Tag Archives: Anticonvulsants

Clinical Prediction Rule for Delirium in Patients Admitted to Medical Wards (BMJ Open)

Summary This article addresses the development and validation of a clinical prediction rule, using variables measurable upon hospital admission, to identify patients likely to develop delirium in hospital. The main variables analysed and included in the prediction rule are (1) … Continue reading

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Antidepressants for Agitation and Psychosis in Dementia (Cochrane Review)

[A version of this abstract appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 9, April 2011]. Abstract Psychosis and agitation occur commonly in older adults with dementia. Medications prescribed to treat these symptoms increasingly include antidepressants. This systematic review examines … Continue reading

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