Effects of anaesthesia on mental performance in the elderly.

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It has been known for a long time that mental impairment may occur in elderly patients following surgery and this has been attributed to anaesthesia. However, until recently, little systematic research has been carried out in this area. One problem has been that many factors apart from anaesthesia influence the mental function of elderly surgical patients… (More)

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@article{Carter1989EffectsOA, title={Effects of anaesthesia on mental performance in the elderly.}, author={Madeline Carter}, journal={Nursing times}, year={1989}, volume={85 4}, pages={40-2} }