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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Multidimensional assessment of acute confusion after traumatic brain injury.
Researchers and hospital staff remain uncertain about which educational approach may be most effective in maximising knowledge and skills in the recognition and management of acute confusion on acute medical wards.
Sunlight-induced recurrent acute confusion as the initial presentation of systemic lupus erythematosus.
The newer drugs have also been reported to cause psychotic reactions or acute confusion in some elderly patients, particularly older women.
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.
and others have developed protocols to minimize the possibility of acute confusion for those at risk.
Only three of 21 patients with acute confusion had a PR examination whilst six of 13 patients with abdominal pain had had a PR examination.
We expect a quarter of all patients in the hospital to have dementia and up to a third will suffer some sort of confusion, such as delirium, which is acute confusion.
M's acute confusion, one would expect an abnormal EEG, but repeat EEGs were unremarkable.

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