Preoperative Cognitive Screening′s Effect on Surgical Patients′ Postoperative Results in the Elderly


Li Wei

The effect of preoperative cognitive testing on the results of senior surgery patients' postoperative procedures. Surgery can make cognitive impairment, which is frequent in elderly patients, worse. It has been hypothesized that preoperative cognitive screening can help identify patients who are at risk for postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD). This study examines the effects of preoperative cognitive screening on postoperative outcomes in older surgical patients by reviewing the current literature. In order to lower the prevalence of POCD, the study indicated that preoperative cognitive screening can identify patients who are at risk for the illness and can be utilized to improve perioperative treatment. An important worry for older surgery patients is cognitive impairment. A typical side effect of surgery is postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD), which has a reported prevalence of up to 50% in senior patients. POCD may lead to a lower quality of life, higher rates of illness and mortality, and higher medical expenses. Anesthesia, surgery, and patient-related elements like age, comorbidities, and previous cognitive impairment all play a role in the development of POCD.




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