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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.
Patients with an alcohol-use disorder are more likely to require mechanical ventilation

Patients with an alcohol-use disorder are more likely to require mechanical ventilation

Reports of abnormal behaviour sends Tamiflu back to the drawing board

Reports of abnormal behaviour sends Tamiflu back to the drawing board

Doctor cautions on use of Tamiflu

Doctor cautions on use of Tamiflu

Delirium becoming a major burden on health care services in countries with ageing populations

Delirium becoming a major burden on health care services in countries with ageing populations

Important to recognize difference between tiredness and fatigue

Important to recognize difference between tiredness and fatigue

Tamiflu to carry warning about abnormal behaviour

Tamiflu to carry warning about abnormal behaviour

Hospital-level care can be provided at home for less money

Hospital-level care can be provided at home for less money

Elderly as much at risk with old mental health drugs as new ones

Elderly as much at risk with old mental health drugs as new ones

Aging may intensify and prolong feeling run down when common infections like the flu occur

Aging may intensify and prolong feeling run down when common infections like the flu occur

SARS can infiltrate brain tissue

SARS can infiltrate brain tissue

Depressant benzodiazepine especially effective at treating seizure in alcohol withdrawal syndrome patients

Depressant benzodiazepine especially effective at treating seizure in alcohol withdrawal syndrome patients

Nearly half of non-ventilated patients in intensive care units experience delirium

Nearly half of non-ventilated patients in intensive care units experience delirium

Marburg virus - 275 confirmed cases

Marburg virus - 275 confirmed cases

CDC experts sent to Angola to help with Marburg epidemic

CDC experts sent to Angola to help with Marburg epidemic

Scientists identify a protein that regulates alcohol-withdrawal seizures

Scientists identify a protein that regulates alcohol-withdrawal seizures

Children level of anxiety prior to surgery is predictive of behavioral changes

Children level of anxiety prior to surgery is predictive of behavioral changes

The brain's dopamine system is key to alcoholism

The brain's dopamine system is key to alcoholism

Delirium in ICU patients a predictor of mortality

Delirium in ICU patients a predictor of mortality