Pain and Depression Place Older Adults at Risk of Delirium Following Surgery

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Pain and Depression Place Older Adults at Risk of Delirium Following Surgery
Pain and Depression Place Older Adults at Risk of Delirium Following Surgery
New research reports that preoperative pain and depressive symptoms in older adults place them at greater risk of delirium following surgery. According to the findings published today in The Lancet Psychiatry journal, both pain and depression are independent and interactive risk factors for delirium, suggesting a cumulative effect.
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