Status: Actively Enrolling
How do blood iron levels and other factors affect cognition after surgery?
We are conducting a research study to investigate the relationship between blood iron levels and post-operative cognitive confusion, memory, and cognition. This study involves blood draws, cognitive/memory testing, and a few questionnaires, before surgery, postoperatively and at 3 months after surgery. Patients will be visited daily in the hospital for about 5 minutes per day, to check on how they are doing cognitively. This could potentially benefit a patient, as they complete cognitive and blood draw testing, as this may help to provide additional information on how to care for patients in a specific way.
Candidates for Study
Qualifications to Enroll in this Study: Patients that are 60 years old or older, who will be undergoing major elective surgery.
Study Length & Information: The duration of this study for participants is from one-four weeks prior to surgery and until three months after surgery. There will be three in-clinic visits (screening, post-operative visit, and 3-month follow up visit). Patients will receive compensation for these in-clinic visits. You will have two visits that involve blood draws to test your iron and vitamin levels, questionnaires, and cognitive testing.
Principal Investigator: Sevdenur Cizginer, MD, MPH
Research Nurse Contact: Stacey Chapman, RN at 401-793-2899 or email@example.com