Post-operative Haloperidol Versus Placebo for Prevention of Post-operative Delirium After Acute Hip Surgery
Randomised Double-blind Placebo-controlled Study of Post-operative Haloperidol Versus Placebo for Prevention of Post-operative Delirium After Acute Hip Surgery
In this study the investigators want to determine if treatment with haloperidol direct post-operatively after acute hip surgery in high risk patients protects against developing a post-operative delirium.
A post-operative delirium is a serious and frequent (35-65%) complication with high morbidity and mortality in high risk patients. In this study we investigate whether we can prevent a delirium from occuring after surgery in patients with a hip fracture of 75 years of age and older. It's a randomised double-blind single centre placebo-controlled study of haloperidol versus placebo.
Haloperidol 1mg twice daily during 72hours
Placebo 1mg twice daily during 72hours
Inclusion Criteria: Hip fracture 75 years and older Exclusion Criteria: Contra-indications for the use of haloperidol Pre-operative delirium Pre-operative use of haloperidol