Print ISSN: 1683-3589

Online ISSN: 2409-501X

Keywords : DELIRIUM


THE IMPACT OF POSTOPERATIVE DELIRIUM

Majeed H Alwan

Basrah Journal of Surgery, Volume 16, Issue 2, Pages 122-126
DOI: 10.33762/bsurg.2010.55460

Delirium is a common complication after surgery, especially among critically ill patients. The
etiology is multifactorial and the condition is frequently identified after major complicated
surgery. 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 result
of several complications including delirium. The case also serves a good example in discussing
the different aspects of the condition.