Institute for Aging Research study finds delirium presentation predicts mortality
(Boston, Mass)The way certain patients present in the post-acute hospital setting with delirium, a common, preventable but life-threatening acute confusional state, predicts mortality, according to a study conducted by the Institute for Aging Research of Hebrew SeniorLife.
Patients with severe, ...
Newer Sedative May Reduce Delirium in ICU Patients
Dexmedetomidine might become a new standard of care, researcher says
MONDAY, Feb. 2 (HealthDay News) -- The sedative dexmedetomidine (Precedex) reduces the time patients stay on ventilators and results in less delirium
than other more commonly used drugs for patients in intensive care ...
Statins Help Prevent Delirium After Heart Surgery
Cholesterol-lowering meds seem to shield against troublesome complication, study finds
FRIDAY, Dec. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Elderly patients who take cholesterol-lowering statins before cardiac surgery may lower their chances of having postoperative delirium, a new study finds.
Cholesterol Drugs May Raise Post-Op Delirium Risk
Patients on statin medications 30% more likely to experience trouble, study finds
MONDAY, Sept. 22 (HealthDay News) -- People who are taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs -- which include Crestor, Lipitor, Pravachol and Zocor -- are more likely to suffer delirium
after surgery, a C...
Gene Tied to Post-Op Delirium in Elderly
APOE e4 variant has also been linked to Alzheimer's, researchers note
FRIDAY, Aug. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Elderly people with the apolipoprotein E (APOE) e4 gene variant -- associated with an increased risk of late-onset Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia -- are more likely to devel...
AlphaRx and Gaia BioPharma Report Positive Efficacy Results in a Pre-Clinical Trial of GAI-122 Injectable Nano-emulsion for Post-operative Delirium
GAI-122, an investigational injectable nanoemulsion formulated with
AlphaRx's proprietary drug delivery technology, providing significant
neuro-protection in multiple in vitro and in vivo studies which suggest
that this injectable nanoemulsion formulation has the potential to
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 in place according to a doctor in today’s BMJ//.
Delirium - a temporary state of acute confusion - is becoming a major burden on health care services in countries with ageing populations says Professor Jo...
Relationship Between Delirium and Dementia
Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, is one of the most devastating conditions of older age. Currently affecting nearly 7 million individuals in the U.S. and 24 million worldwide, dementia leads //to total loss of memory and the ability to function independently – making it one of people’s grea...
Alcohol and Trauma: Blood Test Gets to the Truth
...lood-alcohol level] at the time of admission is associated with higher rates of complications," Fleming said, "and strongly predict the development of delirium
Other alcohol biomarkers, such as carbohydrate deficient transferin, may be helpful in evaluating trauma patients, but more testing i...
Aurora Health Care Sponsors Education Event to Improve Care for the Elderly
...t identifies vulnerable older adults and gets them on the right track."
Sessions of the continuing medical education event include:
in Older Persons: Advancing Practice through Research
Vulnerable Elders at the Time of Transitions in Care
Using the Electric Medical Reco...
Delirium in Medical Technology
Delirium in Medical Dictionary
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Organic brain syndrome
...general, organic brain syndromes cause varying degrees of confusion, delirium
... Alternate Names: OBS; Organic mental disorder; Chronic organic ...general, organic brain syndromes cause varying extents of confusion, delirium
... Organic brain syndrome (OBS) is a general term that refers t...
...ion lead to disorientation , and can be due to various conditions, from delirium
to intoxication. Typically, disorientation is first in time, then... ...ium: Causes and symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prognosis Prevention Resources delirium
... confusion and disorientation . 4.2 Memory formation ... We hid a...
tremens is an acute episode of delirium
that is usually caused by withdrawal from alcohol...Benzodiazepines are the treatment of choice for delirium
tremens . ...
...n April 14, 2000, with an ... ARDS Foundation, charitable organization offers support to families/victims of ... Corticosterioids in ARDS . ICU delirium
& Cognitive Impairment. One Year Outcomes ... Learn about acute respiratory distress syndrome ( ARDS ) a lung condition caused by trauma...
...d in persons who ... However, withdrawal from certain drugs (benzodiazapines, alcohol ) can be fatal ... hallucinosis, Alcohol withdrawal , delirium
tremens, Korsakoff's syndrome, ... Alcohol withdrawal is physical symptoms and emotions you have if you drink ... The effects of alcohol w...
Delirium in Biological News
LSD treatment for alcoholism gets new look
...g similarities in the experiences 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...
Delirium in Biological Technology
Delirium in Biological Definition
... finally cease. The central nervous system is also profoundly affected, consciousness may be lost, and the patient falls into a comatose condition, or delirium
and convulsions may set in. All these changes can be watched in any patient suffering from an acute fever. The lower limit of temperature that man can...