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Surgery Not Linked To Memory Problems In Older Patients

November 20, 2009

For years, it has been widely assumed that older adults may experience memory loss and other cognitive problems following surgery. But a new study from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis questions that assumption. They did not detect any long-term cognitive declines attributable to surgery in the patients they studied. Credit: Washington University School of Medicine