Delirium

Research Update

Treating Agitation in ICU Patients with AUD?

Topics: Agitation | Alcohol use disorder | Delirium | Withdrawal

REVIEW OF: Vourc’h M et al, JAMA 2021;325(8):732–741 STUDY TYPE: Randomized clinical trial It’s known that people who drink unhealthy amounts of alcohol are more likely to get agitated if they’re admitted to the ICU. What to do about it is less well understood. In this study, researchers reasoned that mimicking some of alcohol’s effects

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Research Update

Suvorexant May Prevent Delirium in Hospitalized Patients

Topics: Delirium | Geriatric Psychiatry | Suvorexant

REVIEW OF: Hatta K et al, J Clin Psychiatry 2017;78(8):e970–e979; Hatta K et al, J Clin Psychiatry 2019;81(1):19m12865 Delirium is an acute confusional state that occurs frequently in older hospitalized patients, especially those with serious illness in the ICU. We try our best to prevent it because it is associated with worse medical outcomes, inc

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