Pharmacological Risk Factors for Delirium after Cardiac Surgery: A Review

Published on Aug 31, 2012in Current Neuropharmacology4.668
· DOI :10.2174/157015912803217332
Lurdes Tse11
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Stephan K. W. Schwarz22
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+ 5 AuthorsAlasdair M. Barr48
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Abstract
Purpose: The objective of this review is to evaluate the literature on medications associated with delirium after cardiac surgery and potential prophylactic agents for preventing it.
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