Risk Factors for Delirium After On-pump Cardiac Surgery

A Systematic Review

Alex NC Gosselt; Arjen JC Slooter; Pascal RQ Boere; Irene J Zaal


Crit Care. 2015;19(346) 

In This Article


This systematic review clarifies for clinicians and scientists which variables should be included in future multivariate models of etiological studies on delirium after cardiac surgery. Moreover it illustrates other important methodological aspects to take into account for future research into this subject. Most importantly it can provide guidance for clinicians on vulnerable patient and their characteristics when designing preventive strategies to decrease the burden of delirium after cardiac surgery.