TITLE

New thinking about postoperative delirium

AUTHOR(S)
Redelmeier, Donald
PUB. DATE
August 2007
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/14/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 4, p424
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article presents the author's views on the reasons and diagnosis of postoperative delirium. It is viewed that failure of cerebral auto-regulation due to administration of anesthetics could be the reason behind the delirium, and not the chaotic nature of hospital wards as commonly perceived. It is suggested that pre-operative medications that disrupt cerebral auto-regulation should be avoided to prevent the occurrence of postoperative delirium.
ACCESSION #
26584581

 

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