Delirium: Diagnosis, Management and Prevention


Randell Alonso (Editor)

Series: Psychiatry – Theory, Applications and Treatments
BISAC: MED018000

Delirium is an acute change in mental status, which has the features of fluctuating mental status, inattention, and either disorganized thinking or altered level of consciousness. It is a common development particularly in hospitalized elderly patients. Delirium is independently associated with adverse sequelae including increased mortality, institutionalization and cognitive decline.

Despite this, case identification remains poor, with up to two-thirds being missed or misattributed to dementia, depression and other neuropsychiatric diagnoses. This book discusses how delirium affects the critically ill; early detection of delirium; delirium in surgical patients; and delirium’s connection to eating disorders. (Imprint: Novinka )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Delirium in the Critically Ill (pp. 1-34)
Jonas P. DeMuro, M.D., F.A.C.S., Adel F. Hanna, M.D., F.C.C.P., Ronik Saha, Pharm.D., R.Ph., Bonnie Ng, Patricia Ripp Janicke, R.N., B.S.N., C.N.R.N. and Shan Wang, Pharm.D., R.Ph. (Attending Surgeon and Intensivist, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola NY, and others)

Chapter 2 – Early Detection of Delirium: Prodromal Features (pp. 35-68)
Niamh A. O’Regan, James M. Fitzgerald, D. W. Molloy, David Meagher and Suzanne Timmons (Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, University College Cork, St. Finbarr’s Hospital, Cork, Ireland, and others)

Chapter 3 – Delirium in Surgical Patients (pp. 69-94)
Kannayiram Alagiakrishnan and Sowndramalingam Sankaralingam (Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada)

Chapter 4 – Delirium and Eating Disorders: Diagnosis, Management and Prevention (pp. 95-102)
Megan E. Harrison, M.D. and Mark L. Norris, M.D. (Department of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada, and others)


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