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10th Edition of International Conference on Neurology and Brain Disorders

October 21-23, 2024

October 21 -23, 2024 | Baltimore, Maryland, USA
INBC 2018

Arun L. Jayaraman

Speaker at Neuroscience Conference - Arun L. Jayaraman
Mayo Clinic Arizona, United States
Title : Identification and Mitigation of Post-operative Delirium


Delirium is a frequently preventable complication associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Post-operative delirium occurs in up to half of all elderly patients undergoing anesthesia and surgery. Not only does this result in increased hospital length of stay and cost, it may predispose to post-operative cognitive dysfunction and reduced functional status. With an ageing population accounting for one third of surgeries performed in the United States, it is imperative that we learn to identify patients at risk of developing post-operative delirium and strategies to mitigate its incidence. Such strategies include pre-operative optimization, careful medication selection including maximizing non-narcotic analgesics, routine delirium screening, and post-operative multi-component interventions. Fast tracking and enhanced recovery after surgery pathways may also be beneficial.

Learning goals:

  • Understand the significance of post-operative delirium
  • Recognize post-operative delirium
  • Describe risk factors for post-operative delirium
  • Learn strategies to mitigate the incidence of post-operative delirium


Arun L. Jayaraman M.D., Ph.D. was born and raised in the Philadelphia, PA USA area. After graduating from Temple University School of Medicine with M.D. and Ph.D. degrees in 2008, Dr. Jayaraman completed an internship in internal medicine at Hahnemann University Hospital (Philadelphia, PA USA) in 2009, residency in anesthesiology at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Pittsburgh, PA USA) in 2012, fellowship in adult cardiothoracic anesthesiology at Duke University Medical Center (Durham, NC USA) in 2013, and fellowship in critical care medicine at Columbia University Medical Center (New York, New York USA) in 2014. He is board certified in anesthesiology, critical care medicine, and advanced perioperative echocardiography. He is presently a faculty member in the departments of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine and Critical Care Medicine at Mayo Clinic Hospital (Phoenix, AZ USA).