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#1
F Schneider, S Weber-Papen
Psychiatric emergencies present a frequent and interdisciplinary challenge. Clinical diagnosis and management are complicated by the acuity, and the patient's compliance is often limited by the illness. Psychiatric emergencies include states of acute agitation, suicidality, delirium, stupor, and drug-induced emergencies. Sometimes interventions such as conversational contact, responding empathically to patients, or "talking down" are sufficient. If pharmacotherapy is necessary, benzodiazepines and antipsychotic drugs are the primary agents of choice...
June 16, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572112/delirium-in-children-identification-prevention-and-management
#2
Amanda Bettencourt, Jodi E Mullen
Delirium in children is an often underrecognized but serious complication of hospitalization. Delirium in this age group has been described as behaviors such as refractory agitation and restlessness, visual or auditory hallucinations, children being "not themselves," and a lethargic state. Often, children with delirium are at risk for harming themselves by dislodging tubes, falling, or refusing care. Pediatric nurses must recognize and intervene to prevent and treat delirium in hospitalized children because the delirium may be an indicator of worsening clinical status and is associated with high mortality and morbidity in children of all ages and with posttraumatic stress disorder...
June 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572103/interprofessional-team-s-perception-of-care-delivery-after-implementation-of-a-pediatric-pain-and-sedation-protocol
#3
Sandra L Staveski, May Wu, Tiffany M Tesoro, Stephen J Roth, Michael J Cisco
BACKGROUND: Pain and agitation are common experiences of patients in pediatric cardiac intensive care units. Variability in assessments by health care providers, communication, and treatment of pain and agitation creates challenges in management of pain and sedation. OBJECTIVES: To develop guidelines for assessment and treatment of pain, agitation, and delirium in the pediatric cardiac intensive unit in an academic children's hospital and to document the effects of implementation of the guidelines on the interprofessional team's perception of care delivery and team function...
June 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569132/a-pilot-study-of-the-use-of-dexmedetomidine-for-the-control-of-delirium-by-reducing-the-serum-concentrations-of-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-neuron-specific-enolase-and-s100b-in-polytrauma-patients
#4
Yong Li, Zhi-Xin Yu, Mu-Sen Ji, Jun Yan, Yan Cai, Jing Liu, Hong-Feng Yang, Zhao-Chen Jin
BACKGROUND: Delirium is very common among patients with polytrauma, although no suitable means exist to feasibly reduce the incidence and duration of delirium in these patients. Recent reports have suggested that continuous intravenous (IV) infusions of dexmedetomidine, rather than benzodiazepine, be administered for sedation to reduce the duration of delirium in this population. However, serum neuron-specific enolase (NSE), S100 calcium binding protein B (S100B), and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) levels have not yet been investigated in polytrauma patients who received sedation with dexmedetomidine rather than other conventional sedatives...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559128/performance-of-the-modified-richmond-agitation-sedation-scale-in-identifying-delirium-in-older-emergency-department-patients
#5
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/28558630/leukopenia-associated-with-risperidone-treatment
#6
Matthew Morrison, Autumn Schultz, Deborah L Sanchez, Maria C Catalano, Glenn Catalano
Risperidone is an atypical antipsychotic agent that was originally approved by the United States Food and Drug Adminstration for the treatment of schizophrenia. There are many side effects that are frequently associated with the use of risperidone. These include weight gain, anxiety, extra-pyramidal side effects, and elevated prolactin levels. More infrequently, the use of risperidone has been linked to leukopenia. We will now present the case of a 66-year-old gentleman who developed leukopenia after the initiation of risperidone to control agitation due to delirium...
