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Brain Protection Beyond the OR: Consensus Statement on Perioperative Neurocognitive Disorders (PND)

Nathan, Naveen MD

doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000003884
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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (

Published ahead of print 24 September 2018.

The Infographic is composed by Naveen Nathan, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine ( Illustration by Naveen Nathan, MD.

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

A working group of >40 experts convened as part of the American Society of Anesthesiology Brain Health Initiative to develop recommendations for managing neurocognitive disorders. Their attention focuses on 4 key areas: the consent process for patients at risk of perioperative neurocognitive disorder, utility of preoperative screening tools, intraoperative management, and postoperative assessment. This infographic summarizes their recommendations. The reader is directed to the original article for a review of the scientific underpinnings that give rise to these recommendations.

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1. Berger M, Schenning KJ, Brown CH, Deiner SG, Whittingon RA, Eckenhoff RG. Best practices for postoperative brain health: recommendations from the fifth International Perioperative Neurotoxicity Working Group. Anesth Analg. 2018;127:1406–1413.
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