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THE IMPACT OF POSTOPERATIVE DELIRIUM

Majeed H Alwan

Basrah Journal of Surgery مجلة البصرة الجراحية
ISSN: 16833589 Year: 2010 Volume: 16 Issue: 2 Pages: 122-126
Publisher: Basrah University جامعة البصرة

Abstract

Delirium is a common complication after surgery, especially among critically ill patients. Theetiology is multifactorial and the condition is frequently identified after major complicatedsurgery. It is associated with prolonged hospital stay and increased morbidity and mortality.This paper present a complex case which required intensive treatment and support as a resultof several complications including delirium. The case also serves a good example in discussingthe different aspects of the condition.

Keywords

DELIRIUM