May 30, 2017: Current Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547318/a-systematic-review-of-alpha-2-agonists-for-sedation-in-mechanically-ventilated-neurocritical-care-patients
#7
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/28523268/the-sedative-effect-of-propranolol-on-critically-ill-patients-a-case-series
#8
Junji Shiotsuka, Andrew Steel, James Downar
INTRODUCTION: Recent studies have examined the effectiveness of alpha-2 adrenergic agonists for controlling delirium and agitation. Propranolol, a non-selective beta-adrenergic antagonist with good penetration of the blood-brain barrier, has not been investigated for this purpose. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all patients who were prescribed propranolol in our Medical Surgical ICU from January 1, 2010, to December 31, 2013...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506099/propofol-based-palliative-sedation-to-treat-antipsychotic-resistant-agitated-delirium
#9
Alfredo Covarrubias-Gómez, Maria López Collada-Estrada
Delirium is a common problem in terminally ill patients that is associated with significant distress and, hence, considered a palliative care emergency. The three subtypes of delirium are hyperactive, hypoactive, and mixed, depending on the level of psychomotor activity and arousal disturbance. When agitated delirium becomes refractory in the setting of imminent dying, the agitation may be so severe that palliative sedation (PS) is required. Palliative sedation involves the administration of sedative medications with the purpose of reducing level of consciousness for patients with refractory suffering in the setting of a terminal illness...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489649/a-novel-computerized-test-for-detecting-and-monitoring-visual-attentional-deficits-and-delirium-in-the-icu
#10
Cameron Green, Kirsty Hendry, Elizabeth S Wilson, Timothy Walsh, Mike Allerhand, Alasdair M J MacLullich, Zoë Tieges
OBJECTIVES: Delirium in the ICU is associated with poor outcomes but is under-detected. Here we evaluated performance of a novel, graded test for objectively detecting inattention in delirium, implemented on a custom-built computerized device (Edinburgh Delirium Test Box-ICU). DESIGN: A pilot study was conducted, followed by a prospective case-control study. SETTING: Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh General ICU. PATIENTS: A pilot study was conducted in an opportunistic sample of 20 patients...
July 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485318/a-national-multicenter-survey-on-management-of-pain-agitation-and-delirium-in-intensive-care-units-in-china
#11
Jing Wang, Zhi-Yong Peng, Wen-Hai Zhou, Bo Hu, Xin Rao, Jian-Guo Li
BACKGROUND: The management of pain, agitation, and delirium (PAD) in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is beneficial for patients and makes it widely applied in clinical practice. Previous studies showed that the clinical practice of PAD in ICU was improving; yet relatively little information is available in China. This study aimed to investigate the practice of PAD in ICUs in China. METHODS: A multicenter, nationwide survey was conducted using a clinician-directed questionnaire from September 19 to December 18, 2016...
May 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470100/dexmedetomidine-effect-on-emergence-agitation-and-delirium-in-children-undergoing-laparoscopic-hernia-repair-a-preliminary-study
#12
Yingying Sun, Yuanhai Li, Yajuan Sun, Xing Wang, Hongwu Ye, Xianren Yuan
Objective To evaluate the safety and efficacy of dexmedetomidine (Dex) to prevent emergence agitation (EA) and delirium (ED) in children undergoing laparoscopic hernia repair under general anesthesia. Methods 100 children (1-5 years, 10-25 kg) were randomized into four groups: controls (saline) and intravenous Dex at 0.25, 0.5, and 1.0 µg/kg (D1, D2, D3, respectively). Dex/saline infusion was started following anesthesia. EA and ED were evaluated on a 5-point scale. Results For the C, D1, D2, and D3 groups, respectively, EA frequencies were 45...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463017/unintentional-ingestion-of-cordyceps-fungus-infected-cicada-nymphs-causing-ibotenic-acid-poisoning-in-southern-vietnam
#13
Uyen Vy Doan, Bomar Mendez Rojas, Ralph Kirby
BACKGROUND: Cordyceps fungus found in infected cicada nymphs ("cicada flowers") is utilized in traditional Chinese medicine. Cordyceps fungus toxicity in humans has not been previously reported. We report 60 cases of apparent Cordyceps poisoning in Southern Vietnam. METHODS: We retrospectively collected demographic and clinical data from the medical records (21 cases) and by telephone interview (39 cases) of patients admitted to seven hospitals in Southern Vietnam following ingestion of cicada flowers between 2008 and 2015...
May 2, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458577/ambulatory-anesthetic-care-in-children-undergoing-myringotomy-and-tube-placement-current-perspectives
#14
REVIEW
Hal Robinson, Thomas Engelhardt
PURPOSE: Myringotomy and tube placement is one of the most frequently performed ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeries in the pediatric population. Effective anesthetic management is vital to ensuring successful ambulatory care and ensuring child and parental satisfaction. RECENT FINDINGS: This review summarizes recently published studies about the long-term effects of general anesthesia in young children, novel approaches to preoperative fasting and simplified approaches to the assessment and management of emergence delirium (ED) and emergence agitation (EA)...
