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Kuroda, Shigetoshi
Ishizu, Hideki
Ujike, Hiroshi
Otsuki, Saburo
Mitsunobu, Katsusuke
Chuda, Masaki
Yamamoto, Mitsutoshi
Abstract

Factors initiating senile delirium were examined in 129 elderly inpatients (65 years or older). Sixty-eight patients were males and 61 females, with a mean age of 76.3 years. Delirium developed in most cases on the first two days of admission in the hospital, and the admission appeared to be a key factor precipitating delirium in about 30% of the patients. Delirium resolved or improved in 80% of the patients, but usually persisted in patients with dementia. Senile delirium tended to reappear repeatedly in patients whose episode of delirium lasted for more than 2 weeks, was associated with dementia, or had a prior history of delirium.

Keywords
delirium
the elderly
hospitalization
recurrent delirium
Amo Type
Article
Published Date
1990-10
Publication Title
Acta Medica Okayama
Volume
volume44
Issue
issue5
Publisher
Okayama University Medical School
Start Page
267
End Page
272
ISSN
0386-300X
NCID
AA00508441
Content Type
Journal Article
language
英語
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publisher
Refereed
True
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