested in anesthesiology for a couple of years despite the issues that face the specialty. This post is for the veterans out there as well as the residents. I am a third year student in the middle of my medicine clerkship. I’ve been assigned to the geriatrics service for the next two weeks and will need to present a 5-10 minute topic of interest. Thought it would be interesting to talk about the perioperative care of the elderly. So I was wondering if I could pick your collective brains for a bit. What are some of the things you see on a daily basis that are unique to the geriatric population (besides the fact that they're generally a sicker bunch)? Thanks in advance for your help.
     
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  3. BLADEMDA

    BLADEMDA ASA Member
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    MY biggest concern is memory loss. Yes, the elderly have every problem known to man but currently ALL types of Anesthesia alter memory in the elderly.

    I usually choose Regional plus Propofol drip for sedation. Still, no data showing memory is preserved better with Regional. I like to get Grandpa home to Grandma with his faculties fully intact. Now, what was I saying again?:laugh:
     

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