Adequate management of pain is also an essential tactic in preventing or reducing the effects of acute delirium
in the infant.
2]), whose postoperative course was complicated by acute delirium
Recent studies have however challenged the reversibility of delirium showing that acute delirium
may cause long-term or even permanent cognitive deficits (Cole, Ciampi, Belzile, & Zhong, 2009).
Acute or chronic confusion occurs when a treatable illness, such as infection, brings on acute delirium
in a patient with dementia.
With that consideration in mind, influenza infection was said to cause delirium, described succinctly by a French clinician (quoted by Barry) as follows: "The mental disturbances during Influenza sometimes took the form of acute delirium
with agitation, violence, fear and erotic excitation.
Pip-eracillin/tazobactam-induced acute delirium
in a peritoneal dialysis patient.
66) After recovery from acute delirium
, cognitive assessment (eg, MMSE (67) or Montreal Cognitive Assessment (68) ) is recommended to validate current cognitive status because patients may have persistent decrement in cognitive function compared with pre-delirium condition, even after recovery from the acute episode.