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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072724/fatal-antiphospholipid-syndrome-following-endoscopic-transnasal-transsphenoidal-surgery-for-a-pituitary-tumor-a-case-report
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Chiao-Zhu Li, Chiao-Ching Li, Chih-Chuan Hsieh, Meng-Chi Lin, Dueng-Yuan Hueng, Feng-Chen Liu, Yuan-Hao Chen
INTRODUCTION: The fatal type of antiphospholipid syndrome is a rare but life-threating condition. It may be triggered by surgery or infection. Endoscopic transnasal-transsphenoidal surgery is a common procedure for pituitary tumor. We report a catastrophic case of a young woman died of fatal antiphospholipid syndrome following endoscopic transnasal-transsphenoidal surgery. METHODS AND RESULT: A 31-year-old woman of a history of stroke received endoscopic transnasal-transsphenoidal surgery for a pituitary tumor...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065176/behavioural-and-psychological-symptoms-in-general-hospital-patients-with-dementia-distress-for-nursing-staff-and-complications-in-care-results-of-the-general-hospital-study
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J B Hessler, M Schäufele, I Hendlmeier, M N Junge, S Leonhardt, J Weber, H Bickel
AIMS: Little is known about how behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) manifest in the general hospital. The aim was to examine the frequency of BPSD in general hospitals and their associations with nursing staff distress and complications in care. METHODS: Cross-sectional representative study with 1469 patients aged ≥65, including 270 patients with dementia, of 33 randomly selected general hospitals in Germany. BPSD and complications were reported by nurses...
January 9, 2017: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061873/prophylactic-melatonin-for-delirium-in-intensive-care-pro-medic-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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F Eduardo Martinez, Matthew Anstey, Andrew Ford, Brigit Roberts, Miranda Hardie, Robert Palmer, Lynn Choo, David Hillman, Michael Hensley, Erin Kelty, Kevin Murray, Bhajan Singh, Bradley Wibrow
BACKGROUND: Delirium is an acute state of brain dysfunction characterised by fluctuating inattention and cognitive disturbances, usually due to illness. It occurs commonly in the intensive care unit (ICU), and it is associated with greater morbidity and mortality. It is likely that disturbances of sleep and of the day-night cycle play a significant role. Melatonin is a naturally occurring, safe and cheap hormone that can be administered to improve sleep. The main aim of this trial will be to determine whether prophylactic melatonin administered to critically ill adults, when compared with placebo, decreases the rate of delirium...
January 6, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041541/-electroconvulsive-therapy-is-efficient-in-treating-cotard-s-syndrome
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Tatiana Mamaeva, Ditte Sigaard Christensen, Connie Thurøe Nielsen
Cotard's syndrome is a rare psychiatric disorder characterized by nihilistic delusions in which the patient is convinced that death has occurred or the internal organs have perished. The treatment of Cotard's syndrome requires monotherapy or combination therapy with antidepressants, antipsychotics, mood-stabilizing drugs or electroconvulsive treatment (ECT). We describe a woman with severe depression and Cotard's syndrome who responded well to ECT. This case is not only an example of a patient with Cotard's syndrome, but also an example of how quickly and severely a delirium can develop...
December 19, 2016: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013104/the-impact-of-nursing-delirium-preventive-innterventions-in-the-intensive-care-unit-underpin-icu-a-study-protocol-for-a-multi-centre-stepped-wedge-randomized-controlled-trial
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Annelies Wassenaar, Paul Rood, Lisette Schoonhoven, Steven Teerenstra, Marieke Zegers, Peter Pickkers, Mark van den Boogaard
BACKGROUND: Delirium is a common disorder in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients and is associated with serious short- and long-term consequences, including re-intubations, ICU readmissions, prolonged ICU and hospital stay, persistent cognitive problems, and higher mortality rates. Considering the high incidence of delirium and its consequences, prevention of delirium is imperative. This study focuses on a program of standardized nursing and physical therapy interventions to prevent delirium in the ICU, called UNDERPIN-ICU (nUrsiNg DEliRium Preventive INterventions in the ICU)...
December 8, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008258/incidence-risk-factors-and-phenomenological-characteristics-of-postoperative-delirium-in-patients-receiving-intravenous-patient-controlled-analgesia-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Yao Tsung Lin, Kuo Mao Lan, Li-Kai Wang, Chin-Chen Chu, Su-Zhen Wu, Chia-Yu Chang, Jen-Yin Chen
BACKGROUND: Intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (IVPCA) is a common method of relieving pain which is a risk factor of postoperative delirium (POD). However, research concerning POD in IVPCA patients is limited. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine the incidence, risk factors, and phenomenological characteristics of POD in patients receiving IVPCA. METHODS: A prospective, cohort study was conducted in post-general anesthesia IVPCA patients aged ≥60 years...
