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The effect of carotid endarterectomy on mental functioning.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6276069     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In order to ascertain the effect of carotid endarterectomy on mental functioning, carotid endarterectomy patients suffering from transient ischemic attacks (TIA) were compared preoperatively and postoperatively with cholecystectomy patients. Preoperatively, a tendency toward poorer verbal memory and greater well-being is found in carotid endarterectomy patients. Postoperatively, the overall mental functioning of the carotid endarterectomy patients is not significantly improved, though verbal fluency does show improvement. The well-being of both groups is significantly greater following operation. The complaints of the carotid endarterectomy patients during the (last) TIA had already diminished before operation and after operation remained practically on the same level. Preoperatively and postoperatively, no clear connection exists between mental functioning and age of patients in this experiment, not between mental functioning and the side of the operation. Finally, in the case of 5 patients, no long-term (4.5 months) effect of carotid endarterectomy could be indicated.
Authors:
S Boeke
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical neurology and neurosurgery     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0303-8467     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Neurol Neurosurg     Publication Date:  1981  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-04-12     Completed Date:  1982-04-12     Revised Date:  2009-10-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502039     Medline TA:  Clin Neurol Neurosurg     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  209-17     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Aging
Analysis of Variance
Carotid Arteries / surgery*
Cholecystectomy
Endarterectomy*
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Male
Mental Processes / physiology*
Middle Aged
Psychological Tests

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