Postoperative cognitive dysfunction is independent of type of surgery and anesthetic.

@article{Evered2011PostoperativeCD,
  title={Postoperative cognitive dysfunction is independent of type of surgery and anesthetic.},
  author={Lisbeth A. Evered and David J. Scott and Brendan S. Silbert and Paul Maruff},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2011},
  volume={112 5},
  pages={1179-85}
}
BACKGROUND Postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) has been documented after cardiac and noncardiac surgery. The type of surgery and anesthetic has been assumed to be associated with the incidence but there are few prospective data comparing the incidence after different procedures. In this study, we sought to determine the association of the type of surgical procedure and anesthesia on the incidence of POCD after procedures involving light sedation, general anesthesia for noncardiac surgery… CONTINUE READING

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