What is it about?

Delirium is a terrible clinical syndrome in terminal patients, and it is frequent and dangerous. That's why it should be prevented or diagnosed as soon as possible. This paper indicates some of the risk factors, and some remedies. It should be of support to the clinician involved in palliative medicine.

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Why is it important?

The clinicians in charge with terminal patients would benefit of this observational and propositive study


The study should be expanded in other centers for palliative medicine. This would increase its credibility.

Professor Giustino Varrassi
Paolo Procacci Foundation

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This page is a summary of: Early Diagnosis of Delirium in Palliative Care Patients Decreases Mortality and Necessity of Palliative Sedation: Results of a Prospective Observational Study, Cureus, June 2022, Cureus, Inc., DOI: 10.7759/cureus.25706.
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