How can delirium best be prevented and managed in older patients in hospital?
- Design and methods of the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP), a multicomponent targeted intervention to prevent delirium in hospitalized older patients: efficacy and cost-effectiveness in Dutch health care. Strijbos, Marije J.; Steunenberg, Bas; van der Mast, Roos C.; Inouye, Sharon K.; Schuurmans, Marieke J. // BMC Geriatrics;2013, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p1
Background: The Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) has been shown to be highly efficient and (cost-)effective in reducing delirium incidence in the USA. HELP provides multicomponent protocols targeted at specific risk factors for delirium and introduces a different view on care organization,...
- In response to: Safety and Efficacy of Flumazenil for Reversal of Iatrogenic Benzodiazepine-Associated Delirium Toxicity During Treatment of Alcohol Withdrawal, a Retrospective Review at One Center. Lucyk, Scott; Schweinitz, Benjamin; Hoffman, Robert // Journal of Medical Toxicology;Dec2014, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p435
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Safety and efficacy of flumazenil for reversal of iatrogenic benzodiazepine-associated delirium toxicity during treatment of alcohol withdrawal, a retrospective review at one center" by Philip W. Moore in a 2014 issue is presented.
- 5 FIELD-TESTED TECHNIQUES TO DETECT & ADDRESS DELIRIUM. // Eli's OASIS Alert;Jul2010, Vol. 11 Issue 7, p63
The article discusses the implication of delirium, disorientation, dementia, and other cognitive dysfunction of discharged patients. It presents bad news including death or debility and good news including prediction and the change of physician to guide patients towards great health. It lists...
- assessing for delirium. Schofield, Irene // Nursing Older People;Oct2002, Vol. 14 Issue 7, p31
Describes the capabilities of nurses working with older people to identify and prevent the occurrence of delirium in Great Britain. Prevalence of delirium condition among patients admitted in hospitals; Definition of delirium; Cause of the complex condition; Characteristics of the health problem.
- INFLUENCIA SOBRE LOS NIVELES DE PRESIÃ“N ARTERIAL DE UNA INTERVENCIÃ“N CONDUCTUAL Y EDUCATIVA DIRIGIDA AL CONTROL DEL ESTRÃ‰S Y LA MODIFICACIÃ“N DE HÃBITOS DE UNA MUESTRA DE HIPERTENSOS. Crespo, N.; Rubio, V. J.; Casado, Ma I.; Campo, C. // Ansiedad y EstrÃ©s;Jun2005, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p27
The effectiveness on blood pressure (BP) of a program which combines educative actions in order to improve health behaviors related to hypertension, and cognitive-behavioral techniques for reducing stress and enhancing treatment compliance of hypertension patients is evaluated. 80 patients from...
- Melatonin ... Nutrients for good vision. // Women's Nutrition Connection;Nov2015, Vol. 18 Issue 11, p8
The article presents and answers related to melatonin hormone and type of nutrients and foods for enhancing visual power including use of melatonin supplements for proper sleep and use of vitamins such as Vitamin E and leafy vegetables for retarding loss of vision.
- Pharmacotherapy has a potential role in both the prevention and treatment of drug-induced delirium. // Drugs & Therapy Perspectives;May2012, Vol. 28 Issue 5, p22
Drugs are a common cause of delirium, particularly in the elderly. Preventative measures are worthwhile, although evidence to support the use of prophylactic pharmacotherapy is mixed, with antipsychotic agents showing promise. Delirium can be effectively treated with typical or atypical...
- Protecting Our Eyes Against Time-Induced Damage. Goepp, Julius G. // Life Extension;Jun2008, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p43
The article presents health tips that may protect one's eyes against time-induced damage. Two major causes of age-related blindness are macular degeneration and cataracts. Nutrients like lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin provide critical antioxidant and light-filtering properties to the eye...
- Delayed Onset and Prolonged ECT-Related Delirium. Hassamal, Sameer; Pandurangi, Ananda; Venkatachalam, Vasu; Levenson, James // Case Reports in Psychiatry;2013, p1
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is effective in the treatment of depression. Delayed post-ECT delirium is rare but can occur in a small subset of patients with risk factors and in most cases resolves with the use of psychotropic medications.We report a unique presentation of a patient who...