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Syndrome confusionnel du sujet âgé : les difficultés d'un diagnostic facile

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Zarate-Lagunes, M
Lang, P-O
Published in Revue médicale suisse. 2008, vol. 4, no. 178, p. 2392-7
Abstract Confusion is a frequent psychiatric and behavioural manifestation of diffuse cerebral injury found in elderly patients that are severely ill or stressed. The hyperactive form is often recognised because of the psychomotor agitation. However, the hypoactive form is most frequent and has a worse prognosis. Despite, it is often under-recognised. Among contributing factors, anticholinergic agents and drug interactions are significant. Identification and treatment of the underlying cause of delirium is essential with a focus on non pharmacological approach. Antipsychotic agents are reserved for severe forms and where non pharmacological intervention fracases.
Keywords AgedCholinergic Antagonists/adverse effectsConfusion/chemically induced/diagnosis/therapyDelirium/chemically induced/diagnosis/therapyDiagnosis, DifferentialDrug InteractionsHumansPrognosisRisk Factors
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Research group Démence du sujet âgé, troubles cognitifs, la symptomatologie cognitive (577)
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ZARATE-LAGUNES, M, LANG, P-O, ZEKRY BERGER, Dina Selma. Syndrome confusionnel du sujet âgé : les difficultés d'un diagnostic facile. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2008, vol. 4, n° 178, p. 2392-7. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:34021

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