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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153005/screening-for-delirium-development-and-validation-of-the-buffalo-delirium-scale-for-use-in-a-home-based-hospice-setting
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Jennifer M Breier, Scott T Meier, Christopher W Kerr, Scott T Wright, Pei C Grant, Rachel M Depner
BACKGROUND: Delirium is a challenging occurrence among people at end of life. It can be difficult to detect and treat because of its episodic nature. The Buffalo Delirium Scale (BDS) was designed to identify risk factors for hospice patients in the prodromal stage of delirium. OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the psychometric properties of items assessing delirium risk factors related to cognitive problems, psychological distress, and sleep problems. METHODS: Hospice nursing staff assessed patients with the 11-item BDS over a 6-month period as part of standard weekly visits to monitor for emerging signs of delirium, for example, sleep patterns, cognition, and behavior...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136301/ketamine-for-the-acute-management-of-excited-delirium-and-agitation-in-the-prehospital-setting
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Kyle A Weant, Lauren M Linder, Clint A Ross
BACKGROUND: Traditional first-line therapy in the prehospital setting for the acutely agitated patient includes an antipsychotic in combination with a benzodiazepine. Recently, interest has grown regarding the use of ketamine in the prehospital setting as an attempt to overcome the limitations of the traditional medications and provide a more safe and effective therapy. This review provides an overview of the pharmacology of ketamine, evaluates the literature regarding ketamine use for prehospital agitation, and proposes an algorithm that may be used within the prehospital setting...
November 14, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107155/the-bbi-at-the-bbi-a-culture-change
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Ian Galea, V Hugh Perry
The blood-brain interface (BBI) is the subject of a new named series at Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. It is timely to reflect on a number of advances in the field within the last ten years, which may lead to an increased understanding of human behavior and a wide range of psychiatric and neurological conditions. We cover discoveries made in solute and cell trafficking, endothelial cell and pericyte biology, extracellular matrix and emerging tools, especially those which will enable study of the human BBI. We now recognize the central role of the BBI in a number of immunopsychiatric syndromes, including sickness behaviour, delirium, septic encephalopathy, cognitive side effects of cytokine-based therapies and the frank psychosis observed in neuronal surface antibody syndromes...
October 26, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057343/the-prevalence-of-undiagnosed-pre-surgical-cognitive-impairment-and-its-post-surgical-clinical-impact-in-elderly-patients-undergoing-surgery-for-adult-spinal-deformity
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Owoicho Adogwa, Aladine A Elsamadicy, Emily Lydon, Victoria D Vuong, Joseph Cheng, Isaac O Karikari, Carlos A Bagley
BACKGROUND: Pre-existing cognitive impairment (CI) is emerging as a predictor of poor post-operative outcomes in elderly patients. Little is known about impaired preoperative cognition and outcomes after elective spine surgery in this patient population. The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence of neuro CI in elderly patients undergoing deformity surgery and its impact on postoperative outcomes. METHODS: Elderly subjects undergoing elective spinal surgery for correction of adult degenerative scoliosis were enrolled in this study...
September 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037744/intoxication-from-the-novel-synthetic-cannabinoids-ab-pinaca-and-adb-pinaca-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Patil Armenian, Michael Darracq, Jirair Gevorkyan, Shane Clark, Bryan Kaye, Nicklaus P Brandehoff
Synthetic cannabinoids (SC), are a novel class of designer drugs which emerged as a drug of abuse in the late 2000's. We report a case series of 6 patients who may have smoked a synthetic cannabinoid product in a remote wilderness setting. They presented with varying degrees of altered mental status, agitation, and seizures. Two were confirmed to have AB-PINACA, ADB-PINACA and their respective pentanoic acid metabolites in biological specimens via liquid chromatography time-of-flight mass spectrometry (LC-TOF/MS)...
October 14, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034255/perioperative-management-of-elderly-patients-with-gastrointestinal-malignancies-the-contribution-of-anesthesia
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REVIEW
Rudolf Mörgeli, Kathrin Scholtz, Johannes Kurth, Sascha Treskatsch, Bruno Neuner, Susanne Koch, Lutz Kaufner, Claudia Spies
INTRODUCTION: Elderly patients suffering from gastrointestinal malignancies are particularly prone to perioperative complications. Elderly patients often present with reduced physiological reserves, and comorbidities can limit treatment options and promote complications. Surgeons and anesthesiologists must be aware of strategies required to deal with this vulnerable subgroup. METHODS: We provide a brief review of current and emerging perioperative strategies for the treatment of elderly patients with gastrointestinal malignancies and frequent comorbidities...
August 2017: Visceral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993046/the-experience-of-intensive-care-nurses-caring-for-patients-with-delirium-a-phenomenological-study
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Allana LeBlanc, Frances Fothergill Bourbonnais, Denise Harrison, Kelly Tousignant
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this research was to seek to understand the lived experience of intensive care nurses caring for patients with delirium. The objectives of this inquiry were: 1) To examine intensive care nurses' experiences of caring for adult patients with delirium; 2) To identify factors that facilitate or hinder intensive care nurses caring for these patients. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY: This study utilised an interpretive phenomenological approach as described by van Manen...
