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General Anesthesia Linked to Postoperative Delirium in TKR Patients

Anesthesiology News—June 1, 2017

Anesthesiology News featured a study done by HSS research data analyst Sarah Weinstein, and how patients who have received general anesthesia for total knee arthroplasty may be twice as likely to develop delirium postoperatively, compared to spinal patients.

Ms. Weinstein said, "in this cohort of total knee arthroplasty patients, general anesthesia was associated with up to two times higher odds of delirium."

"Given that other risk factors might not be modifiable, anesthesia type is especially important to consider as a way to reduce risk for delirium as well as other complications," she added.

Ms. Weinstein reported these findings at the 2017 annual meeting of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine.

This article originally appeared on anesthesiologynews.com.



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