Tag: delerium

Aspirin or Rivaroxaban for VTE Prophylaxis after Hip or Knee Arthroplasty Many studies have suggested that aspirin may be effective in the prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) after total hip or total knee arthroplasty. However, few randomized controlled trials comparing aspirin with direct oral anticoagulants are available. In this multicenter,...
Image: PD 1. Higher scores on a new Confusion Assessment Method Severity tool (CAM-S) were associated with poorer in-hospital and post-hospital outcomes.   Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)             Study Rundown:  Delirium is a common and costly condition affecting older patients, and is associated increased complications and mortality among...
Image: PD 1. For ICU patients requiring mechanical ventilation, no decrease in duration or incidence of delirium or coma was found with prophylactic haloperidol versus placebo. 2. Antipsychotic medications may reduce analgesic and hypnotic total dosage and days of treatment. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Delirium is an acute dysfunction in...