Tag: delirium

1. Delirium was significantly associated with long-term cognitive decline. 2. Across all studies, delirium groups demonstrated worse cognitive outcomes than control groups. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Delirium is viewed as an acute onset, potentially fluctuating state of disorganized thought or altered levels of consciousness. Postoperative recovery can often include...
1. In this randomized clinical trial in China of a tailored, family-involved hospital elder life program (t-HELP) was linked to a substantially lower risk of post-operative delirium for patients over the age of 70 years undergoing an elective surgical procedure. 2. Compared to the usual care control population, participants in...
1. In this randomized controlled trial, there was no difference in the incidence of delirium between flexible family visitation and standard, restricted family visitation. 2. Flexible visitation resulted in better measures of anxiety, depression, and satisfaction for family members. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: It is thought that flexible ICU visiting...
1. In this randomized controlled trial, there was no difference in the incidence of delirium between flexible family visitation and standard, restricted family visitation. 2. Flexible visitation resulted in better measures of anxiety, depression, and satisfaction for family members. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: It is thought that flexible ICU...
1. In this randomized controlled trial, post-operative scheduled intravenous (IV) acetaminophen combined with propofol or dexmedetomidine reduced risk of post-operative delirium in older patients undergoing cardiac surgery compared to placebo. 2. The combination with IV acetaminophen also significantly reduced delirium duration, ICU length of stay, and breakthrough analgesia compared with...
1. Among critically ill patients with delirium in the intensive care unit (ICU), there was no significant difference in the duration of delirium between patients treated with haloperidol, ziprasidone, or placebo. 2. At the time of randomization, 89% of patients in the trial had hypoactive delirium versus only 11% that...
1. Among critically ill patients with delirium in the intensive care unit (ICU), there was no significant difference in the duration of delirium between patients treated with haloperidol, ziprasidone, or placebo. 2. At the time of randomization, 89% of patients in the trial had hypoactive delirium versus only 11%...