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Postoperative cognitive disfunction

L A Medvedeva, O I Zagorul'ko, Iu V Belov, O P Peshkova
Studying the cognitive disorders after cardiac surgery is on of the pressing question nowadays. Cognitive and psychoemotional disorders are associated with presence of general pathogenetic factors (phenomenon of isolation and frontal dysfunction) and directly influence each other. Only combined neurocognitive and neuropsychological testing makes it possible to define the presence and degree of disorder's intensity. Multydisciplinary approach involving neurologists, psychologists and neurophysiologists conducts finding the solution of diagnostics and adequate correction of cognitive postoperative disfunctions...
2013: Khirurgiia
Aleksandra Karbowniczek, Teresa Wierzba-Bobrowicz, Tadeusz Mendel, PaweĊ‚ Nauman
We present two cases (female and male patients, aged 64 and 38, respectively) of focal mass lesions mimicking a brain tumour: one with cognitive function deficit, memory troubles, behavioral changes and left hemiparesis, the other with difficulty in orientation and right hemiparesis. General physical and neurological examinations, laboratory tests and neuroimaging were used to diagnose the cases. Both of them showed nonspecific changes in the brain tissue and the brain tumour was suspected. In the first case MRI scan revealed two pathological masses in the right frontal region and hemorrhagical focus with destructions inside lesions...
2012: Folia Neuropathologica
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