Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Study Finds Proteins of Alzheimer's in Older Patients After Surgery

Some of the patients did perform worse on cognitive test after their operation. The current hypothesis is that more Abeta is being accumulated in the brain.


Researchers found those patients with a lower ratio of Abeta to Tau in their Cerebrospinal Fluid before surgery -- performed worse on the cognitive tests after their operation.

Seems to confirm worries about the effects of surgery and anesthesia on the elderly 

Previously on the Alzheimer's Reading Room