Research Priorities in Geriatric Anesthesiology

  • Christopher J. Jankowski
  • David J. Cook


The implications of an aging population on the practice of anesthesiology are profound. Normal aging results in diminished functional reserve across organ systems. These normal physiologic changes and age-related disease combine to limit the ability of the elderly to tolerate the stress of the perioperative period. Thus, geriatric issues affect every aspect of the care provided by the anesthesiologist.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher J. Jankowski
    • 1
  • David J. Cook
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyMayo Clinic College of MedicineRochesterUSA

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