2018
DOI: 10.1093/med/9780199375349.003.0002
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Abstract: Delirium has high prevalence in the intensive care unit (ICU) and carries high morbidity. Delirium is often underrecognized, and implementation of validated screening strategies increases detection rates. Strategies to minimize delirium include limitation or avoidance of certain medications (especially benzodiazepines), frequent reorientation, maintenance of normal sleep/wake cycles, and provision of hearing and vision aids. Optimal treatment of delirium once it occurs is unclear, but antipsychotics may have b…

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