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Postoperative Cognitive Trajectory

Robert D. Sanders, Mervyn Maze, Alex S. Evers and Michael S. Avidan

in Neurologic Outcomes of Surgery and Anesthesia

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Published in print May 2013 | ISBN: 9780199895724
Published online September 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199352951 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199895724.003.0003
Postoperative Cognitive Trajectory

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Chapter 3 sifts through the evidence and address whether there is a vulnerable subgroup of patients who might be afflicted by long-lasting cognitive decline and, conversely, whether some patients may exhibit a postoperative cognitive improvement (POCI). From the outset it is necessary to qualify, especially for readers unfamiliar with the evidence and the controversies in this field, that the published literature can be interpreted in various ways; currently there is a range of views surrounding the clinical relevance of persistent POCD.

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Subjects: Medical Statistics and Methodology ; Neurology

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