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The Effect of Melatonin on Early Postoperative Cognitive Decline in Elderly Patients Undergoing Hip Arthroplasty: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Gao, D., Yang, J., Fan, Y., Yuan, L., Ji, M.
(Abstracted from J Clin Anesth, 39:77–81, 2017) Postoperative cognitive decline (POCD) is a common complication following surgery, especially in elderly patients (aged >60 years). Overall sleep loss and sleep fragmentation have been known to negatively impact cognitive performance, thus emphasizing the need to improve postoperative sleep quality to ameliorate POCD.
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