Sedation depth during spinal anesthesia and the development of postoperative delirium in elderly patients undergoing hip fracture repair.

OBJECTIVE To determine whether limiting intraoperative sedation depth during spinal anesthesia for hip fracture repair in elderly patients can decrease the prevalence of postoperative delirium. PATIENTS AND METHODS We performed a double-blind, randomized controlled trial at an academic medical center of elderly patients (>or=65 years) without preoperative… CONTINUE READING