Priority 19 from the Anaesthesia (Canada) PSP
|UNCERTAINTY: What is the relationship between anesthetic drugs and post-operative cognitive dysfunction and memory loss in patients? (JLA PSP Priority 19)
|JLA question ID
This question asks about how anesthesia medications affect brain function and memory. Respondents wanted to know about the impacts of anesthesia for brain function of people of all ages.
Miller D, Lewis SR, Pritchard MW, Schofield-Robinson OJ, Shelton CL, Alderson P, Smith AF. Intravenous versus inhalational maintenance of anaesthesia for postoperative cognitive outcomes in elderly people undergoing non-cardiac surgery. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018 Aug 21;8. https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD012317.pub2/full
|Health Research Classification System category
|Generic health relevance
|Extra information provided by this PSP
|Original uncertainty examples
|Is an elderly patient at increased risk of developing dementia due to the use of general anesthetic? ~ What is the relationship between our anesthetic drugs and postoperative cognitive dysfunction and memory loss in all ages of pts.?
|Healthcare providers, caregivers, patients
|PSP unique ID
|Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP.
|49 (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
|Date of priority setting workshop
|15 May 2019