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Delirium: Definition, Epidemiology, and Diagnosis.
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PMID:  24084176     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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This article serves to (1) review the relationship of the terms "delirium" and "encephalopathy," (2) describe delirium as defined in current diagnostic systems, (3) summarize the epidemiology and theories of pathogenesis, (4) review clinical diagnostic approaches, and (5) highlight the history using EEG in the study of delirium in the psychiatric literature. Delirium is an important medical syndrome with significant implications; there is continued need for better physiologic measures of the underlying brain dysfunction.
Authors:
Karin J Neufeld; Christine Thomas
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical neurophysiology : official publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1537-1603     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Neurophysiol     Publication Date:  2013 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-10-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506708     Medline TA:  J Clin Neurophysiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  438-442     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
*Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.; and †Department of Geriatric Psychiatry, Clinic of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Bethel, Evangelisches Hospital Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany.
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