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dc.contributor.authorIlango, Sivarajah
dc.contributor.authorPulle, Ranjeev Chrys
dc.contributor.authorBell, Jack
dc.contributor.authorKuys, Suzanne S
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-09T01:21:54Z
dc.date.available2018-11-09T01:21:54Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn1440-6381
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/ajag.12212
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/141361
dc.description.abstractAim: Postoperative delirium is common among elderly hip surgery patients. We aimed to pragmatically evaluate whether type of anaesthesia influenced postoperative delirium in an orthogeriatric population following hip fracture. Method: This observational study comprises prospectively collected data on hip fracture patients admitted between October 2010 and November 2011. Delirium was diagnosed clinically by geriatricians. Results: Of the 344 patients admitted, seven managed conservatively and 19 with incomplete data were excluded; 318 patients were analysed. Average age was 81.6 (SD 9.8) years; 28% were men and 167 (53%) were administered general anaesthesia. Mean length of stay was 18 (SD 9.4) days. Overall, 172 patients (54%) experienced delirium. There was no apparent difference in postoperative delirium by anaesthetic type (88 vs 84, P = 0.15). Conclusion: Delirium was common in both general and spinal anaesthetic patients. Further randomised controlled trials would be required to determine whether anaesthesia type influenced delirium rates.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing
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dc.relation.ispartofpageto6
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralasian Journal on Ageing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchStudies in Human Society
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology and Cognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode119999
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode11
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode16
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode17
dc.titleGeneral versus spinal anaesthesia and postoperative delirium in an orthogeriatric population
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.rights.copyright© 2015 ACOTA. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: General versus spinal anaesthesia and postoperative delirium in an orthogeriatric population, Australasian Journal on Ageing, Volume35, Issue1, March 2016, Pages 42-47, which has been published in final form at 10.1111/ajag.12212. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving (http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-828039.html)
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gro.griffith.authorKuys, Suzanne S.
gro.griffith.authorIlango, Sivarajah


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