Delirium Bibliography

The searchable delirium bibliography page is one of our most popular features, allowing you to quickly gain access to the literature on delirium and acute care of older persons.  The HELP team keeps it updated for you on a monthly basis!  Feel free to search by author, title, keywords. It is primarily intended for clinicians and researchers interested in exploring these topics.

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Total Results: 2234

  • Predicting delirium: are we there yet? 2017 Evered LA. British journal of anaesthesia,
  • The network model of delirium. 2017 Young JWS. Medical hypotheses, (80-85)
    • Title

      The network model of delirium.

    • Authors
      Young JWS
    • Year
      2017
    • Journal
      Medical hypotheses
    • URL
    • Abstract
      The coordinated function of brain networks underlies consciousness, attention and reality testing, all of which are impaired in delirium. The default-mode network, salience network, frontoparietal control network and dorsal attention network are brain networks with integral roles in the maintenance and modulation of the aforementioned functions. Multiple lines of evidence point to their dysfunction in delirium. The convergence of neurotransmitter changes, neuroendocrine and inflammatory stressors on brain networks disrupts bottom-up and top-down attentional control. Neuroimaging and neuroanatomy correlates are potentially consistent with this hypothesis. Overall, this model appears to have significant utility in connecting the seemingly disparate precipitants of delirium while accounting for the clinical manifestations of the syndrome.
    • PubMed ID
  • Effectiveness and Safety of an Extended ICU Visitation Model for Delirium Prevention: A Before and After Study. 2017 Rosa RG, Tonietto TF, da Silva DB, Gutierres FA, Ascoli AM, Madeira LC, Rutzen W, Falavigna M, Robinson CC, Salluh JI, Cavalcanti AB, Azevedo LC, Cremonese RV, Haack TR, Eugênio CS, Dornelles A, Bessel M, Teles JMM, Skrobik Y, Teixeira C, . Critical care medicine,
    • Title

      Effectiveness and Safety of an Extended ICU Visitation Model for Delirium Prevention: A Before and After Study.

    • Authors
      Rosa RG, Tonietto TF, da Silva DB, Gutierres FA, Ascoli AM, Madeira LC, Rutzen W, Falavigna M, Robinson CC, Salluh JI, Cavalcanti AB, Azevedo LC, Cremonese RV, Haack TR, Eugênio CS, Dornelles A, Bessel M, Teles JMM, Skrobik Y, Teixeira C,
    • Year
      2017
    • Journal
      Critical care medicine
    • URL
    • Abstract
      To evaluate the effect of an extended visitation model compared with a restricted visitation model on the occurrence of delirium among ICU patients.
    • PubMed ID
  • Low brain tissue oxygenation contributes to the development of delirium in critically ill patients: A prospective observational study. 2017 , , Wood MD, Maslove DM, Muscedere JG, Day AG, Gordon Boyd J. Journal of critical care, (289-295)
    • Title

      Low brain tissue oxygenation contributes to the development of delirium in critically ill patients: A prospective observational study.

    • Authors
      , , Wood MD, Maslove DM, Muscedere JG, Day AG, Gordon Boyd J
    • Year
      2017
    • Journal
      Journal of critical care
    • URL
    • Abstract
      To test the hypothesis that poor brain tissue oxygenation (BtO2) during the first 24h of critical illness correlates with the proportion of time spent delirious. We also sought to define the physiological determinants of BtO2.
    • PubMed ID
  • Nurse awareness of patients who may have incident delirium. 2017 Sander R. Nursing older people, 29:6 (11)
    • Title

      Nurse awareness of patients who may have incident delirium.

