Title: Prolonged Delirium Secondary to Hypoxic-ischemic Encephalopathy Following Cardiac Arrest
year: 2013
Journal: Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience
Volume: 11
Issue: 1
Pages: 39-42
date: 04/24;06/14/received;08/30/revised;08/31/accepted
ISSN: 1738-1088; 2093-4327
DOI: 10.9758/cpn.2013.11.1.39
Accession Number: PMC3650297
Abstract: Hypoxic-ischemic brain injury encompasses a complex constellation of pathophysiological and cellular brain injury induced by hypoxia, ischemia, cytotoxicity, or combinations of these mechanisms and can result in poor outcomes including significant changes in personality and cognitive impairments in memory, cognition, and attention. We report a case of a male patient with normal premorbid functioning who developed prolonged delirium following hypoxic-ischemic brain insults subsequent to cardiac arrest. The case highlights the importance of adopting a multidisciplinary treatment approach involving the coordinated care of medical and nursing teams to optimise management of patients suffering from such a debilitating organic brain syndrome.
Notes: 23678354[pmid]
Clin Psychopharmacol Neurosci
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3650297/
URI: https://open-access.imh.com.sg/handle/123456789/4692
Database name: PMC
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