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Delirium

Move to Hospital Isolation Unit Linked to Raised Delirium Risk

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Mental status can deteriorate after patients moved from regular room, study finds

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Hospital patients who are moved from regular care into isolation have a nearly twofold increased risk of developing delirium, but patients who begin their hospital stay in isolation aren't at increased risk, researchers have found.

Delirium is a potentially dangerous change in mental status that can affect hospital patients. The condition is usually temporary but can have an...

Mental status can deteriorate after patients moved from regular room, study finds

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Hospital patients who are moved from regular care into isolation have a nearly twofold increased risk of developing...