Postoperative cognitive impairment in the elderly. Choice of patient-controlled analgesia opioid.

@article{Herrick1996PostoperativeCI,
  title={Postoperative cognitive impairment in the elderly. Choice of patient-controlled analgesia opioid.},
  author={Ian A Herrick and Sugantha Ganapathy and W E Komar and Jennifer Kirkby and C A Moote and Wojciech Dobkowski and Michael Eliasziw},
  journal={Anaesthesia},
  year={1996},
  volume={51 4},
  pages={356-60}
}
This study evaluated the safety and cognitive impact of patient-controlled analgesia with fentanyl compared to patient-controlled analgesia with morphine among elderly postoperative patients. In addition, two screening tests for cognitive impairment, the Mini Mental Status Exam and the Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire, were compared. Ninety-six elderly patients were randomly allocated to receive patient-controlled analgesia with either fentanyl or morphine following hip or knee… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.
12 Citations
0 References
Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 12 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…