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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338808/the-relationship-between-cognitive-impairment-mortality-and-discharge-characteristics-in-a-large-cohort-of-older-adults-with-unscheduled-admissions-to-an-acute-hospital-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Carole Fogg, Paul Meredith, Jackie Bridges, Gill P Gould, Peter Griffiths
Background: older people with dementia admitted to hospital for acute illness have higher mortality and longer hospital stays compared to those without dementia. Cognitive impairment (CI) is common in older people, and they may also be at increased risk of poor outcomes. Methods: retrospective observational study of unscheduled admissions aged ≥75 years. Admission characteristics, mortality rates and discharge outcomes were compared between three groups: (i) known dementia diagnosis (DD), (ii) CI but no diagnosis of dementia and (iii) no CI...
February 25, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325154/the-behavioral-profile-of-methylenedioxypyrovalerone-mdpv-and-%C3%AE-pyrrolidinopentiophenone-pvp-a-systematic-review
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Cornel N Stanciu, Thomas M Penders, Samantha A Gnanasegaram, Elvin Pirapakaran, Juvraj S Padda, Jeeven S Padda
BACKGROUND: New psychoactive substances are emerging at an alarming rate. With novel structures and properties they produce unique behavioral characteristics during intoxication. Synthetic cathinones are some of the most common. More and more are presenting to emergency departments due to consequences of use. Aside from isolated reports, little is known about these compounds. OBJECTIVE: Here we review literature pertaining to two common synthetic cathinones, MDPV and alphaPVP, and correlate clinically with guidance on management of intoxications...
March 21, 2017: Current Drug Abuse Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291299/-neurosyphilis-in-psychiatric-settings-three-case-reports
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Erhan Akıncı, Fatih Öncü, Barış Topçular
Syphilis is a generally sexually transmitted and multisystem disease caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum. All of the organs of the body may be involved during the course of the disease. Neurosyphilis is a clinical form of syphilis with the central nervous system (CNS) involvement. While primarily meningeal and vascular structures are involved in early neurosyphilis, a parenchymal affection of the brain and spinal cord emerges at later stages of neurosyphilis. It presents with symptoms of meningitis, meningovasculitis and parenchymal neurosyphilis (presenting as tabes dorsalis and general paresis)...
2017: Türk Psikiyatri Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283018/tramadol-vs-dexmedetomidine-for-emergence-agitation-control-in-pediatric-patients-undergoing-adenotonsillectomy-with-sevoflurane-anesthesia-prospective-randomized-controlled-clinical-study
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Nurdan Bedirli, Mehmet Akçabay, Ulku Emik
BACKGROUND: This study was designed to compare the efficacy of an intraoperative single dose administration of tramadol and dexmedetomidine on hemodynamics and postoperative recovery profile including pain, sedation, emerge reactions in pediatric patients undergoing adenotonsillectomy with sevoflurane anesthesia. METHODS: Seventy-seven patient, aged 2-12, undergoing adenotonsillectomy with sevoflurane anesthesia was enrolled in this study. Patients were randomly assigned to receive either intravenous 2 mg/kg tramadol (Group T; n = 39) or 1 μg/kg dexmedetomidine (Group D; n = 38) after intubation...
March 11, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263444/delirium-in-the-emergency-department-and-its-extension-into-hospitalization-delineate-study-effect-on-6-month-function-and-cognition
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Jin H Han, Eduard E Vasilevskis, Rameela Chandrasekhar, Xulei Liu, John F Schnelle, Robert S Dittus, E Wesley Ely
BACKGROUND: The natural course and clinical significance of delirium in the emergency department (ED) is unclear. OBJECTIVES: We sought to (1) describe the extent to which delirium in the ED persists into hospitalization (ED delirium duration) and (2) determine how ED delirium duration is associated with 6-month functional status and cognition. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Tertiary care, academic medical center...
March 6, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259697/antipsychotic-use-and-physical-morbidity-in-parkinson-disease
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Daniel Weintraub, Claire Chiang, Hyungjin Myra Kim, Jayne Wilkinson, Connie Marras, Barbara Stanislawski, Eugenia Mamikonyan, Helen C Kales
OBJECTIVE: To determine if antipsychotic (AP) use in Parkinson disease (PD) patients is associated with increased physical morbidity. METHODS: Veterans Health Administration data (1999-2010) was used to examine physical morbidity risk associated with AP use in idiopathic PD patients with stable recent physical health. We compared 180-day morbidity rates in patients initiating an AP with matched non-AP users who survived for 180 days (matched on age, sex, race, index year, presence and duration of dementia, PD duration, delirium, hospitalization, Charlson Comorbidity Index, and new non-psychiatric medications; covarying for psychosis)...
