Cognitive impairment and outcomes in older unselected acute surgical admissions: a multicentre study

University of Aberdeen

Past award

Student: Andrew Ablett : University of Aberdeen

Year Award Started: 2017

The cognitive impairment is common and it is set to rise in ageing populations.  This poses challenges in the field of emergency surgery where interventions such as major operations may be required. To date, little is known about the impact of impaired cognition on surgical outcomes including the receipt of  emergency surgical intervention in older people. In this project, the student will investigate the outcome of older patients with poor cognition who are admitted to the acute surgical setting.

Research area: Neurological conditions (including stroke)


Professor Phyo Myint
School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition