Posted on February 22, 2012 in delirium news by Valerie PageComments Off

The British Geriatric Society and Royal College of Physicians are holding a joint conference on 26 June in London.  The keynote talk is by the excellent Ed Marcantonio (Havard) on delirium treatment.  If you were unable to get to last years European Delirium Association here is your chance to hear him speak – along with our own experts including Professor John Young, Chair of the NICE guideline committee.

http://events.rcplondon.ac.uk/details.aspx?e=2573 

Posted on February 13, 2012 in delirium news by Valerie PageComments Off

Just published on line in the British Medical Journal, the largest study in ICU delirium to date.  It describes the development and validation of a risk prediction score PREDELIRIC and is available to read in full from the website (look under Browse on-line articles).  The hard copy version out in a couple of weeks.

There is an accompanying editorial by Dr Valerie Page which gets to the heart of the challenges currently facing ICU clinicians trying to make a difference to patients delirium – attitudes and perceptions.

http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/bmj.e346?ijkey=FJRxgGNe2tr4RjG&keytype=ref

Posted on February 3, 2012 in delirium news by Valerie PageComments Off

The Singing Detective is a series from 1986 where Michael Gambon plays a hospital patient with severe psoriasis who clearly is suffering from delirium.  If you want to have an understanding of the experience of delirium watch this.  The first episode was last night on BBC4, it will be on BBCi catch-up.  Also see a link to the youtube clip posted on the EDA facebook page.

Dedicated to Dennis Potter