THE IMPACT OF POSTOPERATIVE DELIRIUM
Basrah Journal of Surgery,
2010, Volume 16, Issue 2, Pages 122-126
AbstractDelirium 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.
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