Zoe Tieges

Association between Symptom Domains of Delirium and Outcomes in Hospitalised Adults

Contributed by Zoë Tieges, PhD, Psychology Research Fellow, Geriatric Medicine, Usher Institute, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK Research question: do patients with delirium experience poorer outcomes when they have certain symptoms? Delirium is a syndrome with a wide spectrum of clinical presentations. According to DSM-5 (and the recent DSM-5 Text Revision) criteria, the key […]

Ben Julian A. Palanca, MD, PhD, MSc

The Posterior Dominant Rhythm: A Proof-of-Principle Study Whether it is an Electroencephalographic Biomarker for Tracking Delirium Onset and Recovery

Contributed by Ben Julian A. Palanca, MD, PhD, MSc, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis; Affiliated Faculty, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Washington University; Director, Sleepy Brain Lab Predictive biomarkers for prognosticating delirium onset and severity are needed for targeting interventions that may prevent delirium onset. […]

C. Adrian Austin, MD, MSCR

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) Use and Delirium Occurrence in the ICU

Contributed by C. Adrian Austin, MD, MSCR, Divisions of Geriatric Medicine and Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC Anxiety, depression and ICU delirium may be linked.1 Approximately 10% of the U.S. population takes an antidepressant, most commonly a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI).2 It remains […]