Postoperative delirium (PODE) is relatively common after vascular surgery.
Patient selection: vascular surgery
Risk factors for postoperative delirium:
(1) older age
(2) ASA >= 3
(3) renal failure
(4) history of previous stroke or neurologic comorbidity
(5) history of cardiac disease
(6) increased blood loss
(7) diabetes mellitus
(10) open aortic surgery
(11) ICU admission
• Some of these are also risk factors for atherosclerosis.
Male sex was a weak predictor.
(1) drug-induced delirium
(2) perioperative stroke
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Specialty: Anesthesiology, Surgery, general, Cardiology