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Monday, August 08, 2016

(2) Delirium in cancer patients presenting to emergency department



    1. Discipline (abstract)

      Symptom Control and Palliative Care
      Delirium frequency among advanced cancer patients presenting to an emergency department: A prospective, randomized, observational studyAhmed F. Elsayem, Eduardo Bruera, Alan D. Valentine, Carla L. Warneke, Sai-Ching J. Yeung, Valda D. Page, Geri L. Wood, Julio Silvestre, Holly M. Holmes, Patricia A. Brock and Knox H. Todd
      Version of Record online: 25 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.30133
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      With a frequency of at least 9% according to the Confusion Assessment Method, delirium is relatively frequent among advanced cancer patients visiting the emergency department of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and all of these patients are also delirious according to the Memorial Delirium Assessment Scale. Delirium is frequently missed by emergency department physicians (41% of cases) despite prior education; this highlights the need for systematic screening for delirium among advanced cancer patients visiting the emergency department. See also pages 000-000.
  1. Editorial

    1. Cancer patients with delirium in the emergency department: A frequent and distressing problem that calls for better assessmentPeter G. Lawlor
      Version of Record online: 25 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.30132
      Delirium is acknowledged as a common complication of cancer that frequently results in a visit to the emergency department, yet it is often poorly assessed, and the diagnosis is missed as a result. Because age is a major risk factor for delirium and population demographics are changing, there is a critical need to develop optimal delirium screening strategies for cancer patients who access this point of care. See also pages 000-000.

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