Does Postoperative Cognitive Decline Result in New Disability After Surgery?

Conclusions: Patients with POCD experience a much higher incidence of new disability after surgery. Baseline cognitive or functional limitations are also risk factors for new disability. Many patients are not aware of their limitations before surgery. Future study is needed to identify practical ways to routinely screen patients and reduce risk. Patients need to be informed of their risk for new disability after surgery to inform their medical decision making.
Source: Annals of Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - Category: Primary Care Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
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