October 6, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985260/validation-of-the-6-item-cognitive-impairment-test-and-the-4at-test-for-combined-delirium-and-dementia-screening-in-older-emergency-department-attendees
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Dawn O'Sullivan, Noeleen Brady, Edmund Manning, Emma O'Shea, Síle O'Grady, Niamh O 'Regan, Suzanne Timmons
Background: screening for cognitive impairment in Emergency Department (ED) requires short, reliable tools. Objective: to validate the 4AT and 6-Item Cognitive Impairment Test (6-CIT) for ED dementia and delirium screening. Design: diagnostic accuracy study. Setting/subjects: attendees aged ≥70 years in a tertiary care hospital's ED. Methods: trained researchers assessed participants using the Standardised Mini Mental State Examination, Delirium Rating Scale-Revised 98 and Informant Questionnaire on Cognitive Decline in the Elderly, informing ultimate expert diagnosis using Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) criteria for dementia and delirium (reference standards)...
September 1, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985255/haloperidol-versus-placebo-for-delirium-prevention-in-acutely-hospitalised-older-at-risk-patients-a-multi-centre-double-blind-randomised-controlled-clinical-trial
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Edmée J M Schrijver, Oscar J de Vries, Peter M van de Ven, Pierre M Bet, Ad M Kamper, Sabine H A Diepeveen, Rob J van Marum, Astrid M van Strien, Sander Anten, Anne M Lagaay, Leo Boelaarts, Frank W Bloemers, Mark H H Kramer, Prabath W B Nanayakkara
Background: because the few randomised placebo-controlled trials investigating the potential role for prophylactic haloperidol in delirium prevention have focused on specific surgical populations, we investigated its efficacy and safety in acutely hospitalised older patients. Methods: this multi-centre, double-blind, stratified, block randomised, placebo-controlled trial was conducted at six Dutch hospitals. Patients age ≥70 years, acutely admitted through the emergency department for general medicine or surgical specialties and at risk for delirium were randomised (n = 245) to haloperidol or placebo 1 mg orally twice-daily (maximum of 14 doses) on top of standard nonpharmacological prevention strategies...
July 15, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985242/development-of-an-international-undergraduate-curriculum-for-delirium-using-a-modified-delphi-process
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Claire Copeland, James Fisher, Andrew Teodorczuk
Background: delirium is a medical emergency affecting approximately 30% of hospitalised older patients. Recent work examining UK undergraduate medical curricula highlighted inconsistencies in the delivery of teaching on delirium. The aim of this project was to develop consensus agreement on a delirium curriculum for medical undergraduates. Methods: a modified Delphi process was used to determine consensus amongst experts in an iterative manner. Experts at the European Delirium Association Conference (London, 2015) were invited to participate...
August 9, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984099/postoperative-delirium-and-postoperative-cognitive-dysfunction-updates-in-pathophysiology-potential-translational-approaches-to-clinical-practice-and-further-research-perspectives
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Marco Cascella, Maria R Muzio, Sabrina Bimonte, Arturo Cuomo, Jan G Jakobsson
Postoperative delirium, the onset of confusion/delirium during the early postoperative phase, is the most common post-operative complication in older adults and represents a medical emergency that requires immediate assessment and treatment. On the other hand, the term postoperative cognitive decline or dysfunction refers to a wide spectrum of clinical conditions featuring a decline in a variety of neuropsychological domains including memory, executive functioning, and speed of processing emerging week to months after anesthesia and surgery...
October 4, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971468/post-operative-delirium-in-elderly-people-diagnostic-and-management-issues-of-post-operative-delirium-in-elderly-people
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Christina Florou, Dimitrios Theofilopoulos, Styliani Tziaferi, Maria Chania
Hippocrates a Greek physician commonly known as the Father of Medicine was the first to describe delirium, 'phrenitis', differencing it from other disorders such as melancholia and mania. Since then, it still remains a clinical problem which is not yet resolved.Postoperative delirium is a common medical problem that occurs preferentially in surgical patients aged 65 years and older. It is a true medical emergency that requires immediate professional attention and treatment. Faced by health professionals and especially nurses it is often undetected, misdiagnosed, and under-treated as a complication by them during clinical care...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964314/optimal-dose-of-rocuronium-bromide-undergoing-adenotonsillectomy-under-5-sevoflurane-with-fentanyl
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Hyub Huh, Jeong Jun Park, Ji Yeong Kim, Tae Hoon Kim, Seung Zhoo Yoon, Hye Won Shin, Hye-Won Lee, Hye-Ja Lim, Jang Eun Cho
OBJECTIVE: Adenotonsillectomy is a short surgical procedure under general anaesthesia in children. An ideal muscle relaxant for adenotonsillectomy would create an intense neuromuscular block while having a quick recovery time without postoperative morbidity. We compared the effect of different doses of rocuronium for the tracheal intubation in children under 5% sevoflurane and fentanyl. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 75 children (aged 3-10 years, ASA I) scheduled for adenotonsillectomy were enrolled...
