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Delirium Superimposed on Dementia in Perioperative Period and Intensive Care

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Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Faculty of Medical Sciences in Katowice, Medical University of Silesia, 14 Medyków Street, 40752 Katowice, Poland
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Students’ Scientific Society, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Faculty of Medical Sciences in Katowice, Medical University of Silesia, 40752 Katowice, Poland
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J. Clin. Med. 2020, 9(10), 3279; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm9103279
Received: 10 September 2020 / Revised: 28 September 2020 / Accepted: 6 October 2020 / Published: 13 October 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Clinical Management of Perioperative Brain Health)
Delirium is a life-threatening condition, the causes of which are still not fully understood. It may develop in patients with pre-existing dementia. Delirium superimposed on dementia (DSD) can go completely unnoticed with routine examination. It may happen in the perioperative period and in the critical care setting, especially in the ageing population. Difficulties in diagnosing and lack of specific pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment make DSD a seriously growing problem. Patient-oriented, multidirectional preventive measures should be applied to reduce the risk of DSD. For this reason, anesthesiologists and intensive care specialists should be aware of this interesting condition in their everyday clinical practice. View Full-Text
Keywords: dementia; delirium; delirium superimposed on dementia; perioperative care; critical care dementia; delirium; delirium superimposed on dementia; perioperative care; critical care
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Krzych, Ł.J.; Rachfalska, N.; Putowski, Z. Delirium Superimposed on Dementia in Perioperative Period and Intensive Care. J. Clin. Med. 2020, 9, 3279. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm9103279

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Krzych ŁJ, Rachfalska N, Putowski Z. Delirium Superimposed on Dementia in Perioperative Period and Intensive Care. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2020; 9(10):3279. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm9103279

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Krzych, Łukasz J.; Rachfalska, Natalia; Putowski, Zbigniew. 2020. "Delirium Superimposed on Dementia in Perioperative Period and Intensive Care" J. Clin. Med. 9, no. 10: 3279. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm9103279

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