OUTREACH LIBRARIAN SERVICE
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.
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
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
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:
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.
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 www.athens.nhs.uk
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
Telephone 0121 424 2583 (42583) or email: [email protected]