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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639340/impact-of-frailty-and-residual-subsyndromal-delirium-on-1-year-functional-recovery-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Justin Chew, Wee Shiong Lim, Mei Sian Chong, Yew Yoong Ding, Laura Tay
AIM: To investigate the association between frailty and incomplete delirium recovery at discharge (residual subsyndromal delirium [RSSD]), and to examine the mediating role of RSSD in the relationship between frailty and functional recovery at 12 months post-delirium. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study of 234 individuals aged ≥65 years admitted to a specialized delirium unit. A 20-item frailty index was derived using items from a comprehensive geriatric assessment...
June 22, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625252/-cerebral-injury-induced-by-heat-stroke-and-the-therapeutic-effect-of-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy
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Xiaoxiao Ni, Zhifeng Liu, Qiuyou Xie, Huasheng Tong, Lei Su, Ronghao Yu
With the global warming, the incidence of heat stroke was significantly higher than before. Severe heat stroke has a high mortality, high morbidity and consolidated central nervous system injury characteristics. The main features of severe heat stroke cerebral injury include cognitive impairment, delirium, convulsions and coma. Its mechanism is related with heat shock induced cerebral tissue ischemia and hypoxia, vascular dysfunction, secondary cascade inflammation and so on. Currently, the main treatment of heat stroke cerebral injury is the hypothermia therapy, dehydration for the reduction of intracranial pressure, naloxone and other cerebral protection and nutrition treatments...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622209/the-forgotten-treatment-of-alcohol-withdrawal-delirium-with-electroconvulsive-therapy-successful-use-in-a-very-prolonged-and-severe-case
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Laura Kranaster, Suna Su Aksay, Jan Malte Bumb, Christoph Janke, Alexander Sartorius
OBJECTIVE: Alcohol withdrawal delirium (AWD) is a notorious complication in alcohol withdrawal. Usually, the symptomatic treatment is efficacious; however, some patients show treatment resistance or a prolonged course of AWD. METHOD: We report the case of a patient with a prolonged and severest form of AWD. Even 11 weeks after admission, he received approximately 100 mg diazepam per week to manage the symptoms of withdrawal delirium. RESULTS: A treatment course of electroconvulsive therapy was initiated, which allowed a complete tapering off of benzodiazepines during electroconvulsive therapy without adverse effects...
June 16, 2017: Clinical Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618293/pilot-prospective-study-of-post-surgery-sleep-and-eeg-predictors-of-post-operative-delirium
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Joanna L Evans, Jacob W Nadler, Xavier A Preud'homme, Eric Fang, Rommie L Daughtry, Joseph B Chapman, David Attarian, Samuel Wellman, Andrew D Krystal
OBJECTIVE: Delirium is a common post-operative complication associated with significant costs, morbidity, and mortality. We sought sleep/EEG predictors of delirium present prior to delirium symptoms to facilitate developing and targeting therapies. METHODS: Continuous EEG data were obtained in 12 patients post-orthopedic surgery from the day of surgery until delirium assessment on post-operative day 2 (POD2). RESULTS: Diminished total sleep time (r=-0...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617376/-postoperative-cerebral-dysfunction
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N V Tsygan, M M Odinak, G G Khubulava, V N Tsygan, A S Peleshok, R V Andreev, E S Kurasov, I V Litvinenko
AIM: To study the structure, risk factors and methods of prevention of postoperative brain dysfunction on the example of coronary artery bypass surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 77 patients who undergone elective coronary artery bypass surgery at the beating heart (22 patients) or with cardiopulmonary bypass (55 patients, including 24 patients, who received cerebroprotective treatment with cytoflavin in the preoperative period)...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611642/a-case-report-of-severe-delirium-after-amantadine-withdrawal
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Franz Marxreiter, Jürgen Winkler, Martin Uhl, Dominik Madžar
Amantadine is frequently used in addition to dopaminergic substances like dopamine agonists or L-Dopa in advanced Parkinson disease (PD). However, adverse effects like hallucinations limit its use. PD patients developing severe psychotic symptoms upon treatment with either dopaminergic substances and/or amantadine need to stop intake of any psychotropic substance. Here, we report the case of a 71-year-old PD patient without previously known cognitive impairment. He presented with drug-induced psychotic symptoms due to changes in his therapeutic regimen (increase in COMT inhibitors, newly introduced MAO B inhibitors)...
January 2017: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603629/anticholinergic-drug-exposure-is-associated-with-delirium-and-postdischarge-institutionalization-in-acutely-ill-hospitalized-older-patients
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Angelique Egberts, Saskia T van der Craats, Melissa D van Wijk, Shams Alkilabe, Patricia M L A van den Bemt, Francesco U S Mattace-Raso
Several studies investigated the possible association between anticholinergic drugs and diverse clinical outcomes in older persons, but the results are inconsistent. The aim of this study was to investigate whether anticholinergic drug exposure is associated with delirium on admission, length of hospital stay, postdischarge institutionalization and in-hospital mortality in acutely ill hospitalized older patients. In this observational chart review study, we included acutely ill patients aged 65 and older who were admitted to the geriatric ward of the Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, between 2012 and 2015 (n = 905)...
