Effects of anesthesia in elective surgery on the memory of the elderly.

@article{Berant1995EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of anesthesia in elective surgery on the memory of the elderly.},
  author={A Berant and Victor Kaufman and Arthur Leibovitz and Beni Habot and Mois Bahar},
  journal={Archives of gerontology and geriatrics},
  year={1995},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={205-13}
}
The effects of anesthesia in elective operations on the cognitive functioning of the elderly, was examined in 88 patients aged 60-90 years. These patients were assessed pre-operatively and at a week and three months post-operatively. Forty patients (44.5%) received general anesthesia and 48 (54.5%) received regional anesthesia. The results show no significant difference between the two anesthetic methods. Differences were noted in remote memory index between the three examination time periods… CONTINUE READING