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Table 3 List of drugs suspected of being a high-risk drug for a delirium, presented for patients with and without a prevalent delirium after acute admission.

From: Risk factors for delirium in acutely admitted elderly patients: a prospective cohort study

  Patients with delirium Patients without delirium
  (N = 36) (N = 90)
Suspected high-risk medication before admission (% patients)   
   Benzodiazepines (%) 17% 10%
   Narcotic analgetics (%) 14% 7%
   Corticosteroids (%) 14% 10%
   Antihistaminics (%) 3% 2%
   Cholinergic drugs (%) 9% 7%
   Any of these 5 medications (%) 34% 27%
  1. * p-value <0.05: patients with prevalent delirium versus without delirium after acute admission.