Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Cognitive Decline After Major Surgery

A report at the Alzheimer’s Association Congress in Washington DC showed that at least 20% of patients who undergo major surgery show significant cognitive decline after the surgery.  It makes sense to me for such patients to receive a couple of vitamin C IVs prior to surgery to reduce the risk and improve recovery followed by a phosphatidyl choline and glutathione IV after surgery to preserve mental function.  I have tried this and it works.  The IVs are given in our office will not be covered by Medicare, but they are not that expensive, and the consequences of not taking this precaution might be major.

See Alzheimer’s Association Congress Proceedings, Dr. Katie J. Schennings.


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