Perioperative cognitive trajectory in adults.

  title={Perioperative cognitive trajectory in adults.},
  author={Molly R Nadelson and Robert D. Sanders and Michael S Avidan},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  volume={112 3},
Approximately a quarter of a billion people undergo surgery every year hoping that the operation will alleviate symptoms, cure diseases, and improve quality-of-life. A concern has arisen that, despite the benefits of surgery, elderly patients might suffer neurological injury from surgery and general anaesthesia leading to persistent cognitive decline. However, many studies of postoperative cognition have had methodological weaknesses, including lack of suitable control groups, dissociation of… CONTINUE READING
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