Munk, Louise1; Andersen, Lars Peter Holst2; Gögenur, Ismail3
1 Anaesthesiology, Herlev, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, The Capital Region of Denmark2 Gastroenterology, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, The Capital Region of Denmark3 Urology, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, The Capital Region of Denmark
Emergence delirium (ED) is a well-known phenomenon in the postoperative period. However, the literature concerning this clinical problem is limited. This review evaluates the literature with respect to epidemiology and risk factors. Treatment strategies are discussed. The review concludes that there is a need for guidelines concerning diagnosis and treatment of ED. Risk factors should be investigated further in the clinical setting in the future.
Journal of Perioperative Practice, 2013, Vol 23, Issue 11, p. 251-4
Adult; Delirium; Humans; Incidence; Middle Aged; Practice Guidelines as Topic; Risk Factors