Tag Archives: Diagnostic Errors

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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Brain Scans Distinguish Between Dementia Types (BBC News / Neurology)

Summary Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania believe they may have discovered how to distinguish between different types of dementia without the need for invasive lumbar puncture tests to obtain cerebrospinal fluid (csf).  Alzheimer’s and frontotemporal dementia share similar features and symptoms and can … Continue reading

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Preventable Deaths Due to Problems in Care in English Acute Hospitals (BMJ Quality and Safety)

Summary This retrospective case record review found that incidence of preventable hospital deaths, while lower than previous estimates, is still substantial. This study reviewed estimated life expectancy upon hospital admission, identified problems in care contributing to death and assessed whether … Continue reading

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