Long-term cognitive and social sequelae of general versus regional anesthesia during arthroplasty in the elderly.

@article{Nielson1990LongtermCA,
  title={Long-term cognitive and social sequelae of general versus regional anesthesia during arthroplasty in the elderly.},
  author={Warren R. Nielson and Adrian W. Gelb and Jeanne E Casey and F J Penny and Richard N Merchant and Pirjo H Manninen},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={1990},
  volume={73 6},
  pages={1103-9}
}
This study compared the effects of general and regional anesthesia on cognitive and psychosocial functioning in elderly persons. Sixty-four patients between 60 and 86 yr of age undergoing knee arthroplasty were randomly assigned to receive either general or regional anesthesia. A battery of psychometric tests, including the Satz-Mogel form of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised, the Wechsler Memory Scale-Revised and the Sickness Impact Profile, and various neuropsychological measures… CONTINUE READING

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