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250 Possible Causes for Agitation, Confusion, Impaired Judgement

  • Alzheimer Disease

    It affects memory, thinking, orientation, comprehension, calculation, learning capacity, language, and judgement. Consciousness is not affected.[] The pain or discomfort caused by pneumonia or a urinary tract infection can result in agitation.[] We would like to discuss the confusing features of atypical AD that mimic other dementias.[]

  • Hypoglycemia

    What you will feel is probably: shaky, a bit confused, a little uncoordinated, sweaty, some peoples eyes go funny.[] The definition of clinically significant hypoglycemia remains one of the most confused and contentious issues in contemporary neonatology.[] Kalhan Abstract The definition of clinically significant hypoglycemia remains one of the most confused and contentious issues in contemporary neonatology.[]

  • Hyponatremia

    On admission, the patient was agitated and had slurred speech. Treatment with hypertonic saline lead to full recovery.[] Moderate - personality change, muscle cramps and weakness, confusion, ataxia. Severe - drowsiness.[] He was evaluated at a community hospital emergency department and given lorazepam due to agitation and combativeness before discharge.[]

  • Dementia

    Common dementia signs and symptoms include: Memory loss Impaired judgement Difficulties with abstract thinking Faulty reasoning Inappropriate behavior Loss of communication[] Agitation and psychosis are common among older adults with dementia and are challenging to manage.[] Treating conditions that can lead to confusion often greatly improve mental function.[]

  • Chronic Alcoholism

    […] should be monitored by a healthcare professional to ensure the safety of the recovering addict: Hallucinations Delirium tremens Fever that spikes rapidly Seizures Extreme agitation[] The first had been admitted with confusion and weight loss, the second with hypotension and sepsis, and the third with confusion and hypoglycaemia-induced seizures.[] […] disease, and should not be dismissed: Tremors, convulsions, or uncontrolled shaking of the hands (or even the entire body) Profuse sweating, even in cold conditions Extreme agitation[]

  • Hypoxia

    […] unnoticed for prolonged times, deepening existing CNS disorders, sometimes rapidly triggering their manifestation, or evoking quite new conditions and symptoms - like anxiety, agitation[] Severe symptoms include: The inability to communicate Confusion Possible coma or death Other associated symptoms also may be present.[] Other symptoms can include: hallucinations and delusions; increased agitation and confusion; depression and other mood disorders; personality changes, such as irritability[]

  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    In sub-anaesthetic doses, impaired judgement, lowered seizure threshold and sensitisation of the heart to arrhythmias may occur.[] The most indicative symptoms experienced were a severe headache, blurred vision, agitation, and confusion.[] This is the biggest headache for the physician, and it is an area where confusion is common.[]

  • Schizophrenia

    In cases where the patient is agitated but more redirectable, sedation can be administered orally.[] They usually don’t remember the treatment itself, and may experience a brief period of confusion following ECT.[] Thoughts and speech may become jumbled or confused, making conversation difficult and hard for other people to understand.[]

  • Metabolic Encephalopathy

    Patient treated with IV Haldol 5mg PRN for agitation, IV Levofloxacin, moved closer to nurses station for observation due to agitation and confusion.[] These include patients with known diabetes who experience symptoms of confusion due to low blood sugar.[] […] encephalopathies is often delirium, with impairment of attention and fluctuations in alertness, clouding of consciousness, disturbances in the wake-sleep cycle, and, sometimes, agitation[]

  • Mania

    Manic-depressives and agitated depressives were also excluded. Patients with mania and/or psychomotor agitation had predominantly right hemisphere lesions.[] H2 receptor antagonists can be associated with central adverse drug reactions (ADRs), like confusion, delirium, hallucinations, slurred speech or headaches.[] And not to be confused with Venom: funeral Pyre from the nineties that pitted Venom against Punisher. I mean, for a start, this comic doesn’t have Punisher in it.[]

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