Journal article

Preoperative Frailty Predicts Postoperative Neurocognitive Disorders After Total Hip Joint Replacement Surgery

Lis A Evered, Sarah Vitug, David A Scott, Brendan Silbert

Anesthesia & Analgesia | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: Frailty is a reduced capacity to recover from a physiologically stressful event. It is well established that preoperative frailty is associated with poor postoperative outcomes, but it is unclear if this includes cognitive decline following anesthesia and surgery. This retrospective observational study was a secondary analysis of data from a previous study (the Anaesthesia, Cognition, Evaluation [ACE] study). We aimed to identify if preoperative frailty or prefrailty is associated with preoperative and postoperative neurocognitive disorders or postoperative cognitive dysfunction. METHODS: The ACE study enrolled 300 participants aged ≥60 scheduled for elective total hip joint repl..

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