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Review Papers | Medicine Science | Albania | Volume 5 Issue 4, April 2016
Risk Factors: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Management of Delirium
Delirium is a change in mental status characterized by a reduced awareness of the environment and a disturbance in attention. Pathogenesis The underlying mechanisms contributing to delirium are poorly understood. Risk factors for delirium The following are risk factors which are associated with an increased risk of deliriumAge 65 years.Male sex.Pre-existing cognitive deficit, e.g. dementia, stroke.Severity of dementia.Severe comorbidity etc. Medical managementUsing drugs to treat delirium can lead to adverse effects and worsening of delirium, therefore, careful consideration is required.
Keywords: DeliriumDementia, Depression Bipolar Disorder
Edition: Volume 5 Issue 4, April 2016
Pages: 1655 - 1659
How to Cite this Article?
Haxhire Gani, "Risk Factors: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Management of Delirium", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=NOV162972, Volume 5 Issue 4, April 2016, 1655 - 1659
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