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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320026/-alcohol-withdrawal-and-its-major-complications
#1
Klaus Junghanns, Tilman Wetterling
Delirium tremens is one of the most common complications of alcohol withdrawal. It is potentially lethal and therefore should be detected as early as possible and be monitored and treated intensively. The assessment of risk factors with the Luebeck Alcohol-Withdrawal Risk Scale short form (LARS-11) can help to predict the risk of severe withdrawal adequately. As delirium cannot be differentiated from Wernicke-Encephalopathy with sufficient certainty high parenteral doses of Vitamin B1 and Magnesium orally should be given in case of any severe withdrawal symptoms...
March 2017: Fortschritte der Neurologie-Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320006/in-patients-receiving-palliative-care-risperidone-or-haloperidol-increased-delirium-symptoms-vs-placebo
#2
Justin Lee, Anne Holbrook
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 21, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318209/end-of-life-care-managing-common-symptoms
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REVIEW
Ross H Albert
Physicians should be proficient at managing symptoms as patients progress through the dying process. When possible, proactive regimens that prevent symptoms should be used, because it is generally easier to prevent than to treat an acute symptom. As swallowing function diminishes, medications are typically administered sublingually, transdermally, or via rectal suppository. Opiates are the medication of choice for the control of pain and dyspnea, which are common symptoms in the dying process. Delirium and agitation may be caused by reversible etiologies, which should be identified and treated when feasible...
March 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141603/prevention-and-management-of-postoperative-delirium-in-elderly-patients-following-elective-spinal-surgery
#4
Alireza K Nazemi, Anirudh K Gowd, Jonathan J Carmouche, Stephen L Kates, Todd J Albert, Caleb J Behrend
STUDY DESIGN: This study is a systematic review. OBJECTIVE: Propose an evidence-based algorithm for prevention, diagnosis, and management of postoperative delirium in geriatric patients undergoing elective spine surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Delirium is associated with longer stays after elective surgery, increased risk of readmission, and $6.9 billion annually in medical costs. Early diagnosis and treatment of delirium can reduce length of stay (LOS), in-hospital morbidity, and health care costs...
April 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923397/pharmacological-interventions-for-delirium-in-intensive-care-patients-a-protocol-for-an-overview-of-reviews
#5
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/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/27893294/management-of-multifactorial-infant-delirium-with-intravenous-haloperidol-in-the-setting-of-over-sedation-and-poor-enteral-absorption
#7
Erin F Carlton, Madeline K Mahowald, Nasuh Malas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 28, 2016: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881149/antipsychotic-prescribing-patterns-during-and-after-critical-illness-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Jason E Tomichek, Joanna L Stollings, Pratik P Pandharipande, Rameela Chandrasekhar, E Wesley Ely, Timothy D Girard
BACKGROUND: Antipsychotics are used to treat delirium in the intensive care unit (ICU) despite unproven efficacy. We hypothesized that atypical antipsychotic treatment in the ICU is a risk factor for antipsychotic prescription at discharge, a practice that might increase risk since long-term use is associated with increased mortality. METHODS: After excluding patients on antipsychotics prior to admission, we examined antipsychotic use in a prospective cohort of ICU patients with acute respiratory failure and/or shock...
November 24, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858832/comparing-dexmedetomidine-with-haloperidol-for-the-treatment-of-hyperactive-delirium-in-nonintubated-icu-patients
#9
Bryan Dotson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850518/880-evaluation-of-continuous-infusion-haloperidol-for-refractory-agitation-delirium-in-icu-patients
#10
Beatrice Adams, Kevin Ferguson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830365/haloperidol-prophylaxis-for-preventing-aggravation-of-postoperative-delirium-in-elderly-patients-a-randomized-open-label-prospective-trial
#11
Shinji Fukata, Yasuji Kawabata, Ken Fujishiro, Yuichi Kitagawa, Kojiro Kuroiwa, Hirotoshi Akiyama, Marie Takemura, Masahiko Ando, Hideyuki Hattori
PURPOSES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the early administration haloperidol in preventing the aggravation of postoperative delirium in elderly patients. METHODS: A total of 201 patients (age ≥75 years) who underwent elective surgery were enrolled. The patients were divided into two groups: the intervention group (n = 101) received prophylactic haloperidol (5 mg); the control group (n = 100) did not. Haloperidol was administered daily during postoperative days 0-5 to the patients who presented with NEECHAM scores of 20-24 when measured at 18:00...