February 2, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252543/anesthetic-management-of-a-patient-with-multiple-previous-episodes-of-postanesthesia-care-unit-delirium-a-case-report
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Matthias Kreuzer, Matthew K Whalin, September D W Hesse, Margaret A Riso, Paul S García
We report the case of a 37-year-old female patient who required 22 surgeries following a pedestrian versus car accident. She was enrolled in a clinical study investigating emergence from anesthesia. In 10 of her 22 surgeries, we assessed her cognitive status in the postanesthesia care unit (PACU) using the Confusion Assessment Method. We observed PACU delirium in all 4 cases in which the patient received sevoflurane, but only in 1 of 6 cases in which she received propofol. The patient showed EEG α-band activity similar to that of an elderly patient who may reflect a greater risk of PACU delirium...
March 1, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250481/comparison-of-oral-dexmedetomidine-versus-oral-midazolam-as-premedication-to-prevent-emergence-agitation-after-sevoflurane-anaesthesia-in-paediatric-patients
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M Kavya Prabhu, Sripada G Mehandale
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Sevoflurane is the most often used inhalational agent in paediatric anaesthesia, but emergence agitation (EA) remains a major concern. Oral midazolam and parenteral dexmedetomidine are known to be effective in controlling EA. We attempted to elucidate whether oral dexmedetomidine is better than midazolam in controlling EA. METHODS: Prospective double-blinded study involving ninety patients aged 1-10 years, undergoing elective surgeries of <2 h of expected duration under sevoflurane general anaesthesia, randomised to receive either midazolam (Group A) or dexmedetomidine (Group B) as oral premedication was carried out to record level of sedation before induction, haemodynamic parameters and recovery time...
February 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243098/delirium-after-a-traumatic-brain-injury-predictors-and-symptom-patterns
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Jutaporn Maneewong, Benchalak Maneeton, Narong Maneeton, Tanat Vaniyapong, Patrinee Traisathit, Natthanidnan Sricharoen, Manit Srisurapanont
BACKGROUND: Delirium in traumatic brain injury (TBI) is common, may be predictable, and has a multifaceted symptom complex. This study aimed to examine: 1) the sum score of Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) and if its component scores could predict delirium in TBI patients, and 2) the prominent symptoms and their courses over the first days after TBI. METHODS: TBI patients were recruited from neurosurgical ward inpatients. All participants were hospitalized within 24 hours after their TBI...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203739/paediatric-emergence-delirium-a-comprehensive-review-and-interpretation-of-the-literature
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K P Mason
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196947/cohort-profile-the-welsh-geriatric-registrar-led-research-network-wegen-rationale-design-and-description
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Benjamin Jelley, Sara Long, John Butler, Jonathan Hewitt
PURPOSE: Medical trainees are required to undertake audit and quality improvement projects. They must also have an understanding of the principles of research and are encouraged to participate in research projects. However, the constraints of time, a lack of formal training and rotation between different training posts create barriers to audit cycle completion and pursuing research. This leads to trainees being reluctant to undertake research, facilitates poor quality research and risks incomplete audit...
February 14, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188055/the-emergency-medicine-management-of-severe-alcohol-withdrawal
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Drew Long, Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
INTRODUCTION: Alcohol use is widespread, and withdrawal symptoms are common after decreased alcohol intake. Severe alcohol withdrawal may manifest with delirium tremens, and new therapies may assist in management of this life-threatening condition. OBJECTIVE: To provide an evidence-based review of the emergency medicine management of alcohol withdrawal and delirium tremens. DISCUSSION: The underlying pathophysiology of alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS) is central nervous system hyperexcitation...