2016: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999490/predictors-for-post-stroke-delirium-outcome
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Zikrija Dostovic, Ernestina Dostovic, Dzevdet Smajlovic, Omer C Ibrahimagic, Leila Avdic, Elvir Becirovic
BACKGROUND: There have been only a small number of studies that have evaluated the outcome of post-stroke delirium. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of gender, age, stroke localization, delirium severity, previous illnesses, associated medical complications on delirium outcome as well as, to determine effects of delirium on cognitive functioning one year after stroke. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Comprehensive neuropsychological assessments were performed within the first week of stroke onset, at hospital discharge, and followed-up for 3, 6 and 12 months after stroke...
October 2016: Materia Socio-medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974719/acetylcholinesterase-activity-measurement-and-clinical-features-of-delirium
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Thomas A Jackson, Hannah C Moorey, Bart Sheehan, Alasdair M J Maclullich, John R Gladman, Janet M Lord
AIMS: Cholinergic deficiency is commonly implicated in the pathophysiology of delirium. We aimed to investigate the relationship between directly measured serum acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity and (1) clinical features of delirium and (2) outcomes among older hospital patients with delirium. METHODS: Hospitalised patients with delirium were recruited, and delirium motor subtype, severity and duration of delirium were measured. Serum AChE activity was measured using a colorimetric assay...
December 15, 2016: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964751/neurotoxicity-and-nephrotoxicity-caused-by-combined-use-of-lithium-and-risperidone-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Chih-Wei Hsu, Yu Lee, Chun-Yi Lee, Pao-Yen Lin
BACKGROUND: Combination lithium, a mood stabilizer, and risperidone, an atypical antipsychotic drug, is widely used for treatment of psychotic disorders. Rare reports concern severe adverse drug reaction in multiple organic systems with their combined use. We report two episodes of neurotoxicity and nephrotoxicity in a patient following the combined use of lithium and risperidone. CASE PRESENTATION: A 55-year-old male had a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder at the age of 51...
December 14, 2016: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943245/variability-of-delirium-motor-subtype-scale-defined-delirium-motor-subtypes-in-elderly-adults-with-hip-fracture-a-longitudinal-study
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Rikie M Scholtens, Barbara C van Munster, Dimitrios Adamis, Annemarieke de Jonghe, David J Meagher, Sophia E J A de Rooij
OBJECTIVES: To examine changes in motor subtype profile in individuals with delirium. DESIGN: Observational, longitudinal study; substudy of a multicenter, randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Departments of surgery and orthopedics, Academic Medical Center and Tergooi Hospital, the Netherlands. PARTICIPANTS: Elderly adults acutely admitted for hip fracture surgery who developed delirium according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, for 2 days or longer (n = 76, aged 86...
December 9, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940456/perioperative-cognitive-protection
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C Brown, S Deiner
There is significant evidence that many older surgical patients experience at least a transient decrease in cognitive function. Although there is still equipoise regarding the degree, duration, and mechanism of cognitive dysfunction, there is a concurrent need to provide best-practice clinical evidence. The two major cognitive disorders seen after surgery are postoperative delirium and postoperative cognitive dysfunction. Delirium is a public health problem; millions of dollars are spent annually on delirium-related medical resource use and prolonged hospital stays...
December 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932700/predictors-of-enteral-tube-feeding-in-hospitalized-older-adults
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Milton Roberto Furst Crenitte, Thiago Junqueira Avelino-Silva, Daniel Apolinario, Jose Antonio Esper Curiati, Flavia Campora, Wilson Jacob-Filho
BACKGROUND: Despite general recognition that enteral tube feeding (ETF) is frequently employed in long-term care facilities and patients with dementia, remarkably little research has determined which factors are associated with its use in acutely ill older adults. In this study, we aimed to investigate determinants of ETF introduction in hospitalized older adults. METHODS: We examined a retrospective cohort of acutely ill patients, aged 60 years and older, admitted to a university hospital's geriatric ward from 2014-2015, in São Paulo, Brazil...
December 8, 2016: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924753/referral-criteria-for-outpatient-specialty-palliative-cancer-care-an-international-consensus
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David Hui, Masanori Mori, Sharon M Watanabe, Augusto Caraceni, Florian Strasser, Tiina Saarto, Nathan Cherny, Paul Glare, Stein Kaasa, Eduardo Bruera
Although outpatient specialty palliative-care clinics improve outcomes, there is no consensus on who should be referred or the optimal timing for referral. In response to this issue, we did a Delphi study to develop consensus on a list of criteria for referral of patients with advanced cancer at secondary or tertiary care hospitals to outpatient palliative care. 60 international experts (26 from North America, 19 from Asia and Australia, and 11 from Europe) on palliative cancer care rated 39 needs-based criteria and 22 time-based criteria in three iterative rounds...
