To the Editor On behalf of my coauthors, I write to report our failure to
include discussion of and reference to previously published, related articles in our
Original Investigation titled, “Risk Factors Associated With Postoperative
Delirium in Patients Undergoing Head and Neck Free Flap Reconstruction,”1 which was published online in the January 3,
2019, issue of JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery. In
this study, we analyzed a cohort of 515 patients who had undergone free flap
reconstruction at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Care Center (2006-2012) to
assess risk factors associated with development of postoperative delirium after surgery.
We identified a number of risk factors, including preoperative alcohol abstinence as
predictor associated with a reduced risk of postoperative delirium.
Old M. Failure to Report Related Studies. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(3):293–294. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.0074
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