Review Papers | Medical Science | Macedonia | Volume 9 Issue 1, January 2020
Post - Anesthesia Cognitive Dysfunction of Aged Patients in One Day Surgery
Marija Sholjakova | Radmila Trajkova | Vesna Durnev | Marija Tolevska
Abstract: Background Nowadays, ambulatory anesthesia is becoming more desirable type of anesthesia for aged patients . The modern drugs for day case surgery, with a short onset and reduced duration of action and fewer side effects, enable safe anesthesia with a shorter postoperative recovery and minimal length of stay in hospital settings. It is becoming obvious that ambulatory anesthesia and analgesia could also meet the needs of the elderly patients  but never underestimate the postoperative impairment of cognitive functions causing prolonged postoperative recovery and longer in-hospital stay of the elderly. The development of postoperative cognitive dysfunctions (POCD) is the reason for greater morbidity and delays of functional recovery of patients . The problem of development of POCD after ambulatory surgery has not been investigated and reviewed in details. There are present two multicentre studies, ISPOCD 1 and ISPOCD 2, but they are insufficient to give the answers to all problems concerning this matter [4, 5]. The goal of this article is to discuss the post-anesthesia recovery of aged patients in one day surgery, and the incidence of postoperative impairment of cognitive function in elderly
Keywords: Ambulatory anesthesia, elderly, cognitive dysfunction
Edition: Volume 9 Issue 1, January 2020,
Pages: 152 - 156
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Marija Sholjakova, Radmila Trajkova, Vesna Durnev, Marija Tolevska, "Post - Anesthesia Cognitive Dysfunction of Aged Patients in One Day Surgery", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 9 Issue 1, January 2020, pp. 152-156, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=ART20203810
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