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Geriatric Trauma and Critical Care

  • Fred A. Luchette
  • Jay A. Yelon


  • Extensively illustrated with figures, illustrations and photos

  • The definitive resource for a wide scope of caregivers

  • Multidisciplinary contributors provide a unique point of view


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

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.


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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

About the editors

Fred Luchette, MD, FACS, FCCM


Department of Surgery

Loyola Medicine

Jay A. Yelon, DO


Northwell Health

Bibliographic information

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