Delirium- February 2011

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February 2011 - EVIDENCE UPDATE:






This fact sheet provides an overview of recent evidence relevant to Delirium in hospitals and information

on how the “Outreach Librarian Service” can support you to keep up-to-date.

Selected evidence


Adamis D, Treloar A, Gregson N, Macdonald AJ, Martin FC (2010)

Delirium and the functional recovery of older medical inpatients after acute illness: The significance of

biological factors.

Archives Gerontological Geriatrrics 2010 May 12.


Ahmed NN, Pearce SE (2010)

Acute care for the elderly: a literature review.

Population Health Management 2010 Aug; 13(4):219-25.


Al-Aama T, Brymer C, Gutmanis I, Woolmore-Goodwin SM, Esbaugh J, Dasgupta M (2010)

Melatonin decreases delirium in elderly patients: A randomized, placebo-controlled trial.

International Geriatric Psychiatry 2010, Sep 15


Briel D (2010)

Delirium or behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia in the elderly patient: diagnosis and


Praxis (Bern1994) 2010 Sep 8; 99 (18): 1079-88


Clegg A, Young JB (2010)

Under-reporting of delirium in the NHS

Age & Ageing 2010, Dec 16


Deiner S, Silverstein JH (2009)

Postoperative delirium and cognitive dysfunction.

Br J Anaesth 2009 Dec.:i41-46.


Forrant, J.A. (2009)

Dementia or delirium: Do you know the difference?

Nursing Critical Care Vol. 4(2)2009 pp24-31


Koebrugge B, van Wensen RJ, Bosscha K, Dautzenberg PL, Koning OH (2010)

Delirium after Emergency/Elective Open and Endovascular Aortoiliac Surgery at a Surgical Ward with a

High-standard Delirium Care Protocol.

Vascular 2010 Sep-Oct; 18(5):279-87.


Mukadam N, Sampson EL (2011)

A systematic review of the prevalence, associations and outcomes of dementia in older general hospital


International Psychogeriatrics/IPA 2011, 23(3): 344-55


Oldenbeuving AW, de Kort PL, Jansen, BP, et al.(2011)

Delirium in the acute phase after stroke: Incidence, risk factors, and outcome.

Neurology 2011, Feb 9

Pitkala , K . H,  Laurila JV, Strandberg    T E, Kautiainen    H, Sintonen, H, Tilvis   RS,  (2008)

Multicomponent Geriatric Intervention for Elderly Inpatients With Delirium : Effects on Costs and Health -

Related Quality of Life

Journals of Gerontology: Series A , 2008: Vol. 63 Part 1


Reade, M.C., O'Sullivan, K., Bates, S., Goldsmith, D., StJ Ainslie, W.R., Bellomo, R (2009)

Dexmedetomidine vs haloperidol in delirious, agitated, intubated patients: a randomised open-label trial.

Critical Care 2009 13:R75


Scheffer AC, van Munster BC, Schuurmans MJ, de Rooij SE (2010)

Assessing severity of delirium by the delirium observation screening scale.

International Journal Geriatric Psychiatry 2010 Jul 21


Sieber FE (2009)

Postoperative delirium in the elderly surgical patient. [Case Reports, Journal Article, Review]

Anesthesiology Clinics 2009 Sep; 27(3):451-64,


Twedell D, Aguirre E (2010)

Delirium and hospitalized older adults: a review of nonpharmacologic treatment.

Journal of Continuing    Education Nursing 2010 Apr; 41(4):151-2.


Van Rompaey, B., Elseviers, M.M., Schuurmans, M.J., Shortridge-Baggett, L.M., Truijen, S., Bossaert, L.

Risk factors for delirium in intensive care patients: a prospective cohort study.


Vázquez FJ, Benchimol J, Giunta D, Cafferata C, Freixas A, Vallone M, Andresik D, Pollan J, Aprile A,

Lorenzo J, Waisman G, Camera L     (2010)

Delirium in elderly inpatients. An 18 month follow-up]

Medicina (B Aires) 2010; 70(1):8-14.


How can I help you?


Literature search service

I can offer an expert, in-depth literature search service to help you locate the evidence on any health

related topic.



If you want to learn to navigate the wealth of available online healthcare information and how to search

databases more effectively, the ‘Trust trainer’ can offer timetabled hands-on training sessions or can

provide customised one-to-one support. Telephone: 0121 424 0583 or email:

[email protected]


Current awareness services

If you need to keep up-to-date on a particular topic I can advise on suitable RSS feeds and help you set up

article alerts from the major healthcare databases.


Online resources

Whilst many good quality resources are freely available, most full-text journals and the main bibliographic

databases   (e.g.  Medline and CINAHL)     require   an Athens   username and password.      To register    for  an

Athens login go to


The Library web pages contain detailed information about library services and training opportunities, online

request and registration forms and several guides on key online resources and evidence-based websites




The Outreach Librarian is located in the education centre at Heartlands Hospital, on the first floor, next to

the Library.

Telephone 0121 424 2583 (42583) or email: [email protected]