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[News] Study Finds Link Between Sleep Apnea and Postoperative Delirium
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Study Finds Link Between Sleep Apnea and Postoperative Delirium

Elderly patients with a history of sleep apnea may be more likely to experience postoperative delirium, according to a study published in the April issue of Anesthesiology.

Researchers initially sought a link between preexisting medical conditions and postoperative delirium, a common complication linked to long-term side effects and a heightened death rate in the elderly. After evaluating 106 patients over age 65 undergoing knee arthroplasty, researchers determined that obstructive sleep apnea was the only condition consistently present in patients experiencing delirium following the operation.

Of the 15 patients in the group with sleep apnea, a total of eight (53 percent) experienced postoperative delirium.

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POSTOPERATIVE DELIRIUM

Definition

Delirium is a common and serious altered mental state that may develop due to a wide variety of medical conditions or drug side effects. It is characterized by the following:

Acute onset and fluctuating course
Inattention
Disorganized thinking or a change in cognition
Altered level of consciousness.




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Once again, the data result is flawed.

Were OSA patients the ONLY ones experiencing this condition?

53% of 15 people does not mean anything. That's what, 8?

And if only 8 out of 106 patients had this condition, why are they doing a study?
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(04-12-2012, 06:18 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote: Once again, the data result is flawed.

Were OSA patients the ONLY ones experiencing this condition?

53% of 15 people does not mean anything. That's what, 8?

And if only 8 out of 106 patients had this condition, why are they doing a study?

there was another study that showed that 100% of xpap users will die before age 150. the percentages were directly proportional with non-xpap users.
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Wow. There's a big risk in having sleep apnea. And in not having it, as well. Dang.
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