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2014-05-28 08:42:06

Johns Hopkins Medicine 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. Results of their research, they say, suggest minimizing the use of steroids could reduce delirium in the ICU. While it usually goes away after a few days, studies show delirium in the ICU has a long-term impact. It has been associated with worse functional recovery and cognitive impairments...

2013-11-19 23:24:16

New whitepaper cites delirium as a significant factor in the rate of resident and patient rehospitalizations. Cary, NC (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 Relias Learning, the online leader in senior care training, has released a whitepaper documenting the role of delirium in cases of rehospitalization.“A Puzzle of Prevention: Recognizing the Role of Delirium in Preventing Rehospitalization ,” discusses the effort organizations must make to better understand delirium and its impact on...

ICU Visits Lead To Alzheimer's-Like Symptoms
2013-10-03 10:36:03

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When a patient gets treatment in an intensive care unit, they may come out of the ICU with an entirely different problem – cognitive impairment. According to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine, 74 percent of trips to the ICU for respiratory failure, cardiogenic shock or septic shock result in some kind of delirium – a sign of developing a dementia-like brain disease that could persist for up to a year after the...

2013-02-20 14:35:41

Delirium can lead to short- and long-term confusion and memory problems A hospital is not the best place to get a good night's sleep, especially in a noisy intensive care unit. It's a cause for concern because studies have shown that a lack of sleep can cause patients to experience delirium–an altered mental state that may delay their recovery and lead to short and long-term confusion and memory problems. A team of doctors, nurses, psychologists and pharmacists in the medical...

2012-11-14 15:09:58

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. The Geriatric Trauma Consultation Service is a program where every patient over 60 admitted to the trauma service is seen by a member of the geriatric team within 72 hours. This is a big change from previous practice, where only 4 per cent of elderly patients admitted to trauma were seen...

2012-09-18 22:49:51

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, according to the authors of a new systematic evidence review. "Delirium is extremely common among older adults in intensive care units and is not uncommon in other hospital units and in nursing homes, but too often it's ignored or accepted as inevitable. Delirium...

2012-08-21 12:39:44

Study suggests prevention strategies are critical 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, according to a study by researchers at The Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. The paper, published today in the Archives of Internal Medicine, noted...


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  • A stinking tobacco.
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