Daniel Dickman, Author at Infectious Disease Advisor

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Delirium in the hospitalized patient

Delirium in the hospitalized patient I. Delirium Delirium is a disturbance of attention (a reduced ability to direct, focus, sustain, or shift attention) and awareness (reduced orientation to the environment). In the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, delirium is in the category of “neurocognitive disorders”. The…

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