acute confusion


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acute confusion

The abrupt onset of reversible disturbances of consciousness, attention, cognition, and perception that develop over a short period of time.
Synonym: acute confusional statedelirium;
See also: confusion
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Situated clinical reasoning: Distinguishing acute confusion from dementia in hospitalised older adults.
Sunlight-induced recurrent acute confusion as the initial presentation of systemic lupus erythematosus.
One controlled study of haloperidol as a delirium prophylaxis in hip surgery patients found that while there was no effect on the postoperative incidence of acute confusion, patients in the haloperidol arm had earlier improvement of delirium scores and had less severe delirium, compared with patients who did not take the drug.
Acute confusion and unreal experiences in intensive care patients in relation to the ICU syndrome.
An 83-year-old woman sought treatment at the hospital on September 12, 2002, with 3 days of fever, acute confusion, nausea, vomiting, and profound weakness.
was suffering from acute confusion, delirium, and was not capable of making any decisions regarding his health care and daily living needs.

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