THE EFFICACY OF PERIOPERATIVE INTERVENTIONS TO DECREASE POST OPERATIVE DELIRIUM

Zanine Nazrene Moyce, Bruce Biccard

Abstract


Background: Postoperative delirium is a serious and relatively common complication in geriatric patients. Although there has been an advance in perioperative care and surgical interventions many elderly patients still experience postoperative delirium. It is associated with major morbidity and mortality and has an impact on health care resources and funds.

Methods: We will conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of the efficacy of perioperative interventions in preventing postoperative delirium.

Results: The results will be submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

Discussion and Conclusion: Although POD is an acute pathology it can have prolonged effects. POD can persist beyond the immediate perioperative period with prevents both functional and cognitive recovery. This study can potentially have a huge significance to the outcome of postoperative delirium, morbidity and mortality and essentially decrease the burden of health care costs associated with morbidity secondary to postoperative delirium.