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Archive >  January, 2013 XIV, No. 1

Anesthesia Alert - Prevent Post-Op Delirium and Dysfunction

Elderly patients are at risk any time they undergo surgery.

Christopher Jankowski, MD

Prevent Post-Op Delirium and Dysfunction DELIRIOUS Delirium after emergence from anesthesia is common in elderly patients.

The population is aging, and elderly patients have surgery at a higher rate than their younger counterparts. Post-operative delirium is among the most common complications in this group of surgical patients.

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