Blood analyses may predict risk of delirium in older surgical patients

Posted by on May 6, 2016 1:57 pm
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Delirium, or sudden severe confusion due to rapid changes in brain function that can occur with physical or mental illness, affects 15 percent – 53 percent of older surgical patients. New research may help clinicians assess a patient’s risk of developing post-operative delirium, enabling preventive measures to safeguard their health. The research also provides insights into the the development of delirium, which could lead to new therapeutic strategies.

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