29 August 2009

Anaesthetics and Alzheimer’s disease

Comment on paper
Alzheimer’s Research Forum: 25 August 2009
Mary Newport M.D. suggests that that hypoglycemic episodes during and immediately post-surgery could contribute to the problem of post operative dementia (POD) and that as a norm, a patients patient’s glucose level should be monitored before, during, and after surgery until eating by mouth is re-established. > read comment

Related article: Consensus statement: First International Workshop on Anesthetics and Alzheimer's disease. Anesthesia & Analgesia. 2009 May;108(5):1627-30.

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