Last updated on February 2018

Assessment of Cognitive Function After Surgery in Two Types of Anesthesia in Patients Operated for Breast Cancer


Brief description of study

The emergence of cognitive disorders after surgery under general anesthesia (GA) is the second leading cause of patient complaints (after dental debris caused by intubation techniques). These cognitive disorders can range from simple reversible confusion (26%) with postoperative cognitive dysfunction without actual recovery (10%).

The hypnosedation is an ancient technique of anesthesia expanding its effects on cognitive function remain to this day unknown, but appear promising.

Detailed Study Description

For twenty years, hypnosedation is offered to patients who underwent surgery as an alternative to other anesthetic techniques (general anesthesia and locoregional), in some European and Anglo-Saxon hospitals for specific surgical indications (surgery area). It is commonly used in some hospitals.

The hypnosedation is little used in oncology

The hypnosedation is a hypnosis technique suitable for anesthesia, namely the one associated with intravenous conscious sedation and local anesthesia hypnosis. This derived from medical hypnosis Ericksoniene technique is divided into three stages:

  1. induction
  2. Deepening trance
  3. Dhypnotisation.

This technique is currently being validated and used at national and international level, in fact it is based on 500 references and appears in the national nomenclature of the Common Classification of Medical Procedures in the code ANRP 001, states: hypnosis referred to analgesic.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT01880541

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