Effects of anaesthesia on some aspects of mental functioning of surgical patients.

@article{Flatt1984EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of anaesthesia on some aspects of mental functioning of surgical patients.},
  author={J R Flatt and Peter C. Birrell and A F Hobbes},
  journal={Anaesthesia and intensive care},
  year={1984},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={315-24}
}
Plastic surgery patients undergoing either local (LA) or general (GA) anaesthesia of at least forty-five minutes' duration and a non-patient control group were used to examine the extent and duration of deterioration in mental functioning following GA and the factors influencing such deterioration. Mental functioning was assessed by a battery of six tests administered one week before anaesthesia, four days after anaesthesia and six weeks after anaesthesia. Mental performance of GA patients but… CONTINUE READING