Geriatric Anesthesia: A Practical Guide

Female Geriatric Patients

Author(s): Andrea Villa, Anil Bhatnagar and Bharathi Gourkanti *

Pp: 324-339 (16)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815238877124010021

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Men and women are created equal, but there are some biological differences between the two sexes that should be considered in the perioperative period to provide safe and equitable care. This chapter highlights specific anatomical differences between men and women and discusses conditions by system that are more prevalent among female geriatric patients. Plus, it briefly discusses particular sex differences in the pharmacokinetics of some drugs.

Keywords: Cardiovascular, Common female surgical procedures, Musculoskeletal, Neurological, Psychiatric, Pulmonary.

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