Santhosh Girirajan.

Gowans, M.D., Judith A. Martin, M.D., Erin P. Carmany, M.S., David W. Stockton, M.D., Rhonda E. Schnur, M.D., Lynette S. Penney, M.D., Donna M. Martin, M.D., Ph.D., Salmo Raskin, Ph.D., Kathleen Leppig, M.D., Heidi Thiese, M.S., Rosemarie Smith, M.D., Erika Aberg, M.S., Dmitriy M. Niyazov, M.D., Luis F. Escobar, M.D., Dima El-Khechen, M.S., Kisha D. Johnson, M.S., Robert R. Lebel, M.D., Kiana Siefkas, M.S., Susie Ball, M.S., Natasha Shur, M.D., Marianne McGuire, M.S., Campbell K. Brasington, M.S., J. Edward Spence, M.D., Laura S. Martin, M.D., Carol Clericuzio, M.D., Blake C.Individuals with delirium following major surgery are more likely to have even worse outcomes, including lower standard of living, disability or even death, the researchers found. Delirium, which is characterized by a sudden onset of confusion, is a problem for older adults having procedure or who are hospitalized, senior study author Dr. Sharon Inouye, director of the Aging Mind Middle at the Institute for Aging Study in Boston and a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, stated in a Harvard information release. The study involved 566 patients, aged 70 and older, who didn’t have problems with dementia or delirium before they underwent main elective surgery.

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