[Cognitive dysfunction after abdominal surgery in elderly patients].

  title={[Cognitive dysfunction after abdominal surgery in elderly patients].},
  author={Sandra Verena M{\"u}ller and Norman Krause and Matthieu Schmidt and Thomas F. M{\"u}nte and Sinikka M{\"u}nte},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Gerontologie und Geriatrie},
  volume={37 6},
Elderly patients often suffer from postoperative cognitive deficits (POCD) after serious surgical operations. The reasons for this are not well understood. We investigated the influence of the invasiveness of the operation and the duration of the operation as well as the patient's preoperative physical status on measures of cognitive dysfunction. In a prospective study 59 elderly patients (mean age 69.2 years) were subjected to a neuropsychological test battery and a questionnaire following an… CONTINUE READING