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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 decision rule can reduce unnecessary head CT scans in older adults after falls

New decision rule can reduce unnecessary head CT scans in older adults after falls

Researchers develop a new early alert model for pandemic predictions in Germany

Researchers develop a new early alert model for pandemic predictions in Germany

Two 'big gun' antibiotics may be safer for the kidneys than previously thought

Two 'big gun' antibiotics may be safer for the kidneys than previously thought

Doctors abandon a diagnosis used to justify police custody deaths. It might live on, anyway.

Doctors abandon a diagnosis used to justify police custody deaths. It might live on, anyway.

Virtual reality can help calm caregivers of surgery-bound children

Virtual reality can help calm caregivers of surgery-bound children

California bans controversial ‘excited delirium’ diagnosis

California bans controversial ‘excited delirium’ diagnosis

Total hip arthroplasty in nonagenarians: Risks and benefits

Total hip arthroplasty in nonagenarians: Risks and benefits

Study explores risk factors for postoperative delirium

Study explores risk factors for postoperative delirium

Tracking brain wave signatures could reduce the risk of postoperative brain dysfunction

Tracking brain wave signatures could reduce the risk of postoperative brain dysfunction

Significant variations in healthcare spending and care delivery found across NHS hospitals following hip fracture

Significant variations in healthcare spending and care delivery found across NHS hospitals following hip fracture

New oral films could revolutionize drug delivery for patients

New oral films could revolutionize drug delivery for patients

AEM systematic review provides new insights into head imaging abnormalities in patients with acute delirium

AEM systematic review provides new insights into head imaging abnormalities in patients with acute delirium

New study reveals alarming cognitive impairments in long COVID patients

New study reveals alarming cognitive impairments in long COVID patients

Accepting artificial intelligence: barriers and facilitators influencing healthcare professionals' acceptance of AI in the hospital setting

Accepting artificial intelligence: barriers and facilitators influencing healthcare professionals' acceptance of AI in the hospital setting

Medical cannabis soothes cancer pain

Medical cannabis soothes cancer pain

A scientific statement from the American Heart and Stroke Association on the prevalence, diagnosis, and management of poststroke cognitive impairment

A scientific statement from the American Heart and Stroke Association on the prevalence, diagnosis, and management of poststroke cognitive impairment

Study examines whether alcohol-associated burn injuries impair cognitive function

Study examines whether alcohol-associated burn injuries impair cognitive function

Study suggests potential therapeutic targets for COVID-19-related neurological pathologies

Study suggests potential therapeutic targets for COVID-19-related neurological pathologies

Delirium linked with 40% acceleration in the rate of cognitive decline

Delirium linked with 40% acceleration in the rate of cognitive decline

Study may elucidate metformin's potential role in longevity through DNA methylation

Study may elucidate metformin's potential role in longevity through DNA methylation

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