Leggi l’articolo completo…
LAS VEGAS—Forty-eight percent of hip fracture patients, aged 65 years and older, experienced delirium before, during and after surgery, resulting in significantly longer hospital stays and higher costs for care (Paper 308), Michael G. Zywiel, MD, reported at the 2015 annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).
Ongoing evidence continues to support the finding that postoperative pain remains the greatest concern for patients presenting for surgery. In fact, recent surveys demonstrate that patients continue to suffer moderate to severe pain postoperatively. Additionally, patient satisfaction is becoming an increasingly important aspect of health care reimbursements reported via the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare […]
Many of the benefits of effective epidural analgesia for open abdominal surgery are soundly established. A well-managed epidural can provide excellent analgesia in the postoperative period allowing the patient to be pain free at rest and when mobilizing. In addition, epidural block will obtund the acute stress response to surgery. Consequently along with the analgesic […]
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) has released a new practice guideline for preventing and treating postoperative delirium in patients aged 65 years or older. The guideline was published online November 4 on the AGS website. An additional best practices document containing almost all guideline recommendations plus additional clinical recommendations was published online November 14 in […]