Geriatric Trauma and Critical Care

  • Fred A. Luchette
  • Jay A. Yelon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Martin D. Avery, R. Shayn Martin, Michael C. Chang
    Pages 9-16
  3. Joseph S. Hanna, Marissa DeFreese, Vicente H. Gracias
    Pages 17-26
  4. Randi Smith, Lewis J. Kaplan
    Pages 27-33
  5. Young Kim, Timothy A. Pritts
    Pages 35-43
  6. David G. Greenhalgh
    Pages 45-55
  7. Jeffrey A. Claridge, Brenda M. Zosa
    Pages 57-68
  8. Peter E. Fischer, Thomas G. DeLoughery, Gail Gesin, Martin A. Schreiber
    Pages 69-76
  9. Robert D. Barraco, Joseph J. Stirparo
    Pages 77-88
  10. Cynthia L. Talley, Andrew C. Bernard
    Pages 89-97
  11. Jason A. Luciano, Brian S. Zuckerbraun, Andrew B. Peitzman
    Pages 107-120
  12. Dirk C. Johnson, Kimberly A. Davis
    Pages 121-130
  13. Marko Bukur, Ali Salim
    Pages 131-151
  14. Chasen Croft, Frederick Moore
    Pages 153-159
  15. Andrew H. Stephen, Charles A. Adams Jr., William G. Cioffi
    Pages 161-168
  16. Leslie Kobayashi, Todd W. Costantini, Raul Coimbra
    Pages 169-179
  17. David A. Spain
    Pages 181-185
  18. D. Dante Yeh, George Velmahos
    Pages 187-200
  19. Michael J. Sise
    Pages 201-221
  20. Matthew Benns, J. David Richardson
    Pages 223-238
  21. Eric Campion, Lance Stuke
    Pages 239-246
  22. Steven R. Allen, Nicole Krumrei, Patrick M. Reilly
    Pages 247-253
  23. Jeffrey Nicastro
    Pages 255-260
  24. Michael D. Grossman
    Pages 261-271
  25. Jack Wilberger
    Pages 273-283
  26. Cherisse Berry, Rosemary Kozar
    Pages 291-296
  27. Sharon Henry, Jay A. Yelon
    Pages 297-303
  28. Scott Ryan, Lisa Ceglia, Charles Cassidy
    Pages 305-325
  29. Elizabeth Benjamin, Kenji Inaba, Demetrios Demetriades
    Pages 327-331
  30. Tina L. Palmieri
    Pages 333-337
  31. Tatyana Kemarskaya, Catherine M. Glew
    Pages 339-354
  32. Samantha L. Tarras, Lena M. Napolitano
    Pages 355-366
  33. Jay Menaker, Thomas M. Scalea
    Pages 367-373
  34. Brian K. Yorkgitis, Zara R. Cooper
    Pages 383-394
  35. Michael Pasquale, Robert D. Barraco
    Pages 395-404
  36. Jason P. Hecht, Wendy L. Wahl
    Pages 405-414
  37. Alice Gervasini
    Pages 415-422
  38. Bellal Joseph, Ahmed Hassan
    Pages 423-429
  39. Mary Condron, Karen Brasel
    Pages 431-441
  40. Christine S. Cocanour, Kathleen S. Romanowski
    Pages 443-451
  41. Scott Ryan, Lisa Ceglia, Charles Cassidy
    Pages E1-E1
  42. Back Matter
    Pages 453-464

About this book


With the expertise of an author panel of leading clinicians in the field of surgery, trauma, critical care and geriatrics the new edition of this text addresses the explosion in knowledge on the impact aging has on injury, acute illness and critical care management. The text covers the physiologic changes associated with aging, as well as the clinical assessment, stratification, and management of acute illness and injury. Furthermore, the new edition discusses the full spectrum of critical care management of the elderly.

Part I explores the impact of aging on health and the healthcare system. There will be detailed discussion on the physiologic effects of aging and the impact on clinical management. The management of common surgical emergencies in the elderly is addressed in Part II. Part III addresses the evaluation and management of trauma and injury. Finally, Part IV explores the specific challenges of critical care management, including end-of-life and ethics, in the geriatric population. Updated information, reflective of the expansive literature, is addressed in all sections. New to the second edition are chapters on prehospital care, burns, nursing concerns, and abdominal solid organ injury. Appropriate chapters will include case vignettes and clinical algorithms. All chapters include a bullet-point summary.

Geriatric Trauma and Critical Care, 2nd Edition will be of great value to trauma surgeons, acute care surgeons, critical care specialists, emergency medicine physicians, geriatricians, general surgeons, and trainees in surgery, critical care, and emergency medicine. Advanced practice nurses, critical care nurses, and physician assistants will also find this a useful and practical resource.


Acute Vascular Insufficiency Diverticulitis End-of-Life Care Epidemiology Injury Surgical Care in the Elderly

Editors and affiliations

  • Fred A. Luchette
    • 1
  • Jay A. Yelon
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryStritch School of Medicine Loyola University of Chicago Edward Hines, Jr. Veterans Administration Medical CenterMaywoodUSA
  2. 2.Professor of SurgeryHofstra School of Medicine Medical Director for Surgical and Perioperative Services, Southside Hospital/Northwell HealthBay ShoreUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-48685-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-48687-1
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology