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Cognitive decline and intensive care: a study
- April 17, 2019
- Posted by: Wiley M. Wagner
- Category: Science
Various violations of the brain are not always caused by specific brain damage – and yet many researchers in the field of cognitive research and neurobiology often find many cases in which various neurodegenerative symptoms occur even in those patients who did not receive the corresponding injuries. Here is a new study by a joint team of specialists from Western University and the School of Medicine Schulitz showed something similar, which may indicate a new relationship between the cognitive abilities of the brain and some third-party hospital factors.
Why sick? Yes, because the study was built around the study of the cognitive abilities and functions of the brain of 20 volunteer patients who were detained in intensive care units in several hospitals in Germany, and then discharged from them. Specialists wanted to find out what exactly could be behind a certain degree of cognitive degradation of these patients – who did not even receive any brain injuries and injuries – and found that most likely these are specific compounds and chemical reagents that are found in hospital conditions or immediately before bringing the patient to the intensive care unit.
These results were clarified using special online tests to assess the cognitive abilities of patients who actually suffered from brain damage – and these tests were developed by experts from the Schulitz School itself. Patients who passed these tests showed a noticeable decline in the overall level of their brain activity after undergoing treatment.
Moreover, such an interrelation is observed precisely due to the passage of treatment in the intensive care unit, where there are special conditions for treatment, prevention and care of patients, and as a result, the use of specific medicinal compounds and reagents. So far, scientists are continuing their research, trying to establish exactly which compounds have such a pronounced neurodegenerative effect on certain parts of the brain.