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Patients With Alcohol Problem Need Mechanical Ventilation

...y have developed symptoms of alcohol withdrawal or delirium tremens. This can help healthcare providers tailor patient care more appropriately....

Better Care Could Prevent One Third of Delirium Cases

At least one third of cases of delirium could be prevented if better systems of care were ...ctuating awareness, confusion and impaired memory, delirium contributes substantially to rates of sickness and death in the population. The condition causes con...

Common Anaesthetic Drug Can Kill Brain Cells

...nction after anaesthesia as well as scrambling and delirium that can last six hours or two weeks or months, reported the health portal HealthCentral. 'To me, a big dose of isoflurane mimics a stroke or a bang to the head, and you don't want that as a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease at any age,' said Rud...

Relationship Between Delirium and Dementia

...ed by disorientation, paranoia and hallucinations, delirium develops in 14 to 56 percent of all hospitalized s... U.S. each year. For the most part, dementia and delirium have been viewed as separate and distinct conditions. But a special section of The Journal of Geront...

Effective Cure for Alcoholism – A single dose of LS

...eriences of people on LSD and people going through delirium tremens, the psychiatrists undertook a series of experiments. They noted that delirium tremens, also know as DTs, often marked a "rock bottom" or turning point in the behavior of alcoholi...

Water Borne Diseases causing More Havoc in Mumbai

...emperature, drowsiness, diarrhoea, abdominal rash, delirium and coma. Immunization is effective and the disease is treatable with antibiotics. Read More... Cholera: Cholerais defined as an acute infectious disease, which is caused by the ingestion of foods or water that has been contaminated with the ba...

Non ventilated patients in intensive care may suffer from delirium

...ffer delirium. Also the patients who suffered from delirium also have 29% greater risk of being in the ICU for longer period and 41% of increased risk of a longer overall hospital stay. Taking the increased cost of hospitalization and medication for the people, researchers advised all the hospitals to routin...

Delirium linked to death

Researchers said that older hospital patients with delirium run a much higher risk of death than those without... or older, of whom 243 had prevalent or occasional delirium - described as possible hallucinations, disorientation, illusions, anxiety and confusion. Studying t...

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