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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226082/stroke-occurring-in-patients-with-cognitive-impairment-or-dementia
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Solène Moulin, Didier Leys
Objective: To determine how pre-stroke cognitive impairment can be detected, its mechanism, and influence on outcome and management. Methods: Literature search. Results: (i) A systematic approach with the Informant Questionnaire of Cognitive Decline in the Elderly is recommended; (ii) Pre-stroke cognitive impairment may be due to brain lesions of vascular, degenerative, or mixed origin; (iii) Patients with pre-stroke dementia, have worse outcomes, more seizures, delirium, and depression, and higher mortality rates; they often need to be institutionalised after their stroke; (iv) Although the safety profile of treatment is not as good as that of cognitively normal patients, the risk:benefit ratio is in favour of treating these patients like others...
February 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219810/continuous-electroencephalography-in-a-mixed-non-neurological-intensive-care-population-an-observational-study
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Patrick Schramm, Judyta Luczak, Kristin Engelhard, Jasmin El Shazly, Martin Juenemann, Marlene Tschernatsch
PURPOSE: Continuous electroencephalography (cEEG) improves monitoring of the brain in unconscious patients, but implementation at ICU is difficult. The present investigation shows a way to introduce cEEG at an anesthesiological ICU and discusses the first experiences. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study analyzed the feasibility of cEEG, assessed the interpretable cEEG time, importance of automatic seizure detection, the incidence of seizures, the predominant background EEG activity, incidence of delirium and mortality...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215925/-elderly-patients-and-intensive-care-systematic-review-and-geriatrician-s-point-of-view
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H Vallet, B Riou, J Boddaert
The global population is aging and intensive care unit admission rate of elderly patients is dramatically increasing. The objective of this review is to provide an overview of the literature about the management of elderly patients in intensive care unit and more specifically about epidemiology, admission criteria, mortality, functional prognosis and ethical aspects. We also discuss the data on cardiorespiratory arrest, shock, acute respiratory failure and delirium. The mortality rate of patients over 80 years old in intensive care unit can reach up to 70% at 1year, but is dependent on many factors, such as comorbidities or frailty...
February 16, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214194/orthogeriatric-activity-in-a-general-hospital-of-castilla-la-mancha-spain
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J M Fernández-Ibáñez, M C Morales-Ballesteros, E Crespo-Romero, S Gómez-Gómez, M D Fraga-Fuentes, J Cruz-Tejado, P A Hernández-Zegarra, Á Arias-Arias, M M García-Baltasar
AIM: To describe the orthogeriatric activity in the elderly with hip fractures in the Hospital Mancha Centro, based on the recommendations of the main guidelines. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Observational prospective study, comprising all patients over 65 years of age admitted to the Traumatology Unit with a hip fracture between April 2015 and December 2015. Patients were admitted under the care of the Traumatology Unit with cross-consultation carried out with the Geriatrics Department, which then carried out a pre-operative geriatric assessment and the post-operative follow-ups...
February 14, 2017: Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214083/the-effect-of-nonpharmacological-training-on-delirium-identification-and-intervention-strategies-of-intensive-care-nurses
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Ayşegül Öztürk Birge, Hatice Tel Aydin
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the effect of nonpharmacological intervention training on delirium recognition and the intervention strategies of intensive care (ICU) nurses. METHOD: This is a quasi-experimental study conducted using a pretest-posttest design. The study sample included a total of 95 patients staying in the medical ICU of a university hospital and 19 nurses working in these units. The data were collected using the Patient and Nurse Introduction, Confusion Assessment Method for the ICU, and Delirium Risk Factors, and Non-pharmacological Interventions in Delirium Prevention Forms...
February 14, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212172/cognitive-decline-associated-with-anesthesia-and-surgery-in-the-elderly-does-this-contribute-to-dementia-prevalence
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Lisbeth Evered, David A Scott, Brendan Silbert
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide an update on the current state of research investigating the effects of anesthesia and surgery on cognition in the elderly, including consideration of overlap with cognitive disorders in the community. RECENT FINDINGS: The studies reviewed here identify detrimental effects of anesthesia and surgery on cognition in a proportion of elderly individuals. Animal models demonstrate an association between anesthetic agents and Alzheimer's disease pathology...
