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Indian Journal of Clinical Anaesthesia


Strategies to prevent post operative cognitive dysfunction


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Author Details : Pallavi Ahluwalia*

Volume : 6, Issue : 3, Year : 2019

Article Page : 310-311


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Abstract

Post operative cognitive dysfunction is a new cognitive impairment, arising after a surgical procedure or anaesthesia. It occurs in elderly patients following anaesthesia and surgery and is a significant source of short and long term morbidity and mortality, longer duration of hospital stays and increased cost of care. Meticulous surgical and anaesthesia techniques are important for prevention.

Keywords: Post operative delirium, Dementia.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijca.2019.059

How to cite : Ahluwalia P, Strategies to prevent post operative cognitive dysfunction. Indian J Clin Anaesth 2019;6(3):310-311

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