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Improving Delirium Detection in the Acute Setting: An Expert Interview

Delirium is highly prevalent in critical care, especially among elderly patients and individuals with dementia. Although rates vary widely across studies, findings suggest delirium affects more than 15% of hospitalized patients. For additional discussion regarding this topic, Neurology Advisor interviewed Leopoldo Pozuelo, MD, MBA, FACP, FACLP, clinical vice chair of psychiatry and psychology at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.

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EEG-Guided Anesthesia Does Not Cut Postop Delirium in Seniors

HealthDay News — For older adults undergoing surgery, electroencephalogram (EEG)-guided anesthetic administration is not associated with a reduction in postoperative delirium, according to a study published in the Feb. 5 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Troy S. Wildes, M.D., from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and colleagues…

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