Incidence of delirium in children with cancer

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Abstract

There are limited data on the incidence of delirium in children with cancer. We performed a retrospective chart review of all pediatric oncology admissions over a 1 year period to determine the incidence of delirium in this population. We identified seven patients with delirium (10% incidence). Delirium is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, and is likely under-recognized in this population. Improved diagnosis and treatment of delirium may improve outcomes in children with cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2094-2095
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Blood and Cancer
Volume61
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014

Keywords

  • Altered mental status
  • Confusion
  • Delirium
  • Oncology
  • Pediatric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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