Longitudinal assessment of serum anticholinergic activity in delirium of the elderly.

@article{Munster2012LongitudinalAO,
  title={Longitudinal assessment of serum anticholinergic activity in delirium of the elderly.},
  author={Barbara C van Munster and Christine Thomas and Stefan H Kreisel and Jantien P Brouwer and Stephanie Nanninga and J{\"u}rgen Kopitz and Sophia E de Rooij},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric research},
  year={2012},
  volume={46 10},
  pages={1339-45}
}
BACKGROUND Delirium, a frequently occurring, devastating disease, is often underdiagnosed, especially in dementia. Serum anticholinergic activity (SAA) was proposed as a disease marker as it may reflect delirium's important pathogenetic mechanism, cholinergic deficiency. We assessed the association of serum anticholinergic activity with delirium and its risk factors in a longitudinal study on elderly hip fracture patients. METHOD Consecutive elderly patients admitted for hip fracture surgery… CONTINUE READING
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