The main outcome measure was delirium at admission, as identified by trained nurse reviewers. ... Delirium at admission was identified in 2,343 (8.5%) patients in the derivation cohort and 882 (7.0%) patients in the confirmation cohort.
A large proportion of inpatients have delirium, but in most, it goes unrecognized. ... Huang said. “Either way, the study demonstrated that delirium can be prevented in some patients.”.
The reference standard assessment found that 21% of patients had delirium, and of these, 88% had hypoactive or normal psychomotor features. ... Twenty-four percent of patients were found to have delirium, according to the 3D-CAM.
Preventing delirium in the ICU doesn't have to involve sophisticated medical interventions. ... The ABCDEF bundle (Awakening and Breathing Coordination to free patients from sedation and mechanical ventilation, Choosing drugs to reduce risk of delirium,
ICU patients who took statins had lower risk of delirium than those not on the drugs, according to a recent retrospective study. ... Previous research on the effect of statins on delirium prevention has had mixed results, the study authors noted.
Delirium is common among older hospitalized patients and can lead to poor outcomes. ... But it does not make a diagnosis of delirium in patients with underlying dementia.
One review focused on use of antipsychotics for the prevention of delirium and included 14 randomized controlled trials. ... For second-generation antipsychotics, there was limited evidence supporting lower delirium incidence in the postoperative setting.
Results were published online May 7 by Critical Care Medicine. Seventy-seven percent of patients (n=588) developed delirium. ... Prehospital statin use had no association with delirium, regardless of sepsis or study day.
Correct answer: E. Lorazepam. The most appropriate treatment is lorazepam for delirium tremens syndrome. ... Correct answer: C. Delirium. The most likely diagnosis is delirium. Delirium is an acute state of confusion that may manifest as a reduced level
Researchers developed and validated a new measure of delirium severity, called the CAM-S, to quantify delirium at the bedside. ... However, they concluded that CAM-S effectively measured delirium severity in older adults and had strong associations with