What is P.O.C.D.?

P.O.C.D., or POSTOPERATIVE cognitive dysfunction (POCD) is a common and well-known complication after surgery. Older patients in particular are vulnerable to memory disturbances and other types of cognitive impairment after surgical operations. In one study, roughly 12% of patients over age 60 had postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) three months after surgery. This is an important issue…

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Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction : from the Brain Clinic

Overview Postoperative cognitive dysfunction refers to a persistent cognitive dysfunction that occurs subsequent to surgery and anesthesia that is beyond postoperative delirium, a transient state of cognitive change. Until recently, the majority of research on postoperative cognitive dysfunction has focused on cardiac surgery. However, emerging evidence has found the presence of postoperative cognitive dysfunction after major…

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Is Surgery a Risk Factor for Cognitive Dysfunction? | Medpage Today

Is Surgery a Risk Factor for Cognitive Dysfunction? by Cheryl Clark, Contributing Writer, MedPage TodayDecember 09, 2015 Post operative cognitive decline (POCD) is a real condition and probably as many as 15% of patients 60 and older will experience some memory or problem-solving declines within 3 months of surgery. Or maybe not. Anesthesiologist and dementia researcher Kirk Hogan,…

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Terrible Headaches? Can’t focus”

You may be one of millions that suffer from post surgery effects that are treatable. Resources and Articles A review of postoperative cognitive dysfunction: Neurofeedback Treatment for postoperative cognitive dysfunction Neurofeedback (NF) is an electroencephalographic (EEG) biofeedback technique for training individuals to alter their brain activity via operant conditioning. Research has shown that NF helps reduce…

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