February 4, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169890/dementia-and-delirium-in-the-elderly-hospitalized-patient-delirium-is-a-medical-emergency
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Michele Paulo, Elizabeth Ann Scruth, Sonya R Jacoby
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160235/characteristics-of-patients-with-an-unplanned-admission-to-an-acute-palliative-care-unit
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Sebastiano Mercadante, Claudio Adile, Patrizia Ferrera, Alessandra Casuccio
The aim of this cohort study is to compare the symptom burden of patients who have an unplanned admission to an acute palliative care unit (APCU) with patients who have a regular planned admission. A consecutive sample of advanced cancer patients who were admitted to an APCU was prospectively assessed. The reasons and the kind of admission were recorded (unplanned, UP, or planned, P). Anticancer treatments, whether patients were on/off treatment or uncertain, previous care setting, and who referred the patient to the unit were also recorded...
February 3, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146459/smartphone-based-behavioural-intervention-alleviates-children-s-anxiety-during-anaesthesia-induction-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Débora O Cumino, Joaquim E Vieira, Luciana C Lima, Livia P Stievano, Raquel A P Silva, Ligia A S T Mathias
BACKGROUND: Preoperative anxiety negatively influences children's anaesthetic and surgical experience, and results in postoperative complications, such as emergence delirium and behavioural changes. Nonpharmacological management using alternative therapies that alleviate psychological stress can be as important as pharmacological ones in reducing children's anxiety. Nevertheless, their validity as an effective anxiety-reducing strategy in children remains controversial. OBJECTIVE(S): To verify whether nonpharmacological strategies, that is, leaflet and distraction with smartphone application presented to parents/guardians and children, respectively, were effective in preventing children's anxiety during anaesthesia induction...
March 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130755/prevention-and-therapy-of-pediatric-emergence-delirium-a-national-survey
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Christopher Huett, Torsten Baehner, Felix Erdfelder, Claudia Hoehne, Christian Bode, Andreas Hoeft, Richard K Ellerkmann
INTRODUCTION: Although pediatric emergence delirium (ED) is common, preventive and therapeutic pharmacological treatment is the matter of an international controversial discussion and evidence on different options is partially vague. OBJECTIVE: We therefore examined clinical routine in prevention strategies and postoperative therapy of ED with respect to clinical experience in pediatric anesthesia. METHODS: A web-based survey was developed investigating routine management (prevention and treatment) of ED, facility structure, and patient population...
April 2017: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068834/design-considerations-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-sedation-level-during-hip-fracture-repair-surgery-a-strategy-to-reduce-the-incidence-of-postoperative-delirium-in-elderly-patients
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Tianjing Li, L Susan Wieland, Esther Oh, Karin J Neufeld, Nae-Yuh Wang, Kay Dickersin, Frederick E Sieber
Background Delirium is an acute change in mental status characterized by sudden onset, fluctuating course, inattention, disorganized thinking, and abnormal level of consciousness. The objective of the randomized controlled trial "A STrategy to Reduce the Incidence of Postoperative Delirium in Elderly Patients" (STRIDE) is to assess the effectiveness of light versus heavy sedation on delirium and other outcomes in elderly patients undergoing hip fracture repair surgery. Our goal is to describe the design considerations and lessons learned in planning and implementing the STRIDE trial...
January 1, 2017: Clinical Trials: Journal of the Society for Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055088/myxedema-psychosis-in-a-patient-with-undiagnosed-hashimoto-thyroiditis
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Matthew M Mavroson, Nirav Patel, Eleonora Akker
Myxedema psychosis is uncommon in patients with primary hypothyroidism. Most often, this disease state can be found in patients with Hashimoto thyroiditis or after total thyroidectomy. Chronic hypothyroidism can lead to an insidious onset of psychiatric symptoms in patients, such as dementia, delirium, psychosis, hallucinations, and coma. A 31-year-old man with an unremarkable medical history was brought to the psychiatric emergency department for new-onset aggression, paranoid behavior, and hallucinations for 4 days...
January 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
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/27959354/delivering-comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-in-new-settings-advice-for-frontline-clinicians
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J R Gladman
Over the decades, as the principles of comprehensive geriatric assessment have been established, there have been attempts to apply its principles to settings other than acute hospital medical wards or the general communitydwelling older population, for example, to other settings where older people with infirmity are found. The purpose of this paper is to describe and reflect upon the application of and evidence for comprehensive geriatric assessment in these new settings and give some advice to clinicians about how to optimise their contributions to these processes...
September 2016: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
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