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Uncomfortable care tied to delirium in acute stroke patients

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Journal of the Neurological Sciences
Reuters Health -  11/12/2020 -  Acute stroke patients who experience immobilizing care or frequent nighttime disturbances for care are more likely to develop delirium than those who don't receive this type of uncomfortable care, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined data on 387 acute stroke patients, including 188 who received at least one type of care associated with delirium, such as restraints, prohibited self-transfer, prohibited oral feeding, indwelling catheters, frequent nighttime care, and histamine H2-antagonists. Overall, 42 patients developed delirium. Patients who experienced any of these types of care were more likely to develop delirium (relative risk 4.5), and experiencing multiple uncomfortable care types was associated with a further risk increase (RR 5.1). "Although patients with a potential for reducing uncomfortable care constitute a relatively small proportion of patients, they constitute a substantial proportion of patients who w...


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