Intraoperative warming and post-operative cognitive dysfunction after total knee replacement.

@article{Salazar2011IntraoperativeWA,
  title={Intraoperative warming and post-operative cognitive dysfunction after total knee replacement.},
  author={F{\'a}tima Salazar and M Teresa Do{\~n}ate and Teresa Boget and Ana Bogdanovich and Miseric{\`o}rdia Basora and Fernanda Duarte Torres and Neus F{\'a}bregas},
  journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  year={2011},
  volume={55 2},
  pages={216-22}
}
BACKGROUND Post-operative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) can affect 30% of orthopedic surgery patients. We hypothesized that perioperative temperature has an impact on POCD. METHODS We included 150 patients over 65 years of age scheduled for total knee replacement under spinal anesthesia. They were randomized to receive standard care (sheet cover) or active warming. Neurocognitive assessment (11 subtests) was performed pre-operatively and at day 4 (three subtests) and 3 months (10 subtests). A… CONTINUE READING

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