Predicting delirium duration in elderly hip-surgery patients: does early symptom profile matter?

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Slor, C.J.; Witlox, J.; Adamis, D.; Meagher, D.J.; van der Ploeg, T.; Jansen, R.W.M.M.; van Stijn, M.F.M.; Houdijk, A.P.J.; van Gool, W.A.; Eikelenboom, P.; de Jonghe, J.F.M.;
  • Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
  • Journal: volume 2,013issn: 1687-7063, eissn: 1687-7071
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1155/2013/962321, pmc: PMC3600209
  • Subject: Clinical Study | symptoms | patients | delirium
    mesheuropmc: nervous system diseases | behavioral disciplines and activities | mental disorders

Background. Features that may allow early identification of patients at risk of prolonged delirium, and therefore of poorer outcomes, are not well understood. The aim of this study was to determine if preoperative delirium risk factors and delirium symptoms (at onset an... View more
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