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Does Acute Incident Postop Delirium Increase Mortality After Noncardiac Surgery?


Background: Delirium has multifactorial etiology and results in acute and reversible cognitive decline. Risk factors for delirium are also independent risk factors for mortality. Existing systematic reviews do not focus on postsurgical delirium. Objective: To conduct a systematic review to specifically examine the independent association of postoperative delirium with mortality in adult noncardiac patients. Design: Systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective observational st more...
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