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Delirium following acute myocardial infarction: incidence, clinical profiles, and predictors.
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PMID:  20377801     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To examine the incidence, clinical profile, and predictors of delirium following acute myocardial infarction (MI). DESIGN AND METHODS: The study sample included 212 consecutive patients with acute MI who were admitted to the coronary intensive care unit of a university hospital. FINDINGS: Delirium was found to occur in 5.7% of the patients. The predictors of delirium were advanced age, higher level of serum potassium at admission, and experience of cardiac arrest during MI. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: Delirium is reasonably prevalent in patients with acute MI. We propose that patients with the risk factors that have been delineated in this study should be evaluated carefully.
Faruk Uguz; Mehmet Kayrak; Erdinç Cíçek; Fatih Kayhan; Hatem Ari; Gökhan Altunbas
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perspectives in psychiatric care     Volume:  46     ISSN:  1744-6163     ISO Abbreviation:  Perspect Psychiatr Care     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-09     Completed Date:  2010-07-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401133     Medline TA:  Perspect Psychiatr Care     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  135-42     Citation Subset:  N    
Department of Psychiatry, Meram Faculty of Medicine, Selçuk University, Konya, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Case-Control Studies
Chi-Square Distribution
Delirium / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  etiology*
Heart Arrest / complications
Hospitals, University
Hyperkalemia / blood,  complications
Length of Stay / statistics & numerical data
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / complications*,  mortality
Predictive Value of Tests
Risk Factors
Severity of Illness Index
Socioeconomic Factors
Statistics, Nonparametric
Turkey / epidemiology

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