|Title||Benzodiazepines and postoperative delirium: should we be as cautious as we are?|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2023|
|Authors||Evered LA, Pryor KO|
|Journal||Br J Anaesth|
|Date Published||2023 Aug 04|
A recent systematic review and meta-analysis by Wang and colleagues in the British Journal of Anaesthesia calls into question the concept that perioperative benzodiazepine administration is associated with development of postoperative delirium in older individuals after anaesthesia and surgery. This editorial focuses on potential bias within the systematic review and addresses major concerns surrounding benzodiazepine use in the older perioperative population.
|Alternate Journal||Br J Anaesth|