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Treatment of agitation in the emergency room
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16119296     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The treatment of agitation in the emergency room is a subject regularly treated in different studies and conferences because of the diagnosis difficulties and the psychological impact on medical teams. Differential diagnosis includes organic, toxic and psychiatric causes. Non-pharmacological means (emergency rooms' organisation, communication skills, first care teams' formation) allow resolution of some of these situations. When psychopharmacological intervention is required benzodiazepines (lorazepam) and neuroleptics (haloperidol, olanzapine) are indicated, first orally, then intramuscularly if requested by noncollaborative patient. Combination of drugs is not to be recommanded. Side effects of current medication are to be well known, that's why only a small number of molecules are to be used, after controlled studies.
Bujard N Zoupanos; C Bryois
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revue médicale suisse     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1660-9379     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Med Suisse     Publication Date:  2005 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-08-25     Completed Date:  2005-10-25     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101219148     Medline TA:  Rev Med Suisse     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  fre     Pagination:  1810-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Service de psychiatrie de liaison, EHC-Hôpital de Morges, Morges.
Vernacular Title:
Traitement de l'agitation aux urgences somatiques.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Emergency Service, Hospital*
Psychomotor Agitation / etiology,  therapy*

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