Although existing management strategies for delirium are limited in effectiveness, researchers are hopeful that improvements in prevention strategies for delirium may be achieved by gaining a better understanding of the role of cognitive and brain reserve.
Results from animal studies have been showing that anesthetics may be neurotoxic and could lead to cognitive dysfunction.
CRP levels linked to incidence, duration, severity of delirium in older adults undergoing noncardiac surgery.
Delirium often goes unrecognized in busy hospitals.
Dexmedetomidine reduced postoperative delirium by 14% in elderly patients following cardiac surgery.
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