Published in Mental Health Law Weekly, December 17th, 2005
According to recent research from Canada, "Psychoactive medications are biologically plausible and potentially modifiable risk factors of delirium. To date, however, research findings are inconsistent regarding their association with delirium."
"The association between exposure to anticholinergics, benzodiazepines, corticosteroids, and opioids and the risk of delirium was studied. A total of 261 hospitalized cancer patients were followed up with repeated assessments by using the Nursing Delirium Screening Scale for up to 4 weeks for...
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