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Anesthesiol Res Pract


Prevalence of Emergence Delirium and Associated Factors among Older Patients Who Underwent Elective Surgery: A Multicenter Observational Study.


Tesfaye Mekonin G, Kelbesa Olika M, Birhanu Wedajo M, Tolasa Badada A, Dukessa Dubiwak A, Tageza Ilala T, Gebre M N
Anesthesiol Res Pract. 2022; 2022:2711310.
PMID: 36119120.


Emergence delirium is a common and serious postoperative complication in older surgical patients. It occurs at any time in the perioperative period, during or immediately following emergence from general anesthesia. Unfortunately, it is highly associated with postoperative complications such as a decrease in functional capacity, prolonged hospital stay, an increase in health care costs, and morbidity and mortality. The goal of this study was to determine the prevalence of emergence delirium and associated factors among older patients who underwent elective surgery in the teaching hospitals of Ethiopia at the postanesthesia care unit in 2021.