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confusion worse confounded

Confusion made worse. Recess was already underway when the fire alarm rang, leading to confusion worse confounded. Trying to wrangle all those kids was certainly a chore!
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smoke and mirrors

Trickery, deception, or misdirection. The candidate has been accused of using smoke and mirrors during the debate to undermine the credibility of his opponent. Before computer generated effects, filmmakers had to use a lot of smoke and mirrors to make fantastic, unbelievable things look realistic in their movies.
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smoke and mirrors

deception and confusion. (Said of statements or more complicated rhetoric used to mislead people rather than inform. Alludes to the way a magician uses optical illusion to create believability while performing a trick. Fixed order.) Most people know that the politician was just using smoke and mirrors to make things look better than they really were. Her report was little more than smoke and mirrors. No one will believe any of it.
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throw someone or something into confusion

to cause people or a process to become confused, aimless, or disorderly. She made her entrance early and threw eveyone onstage into confusion. The judge's surprise ruling threw the courtroom into confusion.
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smoke and mirrors

Smoke and mirrors are words and actions that are intended to deceive or confuse people, especially by making something seem better than it really is. The president claims that his economic plan is free of the smoke and mirrors of previous presidential budget proposals. Thousands of shareholders learned too late that the company's image of success had been created with smoke and mirrors. Note: Magicians sometimes use smoke and mirrors when they are performing tricks, in order to confuse or deceive people.
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smoke and mirrors

the obscuring or embellishing of the truth of a situation with misleading or irrelevant information. chiefly North American
1998 Sunday Telegraph Ministers accused the Conservatives of a ‘smoke and mirrors’ con trick.
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smoke and ˈmirrors

used to describe ways of tricking people or of hiding the truth: He said the government had used smoke and mirrors to raise taxes.The commission has declared war on the smoke and mirrors of sales promotions.
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smoke and mirrors

n. a strategy of deception and cover up. Her entire report was nothing but smoke and mirrors. Who could believe any of it?
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smoke and mirrors

Something that deceives or distorts the truth: Your explanation is nothing but smoke and mirrors.
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In persons with hypertension (n= 32), we found haemorrhagic stroke is the commonest cause (31.2%) of acute confusional state.
MRI abnormalities including cerebral atrophy (73%), cortex involvement (70%), and RD (67%) were most common in NPSLE patients with acute confusional states.
A survey of more than 19,000 adults in the United States found that about 15 percent of individuals had experienced confusional arousal in the previous year, many of them suffering more than one episode a week.
Esta es la tematica del siguiente estudio que evalua los "Factores asociados a sindrome confusional agudo en adultos mayores internados en emergencia de un hospital terciario", en el que se estudio 172 pacientes de 60 anos o mas, hospitalizados en salas de emergencia.
Delirium is described as an acute confusional state that involves fluctuating changes in mentation and consciousness, disorganized thinking, and inattention (Holly, Cantwell, & Jadotte, 2012).
Also consider confusional arousals as well as periodic limb movement disorder during sleep.
Differential diagnosis for febrile convulsion * Rigors--suggested by shaking in a febrile child with no loss of consciousness * Febrile delirium--an acute and transient confusional state associated with high fever * Febrile syncope, also known as neurocardiogenic syncope * Breath holding attacks--where the child may lose consciousness transiently * Reflex anoxic seizure--triggered by a preceding painful event wherein the child suddenly becomes limp * Evolving epilepsy syndrome--seizure triggered by a fever in a child with diagnosed epilepsy * Central nervous system infections--meningitis, encephalitis
Neuropsychiatric SLE is a broad spectrum of 19 syndromes (2) of which 12 involve the CNS: cognitive dysfunction, acute confusional state, cerebrovascular disease, movement disorder, demyelinating syndrome, seizure disorder, psychosis, mood disorder, anxiety disorder, headache, aseptic meningitis, and myelopathy.
En la 4a edicion del DSM (DSM-IV), se elimino el diagnostico de trastorno mental organico en un intento de hacer ver que todos los trastornos mentales pueden tener una base biologica o una causa medica (se entiende la medicina como solo biologica), que pasa a denominarse: sindrome confusional (delirium), demencia, trastorno amnesico y otros trastornos cognitivos.
Delirium has previously been known as "acute confusional state, acute brain syndrome and toxic psychosis" (Weber et al 2004, pp 115).
You commenced isoniazid, rifampicin, ethambutol and pyrazinamide and witnessed clearing of her confusional state and settling of her temperature in days.
The most frequently reported adverse reactions in patients receiving ezogabine vs placebo (greater than or equal to 4% and occurring approximately twice the placebo rate) were dizziness (23% vs 9%), somnolence (22% vs 12%), fatigue (15% vs 6%), confusional state (9% vs 3%), vertigo (8% vs 2%), tremor (8% vs 3%), abnormal coordination (7% vs 3%), diplopia (7% vs 2%), disturbance in attention (6% vs