June 2017: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592789/are-sutureless-aortic-valves-suitable-for-severe-high-risk-patients-suffering-from-active-infective-aortic-valve-endocarditis
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Alexander Weymann, Johanna Konertz, Michael Laule, Karl Stangl, Pascal M Dohmen
BACKGROUND Sutureless aortic valves were introduced to facilitate minimally invasive aortic valve surgery. Since sutureless aortic valves are a feasible procedure, we evaluated if any benefits could be identified in severe high-risk patients with active infective endocarditis of the aortic valve. MATERIAL AND METHODS Between April 2014 and April 2015, a total of 42 patients received a sutureless Perceval® aortic valve (Sorin Biomedica Cardio Srl, Saluggia, Italy) for different indications. Nine of these patients (median age 71 years, range 47-83 years) suffered from active infective endocarditis, including four patients with prosthetic aortic valve endocarditis...
June 8, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585095/a-clinical-review-of-inhalation-anesthesia-with-sevoflurane-from-early-research-to-emerging-topics
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Jorge D Brioni, Shane Varughese, Raza Ahmed, Berthold Bein
A large number of studies during the past two decades have demonstrated the efficacy and safety of sevoflurane across patient populations. Clinical researchers have also investigated the effects of sevoflurane, its hemodynamic characteristics, its potential protective effects on several organ systems, and the incidence of delirium and cognitive deficiency. This review examines the clinical profiles of sevoflurane and other anesthetic agents, and focuses upon emerging topics such as organ protection, postoperative cognitive deficiency and delirium, and novel ways to improve postanesthesia outcomes...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583731/risk-factors-for-postoperative-delirium-in-patients-undergoing-vascular-surgery
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George C Galyfos, Georgios E Geropapas, Argiri Sianou, Fragiska Sigala, Konstantinos Filis
OBJECTIVE: Postoperative delirium (PODE) remains a common complication after vascular surgery procedures although the exact pathogenesis remains unclear, mainly because of its multifactorial character. The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate pooled data on potential risk factors for PODE in patients undergoing vascular surgery procedures. METHODS: A systematic literature review was conducted conforming to established criteria to identify eligible articles published from 1990 to 2016...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562167/previously-identified-common-post-injury-adverse-events-in-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-validation-of-existing-literature-and-relation-to-selected-potentially-modifiable-comorbidities-a-prospective-canadian-cohort-study
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Travis E Marion, Carly S Rivers, Dilnur Kurban, Christiana L Cheng, Nader Fallah, Juliet Batke, Marcel F Dvorak, Charles G Fisher, Brian K Kwon, Vanessa K Noonan, John Street
Adverse events (AEs) are common during care in patients with traumatic spinal cord injury (tSCI). Increased risk of AEs is linked to patient factors including pre--existing comorbidities. Our aim was to examine the relationships between patient factors and common post--injury AEs, and identify potentially modifiable comorbidities. Adults with tSCI admitted at a Level I acute specialized spine centre between 2006--2014 who were included in the Rick Hansen SCI Registry (RHSCIR) and had AE data collected using the Spine Adverse Events Severity (SAVES) system were included...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559128/performance-of-the-modified-richmond-agitation-sedation-scale-in-identifying-delirium-in-older-emergency-department-patients
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Florian F Grossmann, Wolfgang Hasemann, Reto W Kressig, Roland Bingisser, Christian H Nickel
BACKGROUND: Delirium in older emergency department (ED) patients is associated with severe negative patient outcomes and its detection is challenging for ED clinicians. ED clinicians need easy tools for delirium detection. We aimed to test the performance criteria of the modified Richmond Agitation Sedation Scale (mRASS) in identifying delirium in older ED patients. METHODS: The mRASS was applied to a sample of consecutive ED patients aged 65 or older by specially trained nurses during an 11-day period in November 2015...
May 22, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555781/high-c-reactive-protein-predicts-delirium-incidence-duration-and-feature-severity-after-major-noncardiac-surgery
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Sarinnapha M Vasunilashorn, Simon T Dillon, Sharon K Inouye, Long H Ngo, Tamara G Fong, Richard N Jones, Thomas G Travison, Eva M Schmitt, David C Alsop, Steven D Freedman, Steven E Arnold, Eran D Metzger, Towia A Libermann, Edward R Marcantonio
OBJECTIVES: To examine associations between the inflammatory marker C-reactive protein (CRP) measured preoperatively and on postoperative day 2 (POD2) and delirium incidence, duration, and feature severity. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Two academic medical centers. PARTICIPANTS: Adults aged 70 and older undergoing major noncardiac surgery (N = 560). MEASUREMENTS: Plasma CRP was measured using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
May 26, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553757/motor-disturbances-in-elderly-medical-inpatients-and-their-relationship-to-delirium
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Dimitrios Adamis, Geraldine McCarthy, Edmond O'Mahony, David Meagher
Motor disturbances in delirious patients are common, but their relationship to cognition and severity of illness has not been studied. We examined motor subtypes in an older age inpatient population, their relationship to clinical variables including delirium, and their association with 1-year mortality in a prospective study, using the Confusion Assessment Method, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II, Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), Barthel Index, and Delirium Rating Scale-Revised 98 (DRS-R98)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553701/opioid-antagonists-with-minimal-sedation-for-opioid-withdrawal
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REVIEW
Linda Gowing, Robert Ali, Jason M White
BACKGROUND: Managed withdrawal is a necessary step prior to drug-free treatment or as the endpoint of long-term substitution treatment. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of opioid antagonists plus minimal sedation for opioid withdrawal. Comparators were placebo as well as more established approaches to detoxification, such as tapered doses of methadone, adrenergic agonists, buprenorphine and symptomatic medications. SEARCH METHODS: We updated our searches of the following databases to December 2016: CENTRAL, MEDLINE, Embase, PsycINFO and Web of Science...
