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Anesthesiol Clin. 2015 Sep;33(3):471-80. doi: 10.1016/j.anclin.2015.05.005. Epub 2015 Jul 7.

Preoperative Assessment of Geriatric Patients.

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1
Department of Anesthesiology, Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington Street, Box 298, Boston, MA 02111, USA.
2
Department of Anesthesiology, Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington Street, Box 298, Boston, MA 02111, USA. Electronic address: atsai@tuftsmedicalcenter.org.

Abstract

The preoperative assessment of geriatric patients provides an excellent opportunity to evaluate the patient for perioperative risk factors such as frailty, functional status, nutritional status, cardiovascular and pulmonary status, and substance dependence. It also provides an overall clinical picture on which health care providers can base a framework to reduce these risk factors.

KEYWORDS:

Cardiovascular risk; Frailty; Geriatric; Medication history; Nutritional status; Preoperative; Pulmonary risk and complications

PMID:
26315632
DOI:
10.1016/j.anclin.2015.05.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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