publication . Article . 2012

Clinical study predicting delirium duration in elderly hip-surgery patients: does early symptom profile matter?

Slor, Chantal J.; Witlox, Joost; Adamis, Dimitrios; Meagher, David; van der Ploeg, Tjeerd; Jansen, Rene W. M. M.; van Stijn, Mireille F.M.; Houdijk, Alexander P. J.; van Gool, Willem A.; Eikelenboom, Piet; ...
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
  • Country: Ireland
peer-reviewed Background. Features thatmay allow early identification of patients at risk of prolonged delirium, and therefore of poorer outcomes, are not well understood.The aim of this study was to determine if preoperative delirium risk factors and delirium symptoms (at onset and clinical symptomatology during the course of delirium) are associated with delirium duration. Methods. This study was conducted in prospectively identified cases of incident delirium.We compared patients experiencing delirium of short duration (1 or 2 days) with patients who had more prolonged delirium (≥3 days) with regard to DRS-R-98 (Delirium Rating Scale Revised- 98) symptoms on ...
Medical Subject Headings: mental disordersbehavioral disciplines and activitiesnervous system diseases
free text keywords: elderly hip-surgery, patient deliriium
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