February 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197216/introducing-the-comprehensive-unit-based-safety-program-for-mechanically-ventilated-patients-in-saudi-arabian-intensive-care-units
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Raymond M Khan, Maha Aljuaid, Hanan Aqeel, Mohammed M Aboudeif, Shaimaa Elatwey, Rajeh Shehab, Yasser Mandourah, Khalid Maghrabi, Hassan Hawa, Imran Khalid, Ismael Qushmaq, Asad Latif, Bickey Chang, Sean M Berenholtz, Sultan Tayar, Khloud Al-Harbi, Amin Yousef, Anas A Amr, Yaseen M Arabi
Over the past decade, there have been major improvements to the care of mechanically ventilated patients (MVPs). Earlier initiatives used the concept of ventilator care bundles (sets of interventions), with a primary focus on reducing ventilator-associated pneumonia. However, recent evidence has led to a more comprehensive approach: The ABCDE bundle (Awakening and Breathing trial Coordination, Delirium management and Early mobilization). The approach of the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) was developed by patient safety researchers at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and is supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to improve local safety cultures and to learn from defects by utilizing a validated structured framework...
January 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
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/28194812/detection-and-management-of-hyperactive-and-hypoactive-delirium-in-older-patients-during-hospitalization-a-retrospective-cohort-study-evaluating-daily-practice
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Eveline L van Velthuijsen, Sandra M G Zwakhalen, Wubbo J Mulder, Frans R J Verhey, Gertrudis I J M Kempen
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of the study are to study daily hospital practice regarding detection and management and to study hyperactive and hypoactive delirium of older patients during their hospitalization. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study evaluating care as usual for older hospitalized patients with delirium at Maastricht University Medical Center+, a university hospital in the Netherlands, was performed. Inclusion criteria were older hospitalized patients (65+ years), diagnosed with delirium between 1 January and 31 December 2014...
February 14, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190439/neurologic-complications-of-polytrauma
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R M Jha, L Shutter
Neurologic complications in polytrauma can be classified by etiology and clinical manifestations: neurovascular, delirium, and spinal or neuromuscular problems. Neurovascular complications include ischemic strokes, intracranial hemorrhage, or the development of traumatic arteriovenous fistulae. Delirium and encephalopathy have a reported incidence of 67-92% in mechanically ventilated polytrauma patients. Causes include sedation, analgesia/pain, medications, sleep deprivation, postoperative state, toxic ingestions, withdrawal syndromes, organ system dysfunction, electrolyte/metabolic abnormalities, and infections...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190436/neurologic-complications-of-cardiac-and-vascular-surgery
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K N Sheth, E Nourollahzadeh
This chapter will provide an overview of the major neurologic complications of common cardiac and vascular surgeries, such as coronary artery bypass grafting and carotid endarterectomy. Neurologic complications after cardiac and vascular surgeries can cause significant morbidity and mortality, which can negate the beneficial effects of the intervention. Some of the complications to be discussed include ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, seizures, delirium, cognitive dysfunction, cerebral hyperperfusion syndrome, cranial nerve injuries, and peripheral neuropathies...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
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/28187050/european-society-of-anaesthesiology-evidence-based-and-consensus-based-guidelines-on-postoperative-delirium
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César Aldecoa, Gabriella Bettelli, Federico Bilotta, Robert D Sanders, Riccardo Audisio, Anastasia Borozdina, Antonio Cherubini, Christina Jones, Henrik Kehlet, Alasdair MacLullich, Finn Radtke, Florian Riese, Arjen J C Slooter, Francis Veyckemans, Sylvia Kramer, Bruno Neuner, Bjoern Weiss, Claudia D Spies
The purpose of this guideline is to present evidence-based and consensus-based recommendations for the prevention and treatment of postoperative delirium. The cornerstones of the guideline are the preoperative identification and handling of patients at risk, adequate intraoperative care, postoperative detection of delirium and management of delirious patients. The scope of this guideline is not to cover ICU delirium. Considering that many medical disciplines are involved in the treatment of surgical patients, a team-based approach should be implemented into daily practice...