2017: Local and Regional Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455892/psychotic-symptoms-as-a-complication-of-electroconvulsive-therapy-a-case-report
#15
Anna Antosik-Wójcińska, Magdalena Chojnacka, Łukasz Święcicki
We report a patient who experienced atypical symptoms in the course of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). During ECT treatment patient experienced psychotic symptoms which should be differentiated with prolonged delirium and nonconvulsive status epilepticus. 46-year-old female was referred to hospital with a diagnosis of major depressive disorder with no psychotic features in the course of recurrent depression. Despite several changes of pharmacological treatment no improvement was achieved, therefore it was decided to initiate ECT...
February 26, 2017: Psychiatria Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437207/persistent-delirium-in-chronic-critical-illness-as-a-prodrome-syndrome-before-death
#16
Anna DeForest, Craig D Blinderman
BACKGROUND: Chronic critical illness (CCI) patients have poor functional outcomes, high risk of mortality, and significant sequelae, including delirium and cognitive dysfunction. The prognostic significance of persistent delirium in patients with CCI has not been well described. OBJECTIVE: We report a case of a patient with CCI following major cardiac surgery who was hemodynamically stable following a long course in the cardiothoracic intensive care unit (CTICU), but had persistent and unremitting delirium...
May 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421731/intraoperative-dexmedetomidine-sedation-reduces-the-postoperative-agitated-behaviour-in-elderly-patients-undergoing-orthopaedic-surgery-compared-to-the-propofol-sedation-a-retrospective-analysis-of-855-patients
#17
Hyun-Jung Shin, Bon-Wook Koo, Seung-Uk Bang, Jin-Hee Kim, Jung-Won Hwang, Sang-Hwan DO, Hyo-Seok Na
BACKGROUND: Postoperative agitation or confusion is one of the symptoms of hyperactive delirium in elderly patients. We retrospectively evaluated the incidence of postoperative abnormal psychomotor behaviour in elderly surgical patients according to the use of different intraoperative sedative agents: dexmedetomidine vs. propofol. METHODS: The medical records of 855 elderly patients, who underwent orthopaedic surgery with regional anaesthesia between July 2012 and September 2015, were divided into two groups-the dexmedetomidine group (n=263) and the propofol group (n=592)-and evaluated...
April 19, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420470/-explore-objective-clinical-variables-for-detecting-delirium-in-icu-patients-a-prospective-case-control-study
#18
Xiaojiang Liu, Jie Lyu, Youzhong An
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this case-control study is to explore clinical objective variables for diagnosing delirium of intensive care unit (ICU) patients. METHODS: According to the method of prospective case-control study, critical adult postoperative patients who were transferred to ICU of Peking University People's Hospital from October 2015 to May 2016 and needed mechanical ventilation were included. After evaluating the Richmond agitation sedation scale score (RASS), the patients whose score were -2 or greater were sorted into two groups, delirium and non-delirium, according to the confusion assessment method for the ICU (CAM-ICU)...
April 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397128/characteristics-and-treatment-of-patients-with-clinical-illness-due-to-synthetic-cannabinoid-inhalation-reported-by-medical-toxicologists-a-toxic-database-study
#19
Andrew A Monte, Diane P Calello, Roy R Gerona, Eike Hamad, Sharan L Campleman, Jeffery Brent, Paul Wax, Robert G Carlson
INTRODUCTION: Synthetic cannabinoid (SC) abuse has resulted in numerous outbreaks of severe clinical illness across the United States over the past decade. The primary objective of this study was to determine the clinical characteristics of patients abusing SC requiring bedside consultation by medical toxicologists. METHODS: This was a multicenter analysis from a prospectively collected cohort of patients presenting to medical care after synthetic cannabinoid exposure, utilizing the ToxIC Registry...
June 2017: Journal of Medical Toxicology: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388984/case-control-study-on-risk-factors-of-unplanned-extubation-based-on%C3%A2-patient-safety-model-in-critically-ill-patients-with-mechanical-ventilation
#20
EunOk Kwon, KyungSook Choi
PURPOSE: This study aimed to identify risk factors of unplanned extubation in intensive care unit (ICU) patients with mechanical ventilation using a patient safety model. METHODS: This study was designed to be a case-control study. Data collection sheets, including 29 risk factors of unplanned extubation in mechanically ventilation patients were retrospectively collected based on a patient safety model over 3 years. From 41,207 mechanically ventilated patients, 230 patients were identified to have unplanned extubation during their ICU stay...
March 2017: Asian Nursing Research
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