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Cognitive Changes after Surgery in Clinical Practice

  • Andrew Severn

Part of the In Clinical Practice book series (ICP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Andrew Larner
    Pages 1-15
  3. Stephen Alcorn, Gemma Alcorn
    Pages 17-32
  4. Andrew Larner
    Pages 45-60
  5. Shane O’Hanlon
    Pages 61-79
  6. Valerie Page, Tamas Bakonyi
    Pages 81-99
  7. Gary Rycroft
    Pages 101-111
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 113-117

About this book


This book reviews current  knowledge about cognitive dysfunction in surgical patients to provide a common knowledge base and terminology. It covers the topic in a way that considers all points of view, and enables the reader to be better equipped to manage cognitive dysfunction in all its manifestations in surgical patients. This book will hopefully also be a source of generating future ideas for research.

Cognitive Changes after Surgery in Clinical Practice has an internationally renowned group of authors, and is aimed firstly at the perioperative team: surgeon, anaesthetist and surgical ward nurses; secondly, the researcher or geriatrician; and thirdly, public health specialists and hospital managers.


postoperative cognitive impairment Postoperative delirium Postoperative dementia Geriatric anesthesia Cognitive dysfunction in surgical patient

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrew Severn
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnaesthesiaRoyal Lancaster InfirmaryLancasterUK

About the editors

Andrew Severn BA, MBBS, FFPMRCA

Consultant Anaesthetist , University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay, UK.

Senior Clinical Teacher, Lancaster Medical School, University of Lancaster, UK.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cognitive Changes after Surgery in Clinical Practice
  • Editors Andrew Severn
  • Series Title In Clinical Practice
  • Series Abbreviated Title In Clinical Practice
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-75722-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-75723-0
  • Series ISSN 2199-6652
  • Series E-ISSN 2199-6660
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 117
  • Number of Illustrations 4 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Anesthesiology
    Practice and Hospital Management
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“Cognitive Changes After Surgery in Clinical Practice provides valuable background about various aspects of POCD, an entity that should concern anesthesiologists. Small enough to fit in a scrub top side pocket, the book can be conveniently carried and usefully perused.” (Stuart R. Hameroff, Anesthesia & Analgesia, Vol. 130 (3), March, 2020)