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Delirium Summary

Description: A disorder characterized by CONFUSION; inattentiveness; disorientation; ILLUSIONS; HALLUCINATIONS; agitation; and in some instances autonomic nervous system overactivity. It may result from toxic/metabolic conditions or structural brain lesions. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp411-2)

Also Known As: Delirium of Mixed Origin; Subacute Delirium; Delirium, Subacute; Deliriums, Subacute; Mixed Origin Delirium Show All >>

Networked: 3424 relevant articles (214 outcomes, 482 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Delirium

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Antipsychotic Agents (Antipsychotics) : 34 outcomes 41 studies in 215 results : IBA
  2. Haloperidol (Haldol) : 31 outcomes 45 studies in 206 results : FDA 107 Generic
  3. Risperidone (Risperdal Consta) : 15 outcomes 21 studies in 66 results : FDA 35 Generic
  4. Dexmedetomidine : 15 outcomes 20 studies in 105 results : FDA 1
  5. olanzapine (Zyprexa) : 13 outcomes 19 studies in 71 results : FDA 13
  6. Melatonin : 12 outcomes 12 studies in 49 results : IBA
  7. quetiapine (Seroquel) : 11 outcomes 17 studies in 43 results : FDA 5
  8. Benzodiazepines : 9 outcomes 15 studies in 163 results : IBA
  9. ramelteon (Rozerem) : 8 outcomes 5 studies in 15 results : FDA 1
  10. aripiprazole (Abilify) : 6 outcomes 4 studies in 11 results : FDA 4
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Diseases Related to Delirium

  1. Critical Illness (Critically Ill)
  2. Neoplasms (Cancer)
  3. Dementia (Dementias)
  4. Pain (Aches)
  5. Stroke (Strokes)
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Key Therapies for Delirium

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  1. Analgesia : 8 outcomes 10 studies in 78 results
  2. Length of Stay : 7 outcomes 13 studies in 166 results
  3. Intensive Care (Surgical Intensive Care) : 5 outcomes 27 studies in 200 results
  4. Artificial Respiration (Mechanical Ventilation) : 5 outcomes 9 studies in 113 results
  5. Anesthesia : 3 outcomes 17 studies in 132 results
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