Review: Delirium predicts 12-month mortality independent of dementia status
- Delirium in the elderly: current problems with increasing geriatric age. Kukreja, Deepti; Günther, Ulf; Popp, Julius // Indian Journal of Medical Research;Dec2015, Vol. 142 Issue 6, p655
Delirium is an acute disorder of attention and cognition seen relatively commonly in people aged 65 yr or older. The prevalence is estimated to be between 11 and 42 per cent for elderly patients on medical wards. The prevalence is also high in nursing homes and long term care (LTC) facilities....
- Web-Based GRS5 Slides From the American Geriatrics Society:
New, Easy Access to Helpful Web-Based Teaching Tools. // Ascribe Newswire: Medicine;6/4/2004, p126
The series of one hour PowerPoint presentations on topics such as osteoporosis, delirium, palliative care, dementia and preventive care are culled from the fifth edition of the comprehensive reference book and self-assessment program Geriatrics Review Syllabus: A Core Curriculum in Geriatric...
- Delirium. Davies, Sonia // Nursing Standard;3/16/2011, Vol. 25 Issue 28, p58
A quiz on delirium is presented.
- An ACE Unit With a Delirium Room May Improve Function and Equalize Length of Stay Among Older Delirious Medical Inpatients. Flaherty, Joseph H.; Steele, D. Kimberly; Chibnall, John T.; Vasudevan, Vijaya N.; Bassil, Nazem; Vegi, Srivalli // Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences & Medical ;Dec2010, Vol. 65A Issue 12, p1387
Background. Patients with delirium, compared with those without, are at increased risk for loss of function, longer hospital stays, and increased mortality. We studied the effect that an Acute Care of the Elderly Unit, which includes a delirium room, has on patients with delirium. Methods....
- Predicting post-operative delirium in elective orthopaedic patients: the Delirium Elderly At-Risk (DEAR) instrument. Freter, Susan H.; Dunbar, Michael J.; MacLeod, Heather; Morrison, Michelle; MacKnight, Chris; Rockwood, Kenneth // Age & Ageing;Mar2005, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p169
Comments on the prediction of post-operative delirium in elective orthopedic older patients. Incidence of delirium in the older population; Factors which contributed to the incidence of delirium; Characteristics of patients.
- Delirium Superimposed on Dementia in a Community-Dwelling Managed Care Population: A 3-Year Retrospective Study of Occurrence, Costs, and Utilization. Fick, Donna M.; Kolanowski, Ann M.; Waller, Jennifer L.; Inouye, Sharon K.; Morley, John E. // Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences & Medical ;Jun2005, Vol. 60A Issue 6, p748
Background. Dementia is a growing public health problem and a well-described risk factor for delirium. Yet little is known about delirium superimposed on dementia in community-dwelling populations. The purpose of this study was to examine the 3-year occurrence, healthcare utilization, and costs...
- Behavioral and pharmacologic treatment of delirium. Jacobson, Sandra; Schreibman, Beth // American Family Physician;11/15/1997, Vol. 56 Issue 8, p2005
Deals with delirium, an acute confusional state with a fluctuating course. Diagnostic criteria for delirium due to a general medical condition; Some of the etiologies of delirium caused by medical conditions; Behavioral and pharmacologic treatment of delirium.
- Valproate Induced Hyperammonemic Delirium. MURALEEDHARAN, ANUPAMA; PALAPPALLIL, DHANYA SASIDHARAN; GANGADHAR, RENEEGA; DAS, SOUMITRA // Journal of Clinical & Diagnostic Research;Dec2015, Vol. 9 Issue 12, p1
Sodium valproate induced hyperammonaemic delirium with normal liver function tests is a relatively uncommon adverse effect. It may be mistaken for psychosis or worsening of mania leading to wrong diagnosis and improper management. Plasma ammonia levels should be monitored in all patients...
- Delirium in Hospital: an Underreported Event at Discharge. van Zyl, Louis T.; Davidson, Paul R. // Canadian Journal of Psychiatry;Sep2003, Vol. 48 Issue 8, p555
Objective: Delirium, an important event in hospital, is associated with significant mortality and morbidity. Most patients with delirium recover fully; however, when left untreated, delirium may progress to stupor, coma, or death. Delirium is less likely to resolve completely in elderly patients...