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New Johns Hopkins research suggests that critically ill patients receiving steroids in a hospital's intensive care unit (ICU) are significantly more likely to develop delirium.
New whitepaper cites delirium as a significant factor in the rate of resident and patient rehospitalizations. Cary, NC (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 Relias
When a patient gets treatment in an intensive care unit, they may come out of the ICU with an entirely different problem – cognitive impairment.
A hospital is not the best place to get a good night's sleep, especially in a noisy intensive care unit.
A first-of-its-kind program at St. Michael's Hospital lowers risk of delirium in elderly patients admitted for trauma and decreases the likelihood they will be discharged to a long-term care facility.
Delirium, a common acute condition with significant short- and long-term effects on cognition and function, should be identified as an indicator of poor long-term prognosis, prompting immediate and effective management strategies.
Patients with Alzheimer's disease who suffered episodes of delirium while hospitalized had a sharply increased rate of mental decline for up to five years after being hospitalized compared to those who did not have any such episodes.
- The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
- A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
- To mutter deliriously.