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Determining Risk Factors of Postoperative Delirium in Patients Undergoing Liver Transplantation [Letter]

Authors Xue ZJ, Cheng Y, Xue FS

Received 15 August 2020

Accepted for publication 8 October 2020

Published 2 November 2020 Volume 2020:16 Pages 2603—2604

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/NDT.S277206

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Yuping Ning


Zhao-Jing Xue, Yi Cheng, Fu-Shan Xue

Department of Anesthesiology, Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, People’s Republic of China

Correspondence: Fu-Shan Xue
Department of Anesthesiology, Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University, NO. 95 Yong-An Road, Xi-Cheng District, Beijing 100050, People’s Republic of China
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In the recent article of Chen et al1 determining the risk factors for postoperative delirium (POD) in patients undergoing liver transplantation, the multivariate logistic regression analysis showed that preoperative ammonia ≥46 μmol/L, Model for End-Stage Liver Disease score ≥15, hepatic encephalopathy, anhepatic period, and aspartate aminotransferase at the first postoperative day were the independent risk factors for POD. The findings of this study have potential clinical implications, but there are several issues in methodology that need further clarification.
 
View the original paper by Chen and colleagues
 

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