Evaluation and Management of the Elderly Patient at Risk for Postoperative Delirium

Anita S. Bagri, Alex Rico, Jorge G. Ruiz

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Abstract

Geriatric patients are at a high risk for the development of postoperative delirium. By recognizing predisposing and precipitating risk factors, preventive measures can be undertaken to reduce this risk. Accurate and timely diagnosis is essential, and we offer therapeutic strategies to help reduce the high morbidity and mortality of this important condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)667-686
Number of pages20
JournalClinics in Geriatric Medicine
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2008

Keywords

  • Confusion
  • Geriatrics
  • Perioperative care
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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