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Lee A. Fleisher, MD

Robert Dunning Dripps Professor/Chair, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


103H – Perioperative Brain Health Initiative: Update and Implementation Strategies

Presented by Carol Peden, Lee A. Fleisher, MD at 10:45 AM on Wednesday, March 25th.

Individuals over age 85 make up the fastest growing segment of the population in western countries. Many older patients will have surgery; for patients over 65 years of age the most common postoperative complications are delirium and perioperative neurocognitive disorder, which can last well beyond the immediate postoperative period. Despite recent national guidelines on delirium…