Postoperative Delirium in the Geriatric Patient

Katie J. Schenning, Stacie G. Deiner

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Abstract

Postoperative delirium, a common complication in older surgical patients, is independently associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Patients older than 65 years receive greater than one-third of the more than 40 million anesthetics delivered yearly in the United States. This number is expected to increase with the aging of the population. Thus, it is increasingly important that perioperative clinicians who care for geriatric patients have an understanding of the complex syndrome of postoperative delirium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)505-516
Number of pages12
JournalAnesthesiology Clinics
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015

Keywords

  • Geriatric
  • Management
  • Postoperative delirium
  • Risk factors
  • Screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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