Chronic Pain and Postoperative Cognitive Function in the Elderly: a Prospective Observational Study

Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions:
    Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction
  • Age: Between 65 Year(s) - 120 Year(s)
  • Gender: Male or Female
  • Other Inclusion Criteria:
    1. Adults aged >65 years
    2. Undergoing major surgery–such as orthopedic lower extremity surgery
    3. Pain free subjects OR subjects diagnosed with chronic pain prior to surgery (persisting pain > 12 weeks despite treatment)

You may not be eligible for this study if the following are true:

    1. Pre-existing dementia and/or Alzheimer’s disease
    2. History of schizophrenia
    3. History of epilepsy
    4. History of cerebrovascular accident (stroke, hemorrhage)
    5. History of craniotomy

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