Opinion

Anesthesia and Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction

Phillip Vlisides , Zhongcong Xie
Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.
J Anesth Perioper Med 2014; 1(1): 60- 62 . Published on Sep 16, 2014 . doi:10.24015/JAPM.2014.0010
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Abstract

As outlined in this commentary, paramount goals in the field of perioperative medicine should be to (1) discover the extent to which surgical and anesthetic factors contribute to POCD in the clinical setting, and (2) develop systematic, concerted efforts to address and reduce the effects of any perioperative factors that may exacerbate POCD.

 

 

Citation: Phillip Vlisides, Zhongcong Xie. Anesthesia and Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction. J Anesth Perioper Med 2014; 1: 60-2. doi: 10.24015/JAPM.2014.0010

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