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Postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) has a high prevalence in elderly patients after surgery and anesthesia.
Low pre-existing gray matter volume in the medial temporal lobe and white matter lesions are associated with postoperative cognitive dysfunction after cardiac surgery.
USA], Oct 22 ( ANI ): According to a new study, diabetes boosts risk of developing postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) especially in seniors.
Postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) is a term used to describe the cognitive impairment of memory, attention, concentration, and information processing occurring after surgery (1).
The study on late postoperative cognitive dysfunction, ISPOCD1, concluded unequivocally that anaesthesia and surgery produce long-term cognitive decline in elderly patients and that the risk increases with age, although it was unable to explain the pathophysiological causes and the anaesthetic or surgical events that may trigger this complication.
Also in support of this hypothesis, are the findings of a recent study that suggest inflammatory neuronal changes may be fundamental in the mechanism of postoperative cognitive dysfunction [4], The relationship between the choice of anesthesia and the occurrence of POCD has also been studied, and epidural anesthesia was Ibund to be safer and less likely to result in POCD than general anesthesia [5].
Can Valeriana officinalis root extract prevent early postoperative cognitive dysfunction after CABG surgery?
Regarding the study investigating valerian in preventing early postoperative cognitive dysfunction after CABG surgery, which of the following statements is correct:
Postoperative cognitive dysfunction, or POCD, could be associated with dementia several years later.
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