Which factors may cause postoperative delirium in patients with intestinal perforation?

Updated: Jul 24, 2020
  • Author: Samy A Azer, MD, PhD, MPH; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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Answer

The following factors may cause a predisposition to postoperative delirium:

  • Advanced age
  • Drug dependency
  • Dementia
  • Metabolic abnormalities
  • Infections
  • Previous history of delirium
  • Hypoxia
  • Intraoperative/postoperative hypotension

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