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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.
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

Study highlights need for personalized approach to treat ICU acquired delirium

Study highlights need for personalized approach to treat ICU acquired delirium

SLU researcher seeks to find solutions for 'chemo brain' symptoms and side effects of opioids

SLU researcher seeks to find solutions for 'chemo brain' symptoms and side effects of opioids

Vagus nerve stimulation can reverse brain inflammation after surgery, mice study shows

Vagus nerve stimulation can reverse brain inflammation after surgery, mice study shows

New AUC published for lumbar puncture and spinal fluid analysis in Alzheimer's diagnosis

New AUC published for lumbar puncture and spinal fluid analysis in Alzheimer's diagnosis

Critical illness and major infection can promote brain changes, accelerate cognitive decline

Critical illness and major infection can promote brain changes, accelerate cognitive decline

Old letters provide insight into Spanish flu pandemic horror

Old letters provide insight into Spanish flu pandemic horror

New online tools aid surgeons and specialists who care for older people

New online tools aid surgeons and specialists who care for older people

Dementia patients could be experiencing pain they cannot communicate

Dementia patients could be experiencing pain they cannot communicate

Impaired mental status linked to doubled risk of death after heart attack in elderly patients

Impaired mental status linked to doubled risk of death after heart attack in elderly patients

Researchers explore use of antipsychotic medications in older adults following heart surgery

Researchers explore use of antipsychotic medications in older adults following heart surgery