Namenda to Prevent Post-Operative Delirium
Post Operative Delirium is a common and serious risk of surgery. Delirium, when it occurs is associated with an increased risk of mortality, increase length of stay, and more adverse outcomes in general, including increased risk of higher level of care required at discharge.
Namenda, which is currently approved for moderate or severe Alzheimer's disease has a unique mechanism of action than other drugs for this condition. It may have the ability to protect the brain from more severe consequences of hypoxia, or hypoglycemia. Hence it is being looked at in this study to see if it can reduce the incidence and/or severity of delirium post-operatively.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Namenda as Prevention for Post-Operative Delirium|
- Incidence and severity of delirium measured by Delirium Rating Scale-Revised-98, MMSE. Confusion Assessment Method, Clock Drawing Tests (CLOX), DSM-IV-TR criteria for Delirium.
- Length and cost of stay, disposition, level of care required post hosptialization, hospitalization satisfaction, number of consultants involved, total costs of care.
|Study Start Date:||March 2006|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||September 2006|
|United States, New York|
|University of Rochester Medical Center|
|Rochester, New York, United States, 14642|
|Principal Investigator:||Michael R Privitera, MD||University of Rochester|