Monday, May 19, 2014

The efficacy of peri-operative interventions to decrease postoperative delirium in non-cardiac surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Z. Moyce Registrar, et al


Volume 69, Issue 3, pages 259–269, March 2014

Meta-analysis revealed that peri-operative geriatric consultation (OR 0.46, 95% CI 0.32–0.67) and lighter anaesthesia (OR 2.66, 95% CI 1.27–5.56) were associated with a decreased incidence of postoperative delirium. For the other interventions, the point estimate suggested possible protection with prophylactic haloperidol (OR 0.62, 95% CI 0.36–1.05), bright light therapy (OR 0.20, 95% CI 0.03–1.19) and general as opposed to regional anaesthesia (OR 0.76, 95% CI 0.47–1.23). This meta-analysis has shown that peri-operative geriatric consultations with multicomponent interventions and lighter anaesthesia are potentially effective in decreasing the incidence of postoperative delirium

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