Clinical Trials at Englewood Hospital: Anesthesiology
EHMC IRB Study #: E-07-313
Dr. Aryeh Shander
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Dexlirium Trial: Perioperative Cognitive Protection - Dexmedetomidine and Cognitive Reserve
Patients who are at least 68 years old, and who are scheduled for major surgery to be performed under general anesthesia.
To test the influence of Dexmedetomidine ("Dex") as compared to placebo on post-surgery delirium and cognitive function in elderly patients.
Subjects will be randomized to receive either Dex (an FDA-approved sedative) or placebo in addition to the routine anesthesia given during surgery. Study personnel will administer interviews and memory tests before, and at several time points after, surgery to assess cognitive function.
*This is only a summary of the study information. Please contact the Principal Investigator or Study Coordinator for the full details.