Delirium in Critical Care

Delirium in Critical Care

by Valerie Page, E. Wesley Ely

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ISBN-13: 9781139199315
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/17/2011
Series: Core Critical Care
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Valerie Page is Consultant in Critical Care, Watford General Hospital, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, UK.
Wesley Ely is Professor of Medicine, Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Table of Contents

Foreword; Part I. What is Delirium in Critical Care?: 1. Delirium as acute brain failure; 2. DSM IV criteria; 3. History; 4. Terminology in critical care; Part II. Delirium in Critical Care - How Common Is It?: 5. Incidence and prevalence in different critical care populations; 6. Duration; Part III. Delirium in Critical Care - What Does It Look Like?: 7. Hyperactive, hypoactive, mixed motoric subtypes; 8. Clinical examples; Part IV. Delirium in Critical Care - How Does It Happen?: 9. Pathophysiology, including theories for septic encephalopathy, cortisol, modulation immune system; Part V. Delirium in Critical Care - What Causes It?: 10. Risk factors, predisposing and precipitating; Part VI. Delirium in Critical Care - Why Is It Important?: 11. Adverse outcomes; 12. Independent predictor mortality; 13. Association with long-term cognitive impairment; 14. Diagnosing new morbidity in patients; 15. Impact on relatives and family; Part VII. Delirium in Critical Care - How Do We Diagnose It?: 16. Screening tools, CAM-ICU, ICDSC and even NEECHAM (not useful in intubated patients); Part VIII. Delirium in Critical Care - How Do We Prevent It?: 17. Multi-component interventions to minimise predisposing risk factors; 18. Drugs used for sedation; Part IX. Delirium in Critical Care - How Do We Treat It?: 19. Identifying and treating precipitating cause; 20. Antipsychotics; 21. Do we need to involve a psychiatrist?; Part X. Delirium in Critical Care and the Law: 22. Mental capacity and ability to make choices; 23. End of life care in delirious patients; Part XI. Delirium in Critical Care - What's Its Future In Critical Care?: 24. Routine screening in ICUs, early management; 25. New ways of giving old sedative drugs, new drugs; 26. Research into whether treating delirium, decreasing duration improves outcomes; 27. Follow up cognitive assessment; Index.

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