Does Postoperative Cognitive Decline Result in New Disability After Surgery?

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Summary of "Does Postoperative Cognitive Decline Result in New Disability After Surgery?"

Establish whether POCD is associated with new disability after surgery, which would inform whether POCD impacts patient-centered outcomes.


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Name: Annals of surgery
ISSN: 1528-1140


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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Pathologic processes that affect patients after a surgical procedure. They may or may not be related to the disease for which the surgery was done, and they may or may not be direct results of the surgery.

Cognitive disorders including delirium, dementia, and other cognitive disorders. These may be the result of substance use, trauma, or other causes.

Unexplained neurologic condition characterized by episodes of atonic seizures, convulsions or staring spells with further cognitive decline.

The period of care beginning when the patient is removed from surgery and aimed at meeting the patient's psychological and physical needs directly after surgery. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)

Pain during the period after surgery.

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