delirium

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Synonyms for delirium

Synonyms for delirium

a usually brief state of excitement and mental confusion often accompanied by hallucinations

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We found dexmedetomidine to be an effective agent for providing sedation in spontaneously breathing patients, in the treatment of the clinical signs and symptoms of drug withdrawal, and in the treatment of two common postanesthesia problems: emergence delirium and postoperative shivering.
Although the degree of preoperative anxiolysis provided by melatonin may not prove to be equivalent to that of midazolam, especially at the extremes of age, melatonin is useful in decreasing emergence delirium.
Distinguishing the diagnosis of pain at emergence from emergence delirium may be difficult as the behaviours may appear similar, at least intitially, and similar pharmacological treatment options may be indicated with some urgency before the clinical distinction is made.
Recently, Sikich and Lerman (26) developed a paediatric anaesthesia emergence delirium scale incorporating cognitive-related assessment items in addition to agitation behaviours and proved its reliability and validity.
Does dexmedetomidine prevent emergence delirium in children after sevoflurane-based general anesthesia?