    • Authors
      Sander R
    • Year
      2017
    • Journal
      Nursing older people
    • URL
    • Abstract
      Delirium is a disturbance of attention and cognition that cannot be explained by pre-existing neurocognitive disorders. It can have serious consequences, including falls, increased mortality, longer hospital stays and an increased risk of long-term cognitive impairment. Delirium may be present on admission to hospital but, where it is not, nurses should identify people at risk.
    • PubMed ID
  • Implementing Nurse-Facilitated Person-Centered Care Approaches for Patients With Delirium Superimposed on Dementia in the Acute Care Setting. 2017 Yevchak A, Fick DM, Kolanowski AM, McDowell J, Monroe T, LeViere A, Mion L. Journal of gerontological nursing, (1-8)
    • Title

      Implementing Nurse-Facilitated Person-Centered Care Approaches for Patients With Delirium Superimposed on Dementia in the Acute Care Setting.

    • Authors
      Yevchak A, Fick DM, Kolanowski AM, McDowell J, Monroe T, LeViere A, Mion L
    • Year
      2017
    • Journal
      Journal of gerontological nursing
    • URL
    • Abstract
      Little is understood about the use of person-centered care (PCC) for individuals with delirium superimposed on dementia (DSD), especially in the acute care setting. As part of a larger clinical trial, the purpose of the current exploratory study was to describe examples and qualitatively derived themes of nurse-facilitated PCC for hospitalized older adults with dementia and delirium. A total of 750 delirium rounds were analyzed across three diverse acute care sites. Qualitative derived themes of PCC included: (a) Knowing the Patient's Baseline; (b) Knowing the Patient's Interests and Values; (c) Enhancing Sensory Abilities to Communicate; (d) Individualizing Cognitive Stimulation; and (e) Enhancing Behavioral Approaches to Comfort and Sleep. Barriers included failure to see the patient as an individual and lack of time. Principles of PCC were effectively used, demonstrating the potential for PCC to ease the burden of DSD for all members of the health care team. [Journal of Gerontological Nursing, xx(x), xx-xx.].
    • PubMed ID
  • Postoperative delirium in total joint arthroplasty patients. 2017 Mahawer B, Suthar N. General hospital psychiatry,
  • Impact of frailty and residual subsyndromal delirium on 1-year functional recovery: A prospective cohort study. 2017 Chew J, Lim WS, Chong MS, Ding YY, Tay L. Geriatrics & gerontology international,
    • Title

      Impact of frailty and residual subsyndromal delirium on 1-year functional recovery: A prospective cohort study.

    • Authors
      Chew J, Lim WS, Chong MS, Ding YY, Tay L
    • Year
      2017
    • Journal
      Geriatrics & gerontology international
    • URL
    • Abstract
      To investigate the association between frailty and incomplete delirium recovery at discharge (residual subsyndromal delirium [RSSD]), and to examine the mediating role of RSSD in the relationship between frailty and functional recovery at 12 months post-delirium.
    • PubMed ID
  • Placebo might be superior to antipsychotics in management of delirium in the palliative care setting. 2017 Boettger S, Jenewein J. Evidence-based medicine,
    • Title

      Placebo might be superior to antipsychotics in management of delirium in the palliative care setting.

    • Authors
      Boettger S, Jenewein J
    • Year
      2017
    • Journal
      Evidence-based medicine
    • URL
    • Abstract
    • PubMed ID
  • Age is the Most Significantly Associated Risk Factor with the Development of Delirium in Patients Hospitalized for More Than Five Days in Surgical Wards: Retrospective Cohort Study. 2017 Kubota K, Suzuki A, Ohde S, Yamada U, Hosaka T, Okuno F, Fujitani I, Koitabashi A, Shimada G, Kishida A. Annals of surgery,
    • Title

      Age is the Most Significantly Associated Risk Factor with the Development of Delirium in Patients Hospitalized for More Than Five Days in Surgical Wards: Retrospective Cohort Study.

    • Authors
      Kubota K, Suzuki A, Ohde S, Yamada U, Hosaka T, Okuno F, Fujitani I, Koitabashi A, Shimada G, Kishida A
    • Year
      2017
    • Journal
      Annals of surgery
    • URL
    • Abstract
      The primary purpose of this study was to assess risk factors for delirium in patients staying in a surgical ward for more than 5 days. The secondary purpose was to assess outcomes in patients with delirium.
    • PubMed ID
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