Surgery and brain atrophy in cognitively normal elderly subjects and subjects diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Brain
  • Cognition
  • Cognitive Dysfunction
  • Postoperative Complications

abstract

  • Elderly subjects after surgery experienced an increased rate of brain atrophy during the initial evaluation interval, a time associated with enhanced risk for postoperative cognitive dysfunction. Although there was no difference in atrophy rate by diagnosis, subjects with mild cognitive impairment suffered greater subsequent cognitive effects.

publication date

  • March 2012

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3418798

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/ALN.0b013e318246ec0b

PubMed ID

  • 22293721

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 603

end page

  • 12

volume

  • 116

number

  • 3