Tag: haloperidol

No place for antipsychotics in the treatment of delirium in hospitalised patients?

For decades now, antipsychotics have been used to treat delirium, including the only agent authorised for this indication in the Netherlands, haloperidol. Once more, however, research has found no, or hardly any, scientific evidence for this trea ...

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Delirium among terminal patients

Delirium is a frequent problem among terminal patients. If non-medicinal measures are insufficiently effective, an obvious choice would appear to be the administration of antipsychotics like haloperidol and risperidone. Recent research, however, ...

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Survival of intensive care patients at elevated risk of delirium

Delirium is a serious condition with an elevated risk of mortality in the short and longer term. This also goes for patients who develop delirium during a stay at an intensive care unit. Hence, preventing delirium is highly clinically relevant, a ...

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