Postoperative delirium in the elderly: risk factors and outcomes.

  title={Postoperative delirium in the elderly: risk factors and outcomes.},
  author={Thomas N Robinson and Christopher D. Raeburn and Zung Vu Tran and Erik M Angles and Lisa A. Brenner and Marc Moss},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  volume={249 1},
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to describe the natural history, identify risk factors, and determine outcomes for the development of postoperative delirium in the elderly. BACKGROUND Postoperative delirium is a common and deleterious complication in geriatric patients. METHODS Subjects older than 50 years scheduled for an operation requiring a postoperative intensive care unit admission were recruited. After preoperative informed written consent, enrolled subjects had baseline… CONTINUE READING

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