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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 235--240

Postoperative delirium


1 Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata, India
2 Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.29842

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Postoperative delirium (POD) is frequently under diagnosed and more often than not, under treated. It is the final common manifestation of multiple neurotransmitter abnormalities; with features of impaired cognition, fluctuating consciousness and a disturbed sleep-awake cycle. At least 15% of elderly patients undergoing major procedures have POD, with an associated increase in mortality. Various risk factors and batteries of clinical examination have been devised to diagnose delirium, followed by a multifaceted approach to treatment, using biopsychological along with pharmacological intervention.






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