Patients’ acceptance of general anaesthesia is founded on the assumption that its effects are totally reversible. But researchers from many centres have convincingly demonstrated that measurable cognitive dysfunctions, called postoperative cognitive dysfunctions (POCD), are a common complication after anaesthesia. Cognitive dysfunctions may manifest both as memory loss and as psychomotor derangement. Current literature suggests the potential involvement of AD neuropathogenesis in POCD.

Alzheimer's disease and anaesthesia

FODALE, Vincenzo
2007-01-01

Abstract

Patients’ acceptance of general anaesthesia is founded on the assumption that its effects are totally reversible. But researchers from many centres have convincingly demonstrated that measurable cognitive dysfunctions, called postoperative cognitive dysfunctions (POCD), are a common complication after anaesthesia. Cognitive dysfunctions may manifest both as memory loss and as psychomotor derangement. Current literature suggests the potential involvement of AD neuropathogenesis in POCD.
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