Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume


Somchai Amornyotin

Siriraj Hospital


Geriatric Patients Geriatric Healthcare Elderly Anesthetic Consideration Sedation Complications Surgical Aspects Cognitive Dysfunction Geriatric Surgery Management Anesthesia

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Geriatrics is a specialty that focuses on the health care of the elderly as it aims to promote health by preventing and treating diseases and disabilities in older adults. The aged body is different physiologically from the younger adult body, and during old age, the decline of various organ systems is evident, and different combinations of diseases, health conditions, and disabilities can occur. The health needs of the elderly become more complex and may vary also.

This book intends to provide the readers with a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art in various aspects of geriatrics. This book will be a self-contained collection of scholarly papers targeting an audience of practicing researchers, academics, Ph.D. students and other scientists. The contents of the book will be written by multiple authors and edited by experts in the field.

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Date completed: June 8th 2020

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Deadline for full chapters: August 28th 2020

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Review results due: November 16th 2020

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Expected publication date: January 15th 2021

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Somchai Amornyotin

Siriraj Hospital

Dr. Somchai Amornyotin graduated at the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University in 1989. He became the staff of the Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand in 1996. Until 2004 he became the associate professor of the Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University. From 2005 until 2009 he was the chief of the Anesthesiology Division of Siriraj GI Endoscopy Center, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University. His first scientific paper was published in Thailand in 1999. He has practiced anesthesia for gastrointestinal endoscopy since 2002. He was the committee of Siriraj Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Center, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital in 2005. More than 50 of his articles have been published in Thai and international medical journals. Dr. Amornyotin is a member and committee of the Royal College of Anesthesiologists of Thailand, the Gastroenterological Association of Thailand and many scientific societies. He is the reviewer and editor of many international journals.

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