October 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959192/brainstem-influence-on-thalamocortical-oscillations-during-anesthesia-emergence
#14
Christopher M Scheib
Theories of mechanisms that impair or prevent consciousness during anesthesia that are related to thalamocortical oscillations have been proposed. Many methods of EEG analysis have been proposed as measures of anesthetic effects but only a few have potential to provide measures of those anesthetic effects that are directly related to thalamocortical oscillations. Some of these methods will be explained and demonstrated with examples chosen to provide evidence for or against two of the proposed mechanisms. The first of the two mechanisms to be addressed is the "traveling peak" (Ching et al...
2017: Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949771/delirium-in-the-critically-ill-child-assessment-and-sequelae
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Rebecca S Paterson, Justin A Kenardy, Alexandra C De Young, Belinda L Dow, Debbie A Long
Delirium is a common and serious neuropsychiatric complication in critically ill patients of all ages. In the context of critical illness, delirium may emerge as a result of a cascade of underlying pathophysiologic mechanisms and signals organ failure of the brain. Awareness of the clinical importance of delirium in adults is growing as emerging research demonstrates that delirium represents a serious medical problem with significant sequelae. However, our understanding of delirium in children lags significantly behind the adult literature...
2017: Developmental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939397/national-survey-of-emergency-physicians-concerning-home-based-care-options-as-alternatives-to-emergency-department-based-hospital-admissions
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Amy R Stuck, Christopher Crowley, James Killeen, Edward M Castillo
BACKGROUND: Emergency departments (EDs) in the United States play a prominent role in hospital admissions, especially for the growing population of older adults. Home-based care, rather than hospital admission from the ED, provides an important alternative, especially for older adults who have a greater risk of adverse events, such as hospital-acquired infections, falls, and delirium. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the survey was to understand emergency physicians' (EPs) perspectives on home-based care alternatives to hospitalization from the ED...
November 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928558/oral-clonidine-premedication-attenuates-hemodynamic-responses-of-ketamine-during-total-intravenous-anesthesia
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Pulak Tosh, Sunil Rajan, Nitu Puthenveettil, Lakshmi Kumar
BACKGROUND: The most commonly used drug for total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) is ketamine which results in cardiovascular stimulation. AIMS: The primary aim of this study was to assess the effect of oral clonidine premedication on attenuating the hemodynamic responses following ketamine administration. SETTINGS AND DESIGNS: This was a prospective, observational, comparative study conducted in a tertiary care institution. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 40 female patients aged 18-55 years who were posted for elective short gynecological procedures under TIVA were recruited for this study...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927394/laboratory-markers-of-cardiac-and-metabolic-complications-after-generalized-tonic-clonic-seizures
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Robert D Nass, Sina Meiling, René P Andrié, Christian E Elger, Rainer Surges
BACKGROUND: Generalized tonic-clonic seizures (GTCS) frequently lead to emergency inpatient referrals. Laboratory blood values are routinely performed on admission to detect underlying causes and metabolic or cardiac complications. Our goal was to assess the nature and frequency of complications occurring in association with GTCS. METHODS: We retrospectively extracted data from emergency protocols and discharge letters of adult patients admitted to the Department of Epileptology between 01/2010 and 06/2015...
September 19, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923236/emergency-nurses-knowledge-and-self-rated-practice-skills-when-caring-for-older-patients-in-the-emergency-department
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Helen Rawson, Paul N Bennett, Cherene Ockerby, Alison M Hutchinson, Julie Considine
BACKGROUND: Older adults are high users of emergency department services and their care requirements can present challenges for emergency nurses. Although clinical outcomes for older patients improve when they are cared for by nurses with specialist training, emergency nurses' knowledge and self-assessment of care for older patients is poorly understood. AIM: To assess emergency nurses' knowledge and self-rating of practice when caring for older patients. METHODS: A cross-sectional self-report survey of emergency nurses (n=101) in Melbourne, Australia...
September 8, 2017: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal: AENJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915907/effect-of-a-mother-s-recorded-voice-on-emergence-from-general-anesthesia-in-pediatric-patients-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Seok Young Song, Sang Gyu Kwak, Eugene Kim
BACKGROUND: Emergence delirium is a behavioral disturbance after general anesthesia in children and may distress both the patients and the primary caregivers, such as parents and medical staff, looking after the patients. Various medical and emotional interventions have been investigated to reduce emergence delirium; however, none are completely effective. This trial intends to assess whether the mother's recorded voice can reduce this adverse post-anesthesia event and facilitate arousal from general anesthesia...
September 15, 2017: Trials
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