Statins and postoperative delirium

Marcantonio, Edward R.
September 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/23/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 7, p627
Academic Journal
The article reports on postoperative delirium which is believed to be caused by statins. Postoperative delirium is associated with a number of risk factors including the use of statins. Studies on the physiologic effect of statins are also presented together with a table of risk factors. Statins increase the risk for delirium by about 30%, however there is lack of evidence as to whether elderly surgical patients will be advised to stop from using statins. Meanwhile, the author provides the details on statins affect aged patients.


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