Delirium: another factor when considering type of anesthetic for hip fracture surgery in adultsBMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g4871 (Published 30 July 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4871
- Nitin Gupta, associate professor of psychiatry1
- 1Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh, India
Patorno and colleagues’ large database study highlights the comparative safety of general and combined routes of anesthesia compared with regional anesthesia for hip fracture surgery in adults.1 However, the findings would have been more robust if an important factor that contributes to mortality—delirium associated with hip surgery—had been included. The authors acknowledge the lack …
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