Propofol and Cognition: An Experience in East Coast Malaysia

Hasan, Khathija and Hasan, Uwais Rais Ul and Baig, Atif Amin (2014) Propofol and Cognition: An Experience in East Coast Malaysia. Createspace, USA, Malaysia. ISBN 13: 978-1503366084

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Memory and consciousness are two expressions of brain functioning that are suppressed by anesthetics.Current evidence states that a breakdown of cortical connectivity, and cortical information integration, underlies anesthesia-induced loss of conscious. This perception of anesthesia-induced disruption of cortical connectivity can thus be viewed as a form of cognitive unbinding. The contribution of anaesthesia itself to post-operative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) or the potential protective effect of one specific type of anaesthesia on the occurrence of POCD is not clear. The incidence of post-operative cognitive dysfunction (POCD), at 3 months after a non-cardiac surgery is estimated at 6.6% for a minor surgery and 9.9% for the major one. What then is the effect of Propofol on Cognitive impairement ? An experimental study was hence undertaken in the east coast of Kelantan Malaysia in an attempt to understand the effects of Propofol on cognition.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Dr Atif Baig
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2015 06:13
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2015 04:07

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