High risk of cognitive and functional decline after postoperative delirium. A three-year prospective study.

@article{Bickel2008HighRO,
  title={High risk of cognitive and functional decline after postoperative delirium. A three-year prospective study.},
  author={Horst Bickel and Reiner Gradinger and Eberhard F. Kochs and Hans Foerstl},
  journal={Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders},
  year={2008},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={
          26-31
        }
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS The aim of the study was to investigate the association of postoperative delirium with the outcomes of cognitive impairment, functional disability and death. METHODS Hip surgery patients aged 60 years or over (n = 200) underwent preoperative and daily postoperative assessment of their cognitive status during hospital stay. Outcome variables were determined at an average of 8 and 38 months after discharge from hospital. RESULTS Fourty-one patients developed postoperative… CONTINUE READING

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