Example sentences for: delirium

How can you use “delirium” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • - All patients had effective and sufficient pain control, but in those patients who were sedated in the last 48 hrs of life, burdensome dyspnoea, panic-stricken anxiety and agitated delirium had increased during the stay (Figure 2).

  • Agitated delirium syndromes, such as ethanol withdrawal, may constitute genuine medical emergencies as they have potentially disastrous hemodynamic and metabolic consequences and may become an indication for therapeutic musculoskeletal paralysis [ 29].

  • The cases of delirium in the DG were more frequent among male patients (63.

  • This finding is in line with the literature, which suggests that individuals who have cognitive deficits are at greater risk for exhibiting behavioral problems in long-term and other non-acute settings [ 24 ] . Investigators have found lower MMSE scores at admission predictive of functional decline following acute medical illness and hospitalization [ 26 ] . Additionally, cognitive impairment is associated with the development of delirium during hospitalization, which in turn, can result in a variety of behavioral problems [ 27 ] . However, in these studies, patients usually had cognitive impairment indicative of dementia, whereas the current study suggests that among hospitalized elderly, a MMSE score of less than 27 places a patient at increased risk of behavioral problems.

  • Although previous care may have been excellent, if the delirium goes misdiagnosed or unmanaged, family members will likely remember a horrible death "in terrible pain" with cognitive impairment "because of the drugs."


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