Various disorders in the functioning of the brain are not always caused by specific brain injuries – and nevertheless, many researchers in the field of cognitive research and neurobiology repeatedly note many cases when various neurodegenerative symptoms appear even in those patients who did not receive the corresponding injuries. So, a new study by a joint team of specialists from Western University and the Schulitz Medical School showed something similar, which may indicate a new relationship between the cognitive abilities of the brain and some third-party hospital factors.
Why sick leave? Yes, because the study was built around the study of the cognitive capabilities and brain functions of 20 volunteer patients held 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 we were talking about specific compounds and chemicals that are found in hospital conditions, or immediately before introducing the patient to the intensive care unit.
These results were found using special online tests to assess the cognitive abilities of patients who actually suffered from brain damage – and these tests were developed by specialists of the School Schulitz. Patients who underwent these tests showed a marked decline in their overall brain activity after treatment.
Moreover, this relationship 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 which particular compounds have such a pronounced neurodegenerative effect on individual parts of the brain.