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inconsolable

(ĭn″kŏn-sō′lŏ-bĭl) [L. inconsolabilis]
Said of an infant or child who is extremely irritable and cannot be comforted despite its parents' best efforts. In pediatrics inconsolability is a clinical indicator of severe illness.
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High called the association between maternal depression and infant inconsolability "robust," but noted that a limitation of the study includes the fact that infant inconsolability and maternal depression were measured by a single question.
Objective data disclosed during the initial resident assessment included: (a) inability to initiate purposeful activities, (b) decreased or inappropriate social interaction, (c) inconsolability at times, despite validating, refocusing or redirecting, (d) limited physical ability, (e) long-term care placement, (f) verbalized feelings of abandonment, (g) deteriorating cognitive process (as evidenced by GDS), (h) wandering, rummaging and pillaging or (i) long periods of inactivity.
Presence of red flag symptoms should raise early suspicion * Lethargy and listlessness (intussusception, obstructed inguinal hernia) * Inconsolability (obstructed inguinal hernia, torsion of testis) * Severe abdominal pain or distension (malrotation, intussusception) * Persistent vomiting (pyloric stenosis) * Bile-stained vomit (green) (malrotation, intussusception) * Projectile vomiting (pyloric stenosis) * High fever (appendicitis, mastoiditis) * Blood in the vomit * Abnormal discolouration of skin over lumps and bumps (obstructed inguinal hernia, mastoiditis) * Blood in stool (intussusception)
Sedation with midazolam can also result in unwanted behavioral side effects such as physical aggression and inconsolability, which are stressful for the patient, parent, and staff (Elder & Longenecker, 1995).
Pieces of a whole are not viewed as desirable in "Les Tentations," where broken chains--perhaps the halos of other fallen poets (6) -- only entangle the feet of the demon and contribute to his apparent inconsolability.
Newborn/ Infant indicators may include: irritability, agitated, inconsolability, non responsive to auditory, visual or tactile stimuli.