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Delirium is a mental state in which a person is confused, disoriented, and not able to think or remember clearly. The person may also be agitated and have hallucinations, and extreme excitement.
New tool seeks to predict postoperative delirium severity in older adults

New tool seeks to predict postoperative delirium severity in older adults

Delirium increases risk of cognitive dysfunction, but only in the first postoperative month

Delirium increases risk of cognitive dysfunction, but only in the first postoperative month

Reversibly paralyzing, heavily sedating hospitalized patients do not improve outcomes

Reversibly paralyzing, heavily sedating hospitalized patients do not improve outcomes

Understanding neurotoxic side effects of CAR T-cell therapy

Understanding neurotoxic side effects of CAR T-cell therapy

Neurological Side Effects of CAR T-Cell Therapy Revealed

Neurological Side Effects of CAR T-Cell Therapy Revealed

Implementation of new pathway for spatial neglect care

Implementation of new pathway for spatial neglect care

Researchers analyze the effects of dark play in a serious video game

Researchers analyze the effects of dark play in a serious video game

New clinical pathway reduces rate of debilitating complications for frail elderly trauma patients

New clinical pathway reduces rate of debilitating complications for frail elderly trauma patients

Lurie Children's introduces virtual reality into pediatric ICU

Lurie Children's introduces virtual reality into pediatric ICU

Inflammation in the brain increases side-effects of hypnotic drugs

Inflammation in the brain increases side-effects of hypnotic drugs

Changing drugs, deprescribing do not lower severity and duration of delirium in ICU patients

Changing drugs, deprescribing do not lower severity and duration of delirium in ICU patients

Wakefulness and novel sleep index may predict success of spontaneous breathing trial

Wakefulness and novel sleep index may predict success of spontaneous breathing trial

Hip fractures may serve as first sign of undiagnosed Alzheimer’s disease

Hip fractures may serve as first sign of undiagnosed Alzheimer’s disease

Researcher explore why some patients recover quickly after surgery while others don't

Researcher explore why some patients recover quickly after surgery while others don't

Gerontologists assess change in patients' functional status after valve replacement procedure

Gerontologists assess change in patients' functional status after valve replacement procedure

Hospitalizations may be major risk factor for increased cognitive decline in older adults

Hospitalizations may be major risk factor for increased cognitive decline in older adults

Early clinical assessments could reduce end-of-life hospitalizations for seniors

Early clinical assessments could reduce end-of-life hospitalizations for seniors

SIESTA project reduces sleep interruptions in hospitalized patients

SIESTA project reduces sleep interruptions in hospitalized patients

Cognition not affected by major heart procedure

Cognition not affected by major heart procedure

New study reveals best assessment tools to establish delirium severity

New study reveals best assessment tools to establish delirium severity