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Adverse cognitive effects of general anaesthesia in young and elderly patients.
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PMID:  3559154     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
For many years, reports have appeared indicating cognitive deficits in elderly patients following anaesthesia. However, there is no general consensus of opinion concerning the putative relationship between these deficits and the anaesthetic process. In a prospective study, 85 patients undergoing elective surgery were assessed on a battery of standardized cognitive tests, 1 day before and 2 days after surgery. Analysis of results indicated that anaesthesia does produce post-operative cognitive deficits in both young and elderly patients, and a possible causative mechanism is discussed.
R J Smith; N M Roberts; R J Rodgers; S Bennett
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International clinical psychopharmacology     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0268-1315     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Clin Psychopharmacol     Publication Date:  1986 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-05-11     Completed Date:  1987-05-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8609061     Medline TA:  Int Clin Psychopharmacol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  253-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Anesthesia Recovery Period
Anesthesia, General / adverse effects*
Cognition Disorders / chemically induced*
Middle Aged
Postoperative Care
Preoperative Care
Prospective Studies
Psychological Tests
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