Search Tag: delirium

Philips & the Charité–Universitätsmedizin Berlin Start Joint Research Program

2015 20 Nov

Philips and the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin start joint research program on non-pharmacological methods to prevent delirium in critical care Clinical insights combined with innovative non-pharmacological delirium management solutions may help prevent or lessen delirium and help critical care patients recover faster Royal Philips (NYSE:... Read more

Study: Patients' Experiences of Delirium

2015 11 Nov

Up to 90 percent of patients in the intensive care unit experience delirium and this can have a profound and lasting impact on them, according to a new study published in the November issue of the American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC) . The research aims to improve clinicians’ understanding of delirium and enable them to help their patients address... Read more

Delirium in the ICU Linked to Fatal Outcomes

2015 08 Jun

A Johns Hopkins Medicine-led study shows that nearly 30 percent of all ICU patients develop delirium, a condition that prolongs hospital stays and significantly increases one’s risk of dying in the hospital. The findings are published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) . Although intensive care teams have long been aware that a significant percentage... Read more

Wake Up And Breathe Programme Shows Positive Results

2014 11 Dec

According to a new study, waking intensive care unit patients and having them breathe on their own decreased both sedation levels and coma prevalence. The research team from the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University Center for Ageing Research also report that the Wake UP and Breathe programme showed a trend toward reduced delirium... Read more

Interventions Bundle Can Improve Sleep in the ICU

2014 08 Jul

Sleep deprivation in intensive care patients is common, and may be associated with delirium. A UK study recently published in Anaesthesia set out to find out if implementing a bundle of non-pharmacological interventions, including environmental noise and light reduction, led to improved sleep and reduced incidence of delirium. The care bundle was based... Read more

Critical Illness Survivors at Risk of Psychiatric Diagnoses, Increased Medication Use

2014 19 Mar

Findings of a study published in the March 19 issue of JAMA show that following their hospital discharge, critically ill patients receiving mechanical ventilation had a higher prevalence of prior psychiatric diagnoses and an increased risk of a new psychiatric diagnosis and medication use. As medical care advancements lead to a larger number... Read more

ICU Practice Bundle Achieves Delirium, Ventilation Time Reduction

2014 17 Mar

According to a recent study funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative and published earlier this year on the website of the journal Critical Care Medicine, the implementation of a set of ICU practices aimed at encouraging patient’s mobility and decrease sedation can effectively reduce delirium... Read more

Delirium Risk in ICU Patients Cut by Melatonin Agonist

2014 24 Feb

New research findings, published online in the February 19 edition of JAMA Psychiatry, show that delirium in older patients hospitalised for acute medical illness could be prevented with nightly administration of a melatonin agonist. A team of researchers led by Kotaro Hatta, MD, PhD, University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, conducted a multicenter,... Read more

Statins May Reduce Delirium in ICU Patients

2014 23 Jan

According to a study recently published in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care, admistering statins to critically ill patients before they were admitted to hospital may help prevent delirium, a state of sudden, severe confusion. Lead author Valerie Page, Watford General Hospital in Watford, England,... Read more