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Assessment of role of perioperative melatonin in prevention and treatment of postoperative delirium after hip arthroplasty under spinal anesthesia in the elderly.

Authors
  • Sultan, Sherif S
Type
Published Article
Journal
Saudi journal of anaesthesia
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2010
Volume
4
Issue
3
Pages
169–173
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4103/1658-354X.71132
PMID: 21189854
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Postoperative delirium is affected with the drug used for preoperative sedation. Melatonin was successful in decreasing postoperative delirium when used preoperatively and in treating more than half of patients developed postoperative delirium when used for three postoperative nights.

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