Postoperative Adverse Outcomes in Surgical Patients with Dementia: A Retrospective Cohort Study

World Journal of Surgery, 05/17/2012

These findings have specific implications for postoperative care of dementia patients regarding complications that are difficult to diagnose in their initial stages. Acute renal failure, pneumonia, septicemia, stroke, and urinary tract infection are the top priorities for prevention, early recognition, and intervention of postoperative complications among surgical patients with dementia.

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