Posted on December 21, 2009 in delirium news by Valerie PageComments Off

I hope you all have a merry, healthy and safe few days whatever you may be celebrating.  Why not close the year out by looking back over the years news archive?  Hey then in January, dust off that resolution about ICU delirium monitoring and management and Just Do It!

Posted on December 21, 2009 in delirium news by Valerie PageComments Off

The Vanderbilt group have just published the results of the feasibility trial MIND – Modifying the INcidence of Delirium in Critical Care Medicine. It is important because it was a placebo trial comparing ICU delirium duration using haloperidol, ziprasidone and placebo. While there was no difference between the groups it demonstrated safety and feasibility of such a study. The doors are open for a larger trial powered for meaningful outcomes.

http://journals.lww.com/ccmjournal/Abstract/publishahead/Feasibility,_efficacy,_and_safety_of.98817.aspx