Tag Archives: Confusion Assessment Method

Review of Delirium Prediction Models for Hospitalised Older Adults (BMJ Open)

Summary A systematic review of delirium prediction models of relevance to older adults (those over years of age), for use in acute hospital settings, identified variable and typically inadequate predictive capabilities. “ …future models should consider using standard variables and … Continue reading

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Delirium Superimposed on Dementia: DSD (Journal of Hospital Medicine / Medical Express)

Summary This research investigated the influence of cognitive impairment and delirium in older adults during the 30 days following acute care hospitalisation. The authors were specifically interested in the incidence, risk factors and outcomes concerning Delirium Superimposed on Dementia (DSD). … Continue reading

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Barriers to the Recognition of Delirium (BMC Geriatrics)

Summary This article represents the collective opinion of clinical experts in delirium about why delirium continues to be under recognised. This consensus statement was derived from two conference workshops and an online survey of the European Delirium Association members. At an … Continue reading

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Enhanced Exercise and Cognitive Programme Ineffective for Delirium Reduction in Hospitalised Patients (BMJ Open)

Summary A randomised controlled trial was conducted to see if a programme of progressive resistance exercise, mobilisation and orientation might help to prevent delirium in older hospitalised patients. Delirium was measured using the Confusion Assessment Method. The intervention programme had … Continue reading

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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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Cognitive Assessment of Older People (BMJ Clinical Review)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 3, October 2011]. Abstract This review article examines the cognitive assessment of older people (i.e. those aged over 65 years) with a view to … Continue reading

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