mental confusion

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Thus, increased RT means decreased alertness and cognition which could be due to poor sleep quality as indicated by high sleep scores.
The order of assessment elements in the Nurse Dysphagia Screen allows rapid determination of any need to withhold food and fluids due to a patient's decreased alertness or cognition, speech abnormalities, or difficulties managing secretions.
Chronic users may also increase their blood sugar levels, decrease bone density, promote sleeplessness, and suffer withdrawal headaches and irritability, drowsiness, and decreased alertness when caffeine is not available.
Akerstedt, over 50% of shift workers report severe decreased alertness when on the job (2005).
You may remember that Saturday's Record reported on how undercover cops working in pubs have been told to keep an eye out for the tell-tale signs of drunkenness, including "clumsiness and loss of co-ordination" and "decreased alertness".
Some of these disorders include flashbacks, nightmares, irritability, trouble concentrating, sleeplessness and decreased alertness, all of which will eventually affect unit and individual Soldier readiness.
The clinical presentation is nonspecific and includes headache, nausea, vomiting, visual changes, decreased alertness, and seizures.
Rosen's Emergency Medicine and Mettler: Essentials of Radiology add the following indications for imaging in headache: signs and symptoms of elevated intracranial pressure (eg, papilledema); meningismus; partial seizure; nocturnal headaches that awaken the patient from sleep; increase in pain with coughing, sneezing or change in body position; sudden onset headaches that reach maximum intensity in 2 to 3 minutes; headache associated with mental status changes or decreased alertness; any new headache in an HIV-positive patient.
Avoid driving at night and straight after lunch, when many people experience decreased alertness.
A couple of altered lifestyle factors may contribute, as well: The night shift is often occasion for a sedentary work style, and decreased alertness might even affect daytime activity.
Symptoms of AA and MDS include: increased bleeding, bruising, susceptibility to infectious, lingering illness, shortness of breath, fatigue, weight loss, fever, loss of appetite, decreased alertness and unusually pale skin.
The study concluded that time of day is a significant indicator of decreased alertness and performance and that work schedule variables are important determinants of job performance, including safety-sensitive tasks.
The baby's blood sodium becomes diluted causing low body temperatures, bloating, decreased alertness, and even seizures.
Decreased alertness in midafternoon appears to be a natural phenomenon-simply part of the circadian rhythms that affect us all.
The symptoms include forgetfulness and poor concentration, a slowing of motor functions, decreased alertness, apathy, withdrawal, mood swings, diminished interest in work, and loss of sex drive.