Posted on July 19, 2012 in delirium news by Valerie PageComments Off

There is a paper in the July 5th edition of the New England Journal of Medicine which concludes “Delirium is associated with a significant decline in cognitive ability during the first year after cardiac surgery, with a trajectory characterized by an initial decline and prolonged impairment”.  This is an important paper in a high impact journal.  Note to self: Delirium causes an “acquired dementia”.

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1112923

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

The organisation ICUsteps – the support charity for ICU survivors and carers - has produced a patient information leaflet covering the essential facts of delirium that relatives, friends or carers of our patients need to know.  It is based on the questions that NICE guidelines suggested relatives ask clinicians. 

Available at http://www.icusteps.org/assets/files/booklet/delirium.pdf

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

The 8th Annals of Delirium has just been published.  It is a particularly excellent edition including a quality contribution from Colm Cunningham outlining his most recent work in neurochemistry and delirium as well as news from USA, commentaries and opinions.  It is free to download – start collecting the Annals now!

www.europeandeliriumassociation.com/news/annals-of-delirium-volume-8-july-2012-now-available-to-download