Study of post-surgical patients shows elevated levels of inflammatory cytokines are strongly associated with delirium

I have made some noise before about the relationship between micro-inflammation of the limbic emotion regulation system and sz. This article sees the relationship in another pathology, but points to exactly the same “mechanics.”

Strong link between delirium, inflammation in older patients

Delirium is an acute state of confusion that often affects older adults following surgery or serious illness. Now a study confirms that inflammation – an immune response that develops when the body attempts to protect itself from harmful stimuli – plays a role in the onset of delirium.

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