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Christopher Dodds, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK,Chandra Kumar, Senior Consultant in Anaesthesia, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore,Bernadette Veering, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands
Table of Contents
Basic Science 1. Introduction 2. Aging at a cellular level 3. The genetics of ageing 4. Stem cell science and ageing 5. Demography 6. Drug mechanisms 7. Scientific advances Ageing at a systems level 8. Neurological 9. Cardiovascular 10. Respiratory 11. Renal 12. Hepatic 13. Social changes 14. Cognitive aspects 15. Pain mechanisms Applied science and diseases of the elderly 16. CNS diseases 17. CVS diseases 18. Respiratory 19. Renal 20. Pre-operative assessment Specific clinical cases 21. Pre-hospital care 22. Trauma in the elderly 23. Intensive care medicine 24. Vascular surgery 25. Orthopaedic surgery 26. Cardiac surgery 27. Neurosurgery 28. Major abdominal surgery 29. Gynaecology surgery 30. Urological surgery 31. Pain management 32. Palliative care 33. Day surgery 34. Ophthalmic surgery 35. Frailty 36. Obesity Other important aspects 37. Training 38. Non-theatre environments - imaging/TC/EM 39. Heat balance 40. Infection 41. Medicolegal aspects 42. The future