Study of a Preventative Delirium Protocol in Elderly Patients

Clinical Trial Title

A randomized, controlled trial reviewing the effectiveness of a preventative delirium protocol in elderly patients while analyzing its consequential effects on awareness, PONV, and/or pain control.

Clinical Trial Protocol Description:

The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the effectiveness of a preventative delirium protocol in patients older than 65 years of age undergoing elective surgery. The objective is to see if delirium incidences are significantly lower in the group that receives a preventative delirium protocol compared to a control group, while not increasing other undesirable side effects. Our hope with this study is to decrease confusion and hospital stays in patients 65 and older after elective surgery.

Clinical Trial Eligibility Criteria:

In order to participate you must meet the following criteria:

  • Are having elective surgery.
  • Are 65 years or older.

You will be excluded from the study if any of the following criteria apply to you:

  • Need emergency surgery.
  • Need intracranial surgery.
  • Are dependent on opiate narcotics.
  • Have surgeon-specified perioperative procedures that precludes the current study’s protocol.

This is a partial list of elgibility requirements. To inquire about your eligibility, please call the contact number provided. If you wish to inquire via email, please include the title of the study in your message.

Study Details

Clinical Trial Investigator

Samantha Gitelis, MD

Contact Information

Sherry Robison

(312) 942-2985      
sherry_j_robison@rush.edu