delirium

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Synonyms for delirium

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

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Adequate management of pain is also an essential tactic in preventing or reducing the effects of acute delirium in the infant.
As another example, when underlying trauma, intracranial hemorrhage, or mass is a possibility in acute delirium, urgent head CT is appropriate.
Management of acute delirium in hospitalized elderly: a process improvement project.
Antispychotics also are less-than-ideal agents for treatment of agitation associated with acute delirium after traumatic brain injury or from alcohol withdrawal, she added.
We report a case of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy occurring in a 70-year-old female following elective coronary artery bypass surgery and bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement for severe aortic valve stenosis (aortic valve area of 0.44 [cm.sup.2]), whose postoperative course was complicated by acute delirium. There was no preoperative cognitive impairment; hypothyroidism was her only medical comorbidity.
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." Less commonly, "The main symptom was of a depressive nature ...
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