November 9, 2016: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747805/haloperidol-use-among-elderly-patients-undergoing-surgery-a-retrospective-1-year-study-in-a-hospital-population
#12
Harmke Nijboer, Geert Lefeber, Alidair McLullich, Barbara van Munster
BACKGROUND: Haloperidol, frequently used for delirium, can lead to serious side effects, of which QTc prolongation is the most worrisome since it is associated with an increased risk of fatal cardiac arrhythmia. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to measure the frequency of haloperidol use after procedures in patients aged ≥65 years in a hospital in the Netherlands. METHODS: This was a retrospective study among patients hospitalized in the Netherlands who were aged ≥65 years and who underwent a procedure between January 2008 and January 2009...
March 2016: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27679777/comparative-effectiveness-of-quetiapine-and-haloperidol-in-delirium-a-single-blind-randomized-controlled-study
#13
Sandeep Grover, Sudhir Mahajan, Subho Chakrabarti, Ajit Avasthi
AIM: To evaluate the effectiveness of quetiapine and haloperidol in patients of delirium referred to psychiatry consultation liaison services. METHODS: The study followed a single blind randomised controlled trial design. Thirty-two patients in the haloperidol group and 31 patients in the quetiapine group were assessed at the baseline and 6 consecutive days. Flexible dosing regimen (haloperidol: 0.25-1.25 mg; quetiapine 12.5-75 mg/d) was used. Delirium Rating Scale-Revised-98 (DRS-R-98) and mini mental status examination (MMSE) were the primary and secondary efficacy measures respectively...
September 22, 2016: World Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27661210/neuroleptics-in-the-management-of-delirium-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer
#14
David Hui, Rony Dev, Eduardo Bruera
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Delirium is the most common and distressing neuropsychiatric syndrome in cancer patients. Few evidence-based treatment options are available due to the paucity of high quality of studies. In this review, we shall examine the literature on the use of neuroleptics to treat delirium in patients with advanced cancer. Specifically, we will discuss the randomized controlled trials that examined neuroleptics in the front line setting, and studies that explore second-line options for patients with persistent agitation...
December 2016: Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27589986/unsuspected-serotonin-toxicity-in-the-icu
#15
Catharina E van Ewijk, Gabriel E Jacobs, Armand R J Girbes
BACKGROUND: Delirium is a frequently occurring syndrome in patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) or medium care unit (MCU), yet the pathophysiology remains poorly understood. An excess of central serotonin can lead to an altered mental status, associated with autonomic hyperactivity, and neuromuscular excitation. Drugs with serotonergic properties are frequently and for prolonged periods administered to ICU/MCU patients. Therefore, central serotonergic toxicity may constitute a predisposing, contributing or precipitating factor in the emergence of delirium...
December 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27501127/dexmedetomidine-for-the-treatment-of-hyperactive-delirium-refractory-to-haloperidol-in-non-intubated-patients
#16
COMMENT
Ryan O Parker, Adam B King, Christopher G Hughes
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27353919/look-again-at-psychedelic-drugs
#17
Ruth Cameron
The World Health Organization recommends that anxiety, depression, agitation and delirium at end of life should be treated with drugs such as lorazepam, diazepam, midazolam and haloperidol.
June 29, 2016: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27320557/use-of-dexmedetomidine-in-liver-transplant-recipients-with-postoperative-agitated-delirium
#18
J Y Choi, J M Kim, C H D Kwon, J-W Joh, S Lee, J B Park, J S Ko, M S Gwak, G S Kim, S J Kim, S-K Lee
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Agitated delirium has frequently occurred after liver transplantation in the intensive care unit (ICU) and sedative agents are used to treat patients. Recently, dexmedetomidine has been considered to be a promising agent for agitated delirium. METHODS: This study took place between January 2010 and October 2012 and 42 recipients were retrospectively enrolled. Sixteen recipients were enrolled in the dexmedetomidine group and 26 recipients were placed in the haloperidol group...
May 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27309842/predictors-of-mortality-for-delirium-in-palliative-care
#19
Meera R Agar, Stephen J Quinn, Gregory B Crawford, Christine S Ritchie, Jane L Phillips, Aileen Collier, David C Currow
INTRODUCTION: Delirium has a high mortality rate. Understanding predictors of prognosis in patients with delirium will aid treatment decisions and communication. This study aimed to explore variables associated with death during an established episode of delirium in palliative care when haloperidol treatment had been commenced. METHODS: A consecutive cohort of palliative care patients, from 14 centers across four countries, is reported. The outcome of interest was death within 14 days from commencement of haloperidol treatment for delirium...
June 16, 2016: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27309161/what-to-do-when-haloperidol-fails-to-treat-agitated-delirium-is-dexmedetomidine-the-next-step
#20
Beth M T Teegarden, Donald S Prough
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: Critical Care Medicine
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