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How To Prevent Brain-Sapping Delirium In The ICU

If you are one of the 5.7 million Americans who ends up in the intensive care unit each year, you are at high risk of developing long-term mental effects like dementia and confusion. These mental prob... read more

Sedative may prevent delirium in the ICU

In "Low-dose Nocturnal Dexmedetomidine Prevents ICU Delirium: A Randomized, Placebo-controlled Trial," researchers report on what is believed to be the first investigation to identify a drug to preven... read more

'ICU delirium' is terrifying — and incredibly common

While there is agreement that it's crucial to prevent delirium whenever possible, many questions still remain on how best to treat it after it occurs. Vanderbilt is one of the few hospitals that offer... read more

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Nurse’s notes: ICU delirium can affect patients after illness

Through research at VUMC and other facilities, researchers have found there are strategies to prevent delirium and reduce the potential for post-intensive care syndrome. For example, ICU patients shou... read more


A menace to patients: delirium in the ICU

Even after their bodies recovered enough to leave the ICU ... delirium. Although its molecular and genetic underpinnings are still unknown, researchers are discovering just how pervasive delirium can ... read more

How To Prevent Brain-Sapping Delirium In The ICU

People who suffer from prolonged delirium in the hospital are likely to develop long-term mental problems like dementia. Doctors have come up with... If you are one of the 5.7 million Americans who en... read more



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