Individual risk profiles for postoperative delirium after joint replacement surgery.

@article{Jain2011IndividualRP,
  title={Individual risk profiles for postoperative delirium after joint replacement surgery.},
  author={Felipe A Jain and John O Brooks and Kenneth A Larsen and Susan E Kelly and Robert H Bode and Gerard A Sweeney and Theodore A Stern},
  journal={Psychosomatics},
  year={2011},
  volume={52 5},
  pages={410-6}
}
BACKGROUND Delirium occurs in nearly half of older patients after joint replacement surgery. However, risk profiles for developing delirium have not been established. OBJECTIVE We sought to identify risk profiles for delirium in patients following joint replacement surgery. METHOD Based on data from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of olanzapine (10 mg) as delirium prophylaxis in 400 patients (67-81 years old) undergoing hip or knee replacement surgery, we performed a… CONTINUE READING