POCD


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AcronymDefinition
POCDPlan of Conservation and Development (Connecticut)
POCDPostoperative Cognitive Dysfunction
POCDPoint of Care Diagnostics (New South Wales, Australia)
POCDProcess Operational Concept Document
POCDProof of Concept Demonstration
POCDPrint On Customer Demand
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Penehyclidine hydrochloride administration during anesthesia may increase the incidence of POCD in elderly patients in a dose-dependent manner (Mini-Mental State Examination [MMSE] score, 72 h after surgery).
The relationship between experiencing POD and POCD and developing dementia in later life is becoming clearer.
POCD is a major form of cognitive disturbance that can occur after anesthesia and surgery, but little is known about its potential risk factors.
In this study, we compared the influence of two different anesthetic and analgesic methods on POCD of elderly patients who underwent non-cardiac surgery.
Previous POCD studies focused on cardiac surgery because, until recently, cognitive impairment after cardiac surgery was considered to result from physiological disturbances associated with the cardiopulmonary bypass technique.
This is a form of POCD that can strike as much as 50% of older patients having heart surgery or hip replacement.
The good news is that the majority of patients with POCD begin to improve within a month after leaving the hospital and return to their previous level of cognitive function within several months.
As far as POCD is concerned, at present there is controversy as to whether it exists as a discrete entity, let alone whether anaesthesia has a part to play in its pathogenesis, or whether the choice of anaesthetic agent or technique influences its incidence.
The review found that the most common symptoms of POCD are memory loss and lack of concentration, which are often--but not exclusively--associated with cardiac and hip-replacement surgery.
A previous study proposed that general anesthetics play a causal role in POCD because the duration of anesthesia positively correlates with the incidence of POCD in patients.
Postoperative cognitive dysfunction, or POCD, could be associated with dementia several years later.
The medical name for this type of memory loss is POCD (postoperative cognitive dysfunction).