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

Online ISSN : 2394-4994

Print ISSN : 2394-4781

Article First Page : 3

Article End Page : 7


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