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04-05-2024 | Septicemia | ASO Author Reflections

ASO Author Reflections: Postoperative Delirium Affects Surgical Outcomes in Gastrointestinal Cancer

Authors: Erryk S. Katayama, BA, Timothy M. Pawlik, MD, PhD, MPH, MTS, MBA

Published in: Annals of Surgical Oncology

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Delirium represents a significant sequelae of stressful disease processes, adversely affecting patient well-being and outcomes across domains, including the perioperative period.1 Within cancer management, stressors inherent to the disease process and related treatment, such as surgery, organ dysfunction, electrolyte imbalances, and therapeutic toxicities, may incite episodes of delirium or other neuropsychiatric symptoms.2 Postoperative delirium, a life-threatening complication, affects millions of individuals annually and has been associated with substantial healthcare costs.3 Research has suggested that up to 40% of perioperative delirium cases may be preventable through vigilant monitoring and timely intervention.4 Despite this, limited data exist regarding delirium among patients with cancer during the perioperative period. The current study characterized the prevalence of postoperative delirium among patients with gastrointestinal cancer following surgical resection and defined its impact on perioperative outcomes. …
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Title
ASO Author Reflections: Postoperative Delirium Affects Surgical Outcomes in Gastrointestinal Cancer
Authors
Erryk S. Katayama, BA
Timothy M. Pawlik, MD, PhD, MPH, MTS, MBA
Publication date
04-05-2024
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Published in
Annals of Surgical Oncology
Print ISSN: 1068-9265
Electronic ISSN: 1534-4681
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-024-15392-9
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