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Management of Regional Anesthesia

  • Bernadette Veering

Abstract

There has been a dramatic increase in the elderly population throughout the past century. In one century, the number of persons aged 65 years or older has increased three times. Patients aged 85 and older are the most rapidly growing age group. By 2030, up to 20% of Western populations will be more than 65 years of age.1 This situation has led to a progressive increase in the number of surgical interventions in elderly people. It has been estimated that more than half of the population older than 65 years will require surgical intervention at least once during the remainder of their lives.2

Keywords

Spinal Anesthesia Epidural Analgesia Regional Anesthesia Epidural Anesthesia Motor Block 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernadette Veering
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  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyLeiden University Medical CenterLeidenThe Netherlands

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