The clinical profile and association of delirium in geriatric patients with hip fractures in a tertiary care hospital in India.

@article{Chrispal2010TheCP,
  title={The clinical profile and association of delirium in geriatric patients with hip fractures in a tertiary care hospital in India.},
  author={Anugrah Chrispal and Kuruvilla Prasad Mathews and Viggeswarpu Surekha},
  journal={The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India},
  year={2010},
  volume={58},
  pages={15-9}
}
INTRODUCTION Delirium is common in hospitalized geriatric patients with hip fractures. A number of peri-operative predisposing and postoperative precipitating factors have been identified in Western literature but data regarding this problem within the Indian context is scarce. METHOD The objectives of the study were to ascertain the incidence of delirium in geriatric patients admitted for the treatment of hip fractures in the Department of Orthopaedics of a tertiary care referral centre in… CONTINUE READING