Incidence of postoperative cognitive dysfunction after general or spinal anaesthesia for extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

@article{Silbert2014IncidenceOP,
  title={Incidence of postoperative cognitive dysfunction after general or spinal anaesthesia for extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.},
  author={Brendan S. Silbert and Lisbeth A. Evered and David Alexander Scott},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={2014},
  volume={113 5},
  pages={784-91}
}
BACKGROUND Since general anaesthesia invariably accompanies surgery, the contribution of each to the development of postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) has been difficult to identify. METHODS A prospective randomized controlled trial was undertaken in elderly patients undergoing extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL). Between 2005 and 2011, 2706 individuals were screened to recruit 100 eligible patients. Patients were randomly assigned to receive general or spinal anaesthesia… CONTINUE READING

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