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 […]

Christina Boncyk

The Consequences of Unwarranted Pharmacologic Treatment of ICU Delirium

Christina Boncyk, MD, MPH Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN The generally positive results of older controlled studies evaluating antipsychotics for intensive care unit (ICU) delirium treatment helped potentiate the routine use of these agents in critically ill adults despite the serious limitations of these studies.1-3 While more recent publications of […]