May 29, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547318/a-systematic-review-of-alpha-2-agonists-for-sedation-in-mechanically-ventilated-neurocritical-care-patients
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Alexandre Tran, Henrietta Blinder, Brian Hutton, Shane W English
The use of sedative medications is commonplace in intensive care units (ICUs) and an invaluable clinical tool for the intensive care physician. Sedation for critically ill, mechanically ventilated patients provides an opportunity to reduce anxiety, discomfort as well as ventilator intolerance and dyssynchrony. Alpha-2 agonists in particular have become increasingly popular for use in the neurocritical care population due to their proposed effectiveness in facilitating examinations and procedures as well as reducing the need for adjunctive agents...
May 25, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539958/cognitive-impairment-and-psychological-distress-at-discharge-from-intensive-care-unit
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Chi Ryang Chung, Hye Jin Yoo, Jinkyeong Park, Seunghyong Ryu
This study aimed to investigate cognitive impairment and psychological distress of critically ill patients at discharge from intensive care unit (ICU). This study included 30 critically ill patients who had neither pre-existing dementia nor ongoing delirium. At ICU discharge, they performed a screening test for cognitive impairment (Mini-Cog test) and completed questionnaires for depression (Patient Health Questionnaire-2, PHQ-2) and for 4 stressful experiences during ICU stay including nightmares, severe anxiety or panic, severe pain, and trouble to breathe or feeling of suffocation (Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome 14-Question Inventory, PTSS-14 Part A)...
May 2017: Psychiatry Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533746/intraoperative-frontal-alpha-band-power-correlates-with-preoperative-neurocognitive-function-in-older-adults
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Charles M Giattino, Jacob E Gardner, Faris M Sbahi, Kenneth C Roberts, Mary Cooter, Eugene Moretti, Jeffrey N Browndyke, Joseph P Mathew, Marty G Woldorff, Miles Berger
Each year over 16 million older Americans undergo general anesthesia for surgery, and up to 40% develop postoperative delirium and/or cognitive dysfunction (POCD). Delirium and POCD are each associated with decreased quality of life, early retirement, increased 1-year mortality, and long-term cognitive decline. Multiple investigators have thus suggested that anesthesia and surgery place severe stress on the aging brain, and that patients with less ability to withstand this stress will be at increased risk for developing postoperative delirium and POCD...
2017: Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533149/prevalence-and-characteristics-of-catatonia-on-admission-to-an-acute-geriatric-psychiatry-ward
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Jorge Cuevas-Esteban, Maria Iglesias-González, Maria Rubio-Valera, Jordi Serra-Mestres, Antoni Serrano-Blanco, Luisa Baladon
BACKGROUND: This study aims to describe the prevalence of catatonia in a population of older acute psychiatric inpatients according to different diagnostic criteria. Secondary objectives are: to compare the catatonic symptom profile, prevalence, and severity, in respect to the underlying aetiology, and to evaluate the association between catatonic and somatic comorbidity. METHODS: The study included 106 patients admitted to an acute geriatric psychiatry ward. Catatonia was assessed using the Bush Francis Catatonia Rating Scale (BFCRS)...
May 19, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525512/parecoxib-supplementation-to-morphine-analgesia-decreases-incidence-of-delirium-in-elderly-patients-after-hip-or-knee-replacement-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Dong-Liang Mu, Da-Zhi Zhang, Dong-Xin Wang, Geng Wang, Chun-Jing Li, Zhao-Ting Meng, Ya-Wei Li, Chao Liu, Xue-Ying Li
BACKGROUND: Severe pain and high-dose opioids are both associated with increased risk of postoperative delirium. The authors investigated whether parecoxib-supplemented IV morphine analgesia could decrease the incidence of delirium in elderly patients after total hip or knee replacement surgery. METHODS: In a randomized, double-blind, 2-center trial, patients of 60 years or older who underwent elective total hip or knee replacement surgery were assigned in a 1:1 ratio to receive either parecoxib (40 mg at the end of surgery and then every 12 hours for 3 days) or placebo (normal saline)...
June 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
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