December 2016: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923397/pharmacological-interventions-for-delirium-in-intensive-care-patients-a-protocol-for-an-overview-of-reviews
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Marija Barbateskovic, Laura Krone Larsen, Marie Oxenbøll-Collet, Janus Christian Jakobsen, Anders Perner, Jørn Wetterslev
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of delirium in intensive care unit (ICU) patients is high. Delirium has been associated with morbidity and mortality including more ventilator days, longer ICU stay, increased long-term mortality and cognitive impairment. Thus, the burden of delirium for patients, relatives and societies is considerable. Today, reviews of randomised clinical trials are produced in large scales sometimes making it difficult to get an overview of the available evidence. A preliminary search identified several reviews investigating the effects of pharmacological interventions for the management and prevention of delirium in ICU patients...
December 7, 2016: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922747/frailty-and-subsequent-disability-and-mortality-among-patients-with-critical-illness
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Nathan E Brummel, Susan P Bell, Timothy D Girard, Pratik P Pandharipande, James C Jackson, Alessandro Morandi, Jennifer L Thompson, Rameela Chandrasekhar, Gordon R Bernard, Robert S Dittus, Thomas M Gill, E Wesley Ely
INTRODUCTION The prevalence of frailty (diminished physiologic reserve) and its effect on outcomes for those ≥18 years old with critical illness is unclear. We hypothesized greater frailty would be associated with subsequent mortality, disability, and cognitive impairment, regardless of age. METHODS At enrollment, we measured frailty using the Clinical Frailty Scale (CFS, range 1 [very fit] to 7 [severely frail]). At 3 and 12 months post-discharge, we assessed vital status, instrumental and basic activities of daily living (IADLs and BADLs), and cognition...
December 6, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922474/embracing-a-nurse-driven-alcohol-withdrawal-protocol-through-quality-improvement
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John Barrett, Maria Jansen, April Cooper, Matthew Felbinger, Faith Waters
BACKGROUND: Alcohol withdrawal can lead to severe complications including seizures, delirium tremens, and death if not treated appropriately. Nurses are critical to the safety and outcomes of these patients. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this retrospective study was to determine if nursing education on a community hospital's alcohol withdrawal protocol led to improved nursing compliance. METHODS: This is a quality improvement project involving a two-part retrospective review-an initial needs assessment followed by nursing education and a subsequent posteducation retrospective review...
October 2016: Journal of Addictions Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918778/efficacy-of-oral-risperidone-haloperidol-or-placebo-for-symptoms-of-delirium-among-patients-in-palliative-care-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Meera R Agar, Peter G Lawlor, Stephen Quinn, Brian Draper, Gideon A Caplan, Debra Rowett, Christine Sanderson, Janet Hardy, Brian Le, Simon Eckermann, Nicola McCaffrey, Linda Devilee, Belinda Fazekas, Mark Hill, David C Currow
Importance: Antipsychotics are widely used for distressing symptoms of delirium, but efficacy has not been established in placebo-controlled trials in palliative care. Objective: To determine efficacy of risperidone or haloperidol relative to placebo in relieving target symptoms of delirium associated with distress among patients receiving palliative care. Design, Setting, and Participants: A double-blind, parallel-arm, dose-titrated randomized clinical trial was conducted at 11 Australian inpatient hospice or hospital palliative care services between August 13, 2008, and April 2, 2014, among participants with life-limiting illness, delirium, and a delirium symptoms score (sum of Nursing Delirium Screening Scale behavioral, communication, and perceptual items) of 1 or more...
January 1, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917740/delirium-superimposed-on-dementia-phenomenological-differences-between-patients-with-and-without-behavioral-and-psychological-symptoms-of-dementia-in-a-specialized-delirium-unit
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Jennifer Abengaña, Mei Sian Chong, Laura Tay
BACKGROUND: Overlap between neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia and delirium complicates diagnosis of delirium superimposed on dementia (DSD). This study sought to examine differences in delirium presentation and outcomes between DSD patients with and without pre-existing behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study of older adults with DSD admitted to a specialized delirium unit (December 2010-August 2012)...
December 5, 2016: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910808/magnesium-and-depression
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Anna Serefko, Aleksandra Szopa, Ewa Poleszak
Magnesium is one of the most important elements in the human body and is involved in a number of biochemical processes crucial for the proper functioning of the cardiovascular, alimentary, endocrine, and osteoarticular systems. It also plays a vital modulatory role in brain biochemistry, influencing several neurotransmission pathways associated with the development of depression. Personality changes, including apathy, depression, agitation, confusion, anxiety, and delirium are observed when there is a deficiency of this element...
March 1, 2016: Magnesium Research: Official Organ of the International Society for the Development of Research on Magnesium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907964/critical-care-neurology-perspective-on-delirium
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Matthew B Maas, Andrew M Naidech
The evidence linking delirium to poor outcomes after critical illness is compelling, including higher mortality, prolonged mechanical ventilation, longer length of intensive care unit stay, and long-term cognitive impairments. The attitude toward delirium in the neurologic community is shifting away from viewing it as an unmodifiable, inevitable consequence of severe illness to treating it is as a neurologic emergency, akin to seizures or encephalitis. Delirium, like other manifestations of critical illness encephalopathy, is an organ dysfunction syndrome...
December 2016: Seminars in Neurology
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