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Anaesthetic considerations in the elderly 

Anaesthetic considerations in the elderly
Anaesthetic considerations in the elderly

Chris Dodds

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date: 18 January 2021

Introduction 186

Background 186

Changes in the elderly 188

General anaesthetic aspects 192

Conclusion 196

Key reading 196

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