Delirium disproportionately affects patients with dementia and is associated with adverse outcomes. The diagnosis of delirium superimposed on dementia (DSD), however, can be challenging due to several factors, including the absence of caregivers or the severity of preexisting cognitive impairment. Altered level of consciousness has been advocated as a possible useful indicator of delirium in this population. Here we evaluated the performance of the Richmond Agitation and Sedation Scale (RASS) and the modified-RASS (m-RASS), an ultra-brief measure of the level of consciousness, in the diagnosis of DSD.

Morandi, A., Han, J.H., Meagher, D., Vasilevskis, E., Cerejeira, J., Hasemann, W., et al. (2016). Detecting Delirium Superimposed on Dementia: Evaluation of the Diagnostic Performance of the Richmond Agitation and Sedation Scale. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION, 17(9), 828-833 [10.1016/j.jamda.2016.05.010].

Detecting Delirium Superimposed on Dementia: Evaluation of the Diagnostic Performance of the Richmond Agitation and Sedation Scale

TRABUCCHI, MARCO MARIO;
2016

Abstract

Delirium disproportionately affects patients with dementia and is associated with adverse outcomes. The diagnosis of delirium superimposed on dementia (DSD), however, can be challenging due to several factors, including the absence of caregivers or the severity of preexisting cognitive impairment. Altered level of consciousness has been advocated as a possible useful indicator of delirium in this population. Here we evaluated the performance of the Richmond Agitation and Sedation Scale (RASS) and the modified-RASS (m-RASS), an ultra-brief measure of the level of consciousness, in the diagnosis of DSD.
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Morandi, A., Han, J.H., Meagher, D., Vasilevskis, E., Cerejeira, J., Hasemann, W., et al. (2016). Detecting Delirium Superimposed on Dementia: Evaluation of the Diagnostic Performance of the Richmond Agitation and Sedation Scale. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION, 17(9), 828-833 [10.1016/j.jamda.2016.05.010].
Morandi, A; Han, J; Meagher, D; Vasilevskis, E; Cerejeira, J; Hasemann, W; Maclullich, A; Annoni, G; Trabucchi, Mm; Bellelli, G
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