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Indian Journal of Clinical Anaesthesia


Postoperative delirium – Review Article


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Author Details : Sadhana Sudhir Kulkarni, Savani Sameer Futane

Volume : 4, Issue : 1, Year : 2017

Article Page : 3-7


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Abstract

Postoperative delirium is a common but often a missed complication following major surgery in elderly patients. Early diagnosis, treatment with non-pharmacological means, and drug treatment reduces complications, so also hospitalization cost. Awareness about common precipitating factors, preventive measures, treatment & training of healthcare workers is essential regarding this problem as it can be prevented in about 40% patients.

Keywords:
Postoperative, Elderly, Delirium, Review

How to cite : Kulkarni S S, Futane S S, Postoperative delirium – Review Article. Indian J Clin Anaesth 2017;4(1):3-7

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