February 9, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179250/impact-of-pharmacist-management-of-pain-agitation-and-delirium-in-the-intensive-care-unit-through-participation-in-multidisciplinary-bundle-rounds
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Patricia Louzon, Heath Jennings, Mahmood Ali, Marijo Kraisinger
PURPOSE: A two-phase program to increase pharmacist involvement in management of pain, agitation and delirium (PAD) at a large community teaching hospital is described. SUMMARY: Florida Orlando Hospital implemented a two-phase initiative to decrease intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay (LOS), ventilator use, sedative use, and hospital expenditures while advancing pharmacists' scope of practice. Phase 1 of the initiative involved a pilot project to evaluate pharmacist management of sedative therapy for mechanically ventilated patients...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179009/benefits-of-ultra-fast-track-anesthesia-in-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation-a-retrospective-propensity-score-matched-cohort-study-of-a-four-year-single-center-experience
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Rashad Zayat, Ares K Menon, Andreas Goetzenich, Gereon Schaelte, Ruediger Autschbach, Christian Stoppe, Tim-Philipp Simon, Lachmandath Tewarie, Ajay Moza
BACKGROUND: The use of left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) has gained significant importance for treatment of end-stage heart failure. Fast-track procedures are well established in cardiac surgery, whereas knowledge of their benefits after LVAD implantation is sparse. We hypothesized that ultra-fast-track anesthesia (UFTA) with in-theater extubation or at a maximum of 4 h. after surgery is feasible in Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (INTERMACS) level 3 and 4 patients and might prevent postoperative complications...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158885/breaking-bad-delirium-methamphetamine-and-boric-acid-toxicity-with-hallucinations-and-pseudosepsis
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Kayla Johnson, Joanna L Stollings, E Wesley Ely
OBJECTIVES: A 30-year-old patient presented with hallucinations and profound shock. He was initially misdiagnosed as having severe sepsis; once ingestions were considered, he was diagnosed as potentially having arsenic toxicity. SUMMARY: The clinical story reveals many instructional lessons that could aid in the evaluation and management of future patients. This man presented with large amounts of blue crystals around his nose and lips from inhaling and eating boric acid (an ant poison) so he could, as he put it, kill the ants "pouring into my mouth and nose and up into my brain...
February 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157431/increased-symptom-expression-among-patients-with-delirium-admitted-to-an-acute-palliative-care-unit
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Maxine de la Cruz, Sriram Yennu, Diane Liu, Jimin Wu, Akhila Reddy, Eduardo Bruera
INTRODUCTION: Delirium is the most common neuropsychiatric condition in very ill patients and those at the end of life. Previous case reports found that delirium-induced disinhibition may lead to overexpression of symptoms. It negatively affects communication between patients, family members, and the medical team and can sometimes lead to inappropriate interventions. Better understanding would result in improved care. Our aim was to determine the effect of delirium on the reporting of symptom severity in patients with advanced cancer...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156637/complications-of-intrathecal-pump-therapy-in-malignancy-related-pain
#18
Egidio Del Fabbro
: 102 Background: Intrathecal pumps (ITP) are used to manage severe malignancy related pain by delivering analgesics directly into the cerebrospinal fluid, in theory allowing for a reduced opioid dose and fewer complications. Although there is literature to support efficacy in patients with cancer, including improved survival, this mode of drug delivery also carries a risk of serious complications. Reports of complications in non-malignant pain suggest the risks and mortality related to ITP may be under-appreciated and that injury and liability occur with both ITP placement and ITP maintenance...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153970/a-rare-case-of-famotidine-induced-delirium-in-a-peritoneal-dialysis-patient
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Gary C W Chan, K M Lee, Lorraine P Y Kwan, Maggie M Y Mok, Maggie K M Ma, Desmond Y H Yap, Sydney C W Tang
H2 receptor antagonists are commonly employed to manage gastro-esophageal reflux and peptic ulcer diseases with a very low incidence of side effects. Herein, we report an extremely rare incidence of famotidine-induced acute confusion in a patient with end-stage renal failure. We also discuss the pharmacokinetic properties of famotidine and its interplay with compromised renal function to result in neuropsychiatric manifestations, highlighting the importance of dosage ad ustment in individuals with renal insufficiency...
January 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
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
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