An operation under general anesthesia as a risk factor for age-related cognitive decline: results from a large cross-sectional population study.

@article{Dijkstra1998AnOU,
  title={An operation under general anesthesia as a risk factor for age-related cognitive decline: results from a large cross-sectional population study.},
  author={Jeanette B. Dijkstra and Martin van Boxtel and Peter J. Houx and Jelle Jolles},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={1998},
  volume={46 10},
  pages={
          1258-65
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the factor 'operation under general anesthesia' as a possible risk factor for age-related cognitive decline. DESIGN A retrospective, population-based, cross-sectional study. SETTING Maastricht Aging Study (MAAS), Maastricht, The Netherlands. PARTICIPANTS 1257 normal healthy subjects aged 24 to 86 years. Of the 1257 healthy subjects, 946 subjects appeared to have undergone at least one operation under general anesthesia. MEASUREMENTS The history of an operation… CONTINUE READING
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