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Indian Journal of Clinical Anaesthesia

Strategies to prevent post operative cognitive dysfunction

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Article Type : Editorial

Author Details: Pallavi Ahluwalia*

Volume : 6

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2394-4994

Print ISSN : 2394-4781

Article First Page : 310

Article End Page : 311


Post operative cognitive dysfunction is a new cognitive impairment, arising after a surgical procedure or anaesthesia. It occurs in elderly patients following anaesthesia and surgery and is a significant source of short and long term morbidity and mortality, longer duration of hospital stays and increased cost of care. Meticulous surgical and anaesthesia techniques are important for prevention.

Keywords: Post operative delirium, Dementia.

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