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Current Psychopharmacology
ISSN (Print): 2211-5560
ISSN (Online): 2211-5579
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DOI: 10.2174/2211556003666140212211434      Price:  $95

Use of Benzodiazepines, Haloperidol and Other Drugs among Orthopedic Patients in Postoperative Delirium. Systematic Review

Author(s): Mateusz Szymczak, Joanna Iskra-Trifunovic, Anna Grzywacz and Jerzy Samochowiec
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Postoperative delirium may occur as a serious complication after orthopedic surgery. In addition, risk factors such as age, mental and organic illnesses may increase the incidence of the aforementioned complication. Delirium has a negative impact on postoperative mobilization and recovery. Furthermore, it may result in longer hospital treatment. Benzodiazepines, haloperidol and other drugs that are used in the delirium treatment. Numerous studies have shown that use of these drugs in delirium therapy. The findings suggest that prevention of postoperative delirium with drugs can be an effective strategy.
Department of Orthopedics, Nicolaus Copernicus Specialist Municipal Hospital, Toruń, Poland Batorego 17/19, 87-100 Toruń, Poland.