Recent reviews and meta-analyses on the subject of delirium are presented below. Some of these articles are available freely, while the full-text of other articles will need a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment for access.
The Bibliographic Citations
Fox, MT. Sidani, S. [and] Persaud, M. [et al] (2013). Acute care for elders components of acute geriatric unit care: systematic descriptive review. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. May 20th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].
Gilmore, ML. Wolfe, DJ. (2013). Antipsychotic prophylaxis in surgical patients modestly decreases delirium incidence – but not duration – in high-incidence samples: A meta-analysis. General Hospital Psychiatry. January 22nd 2013. [Epub ahead of print].
Smith, T. Hameed, Y. [and] Cross, J. [et al]. (2013). Assessment of people with cognitive impairment and hip fracture: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics. September – October 2013; 57(2): 117-26.
Barr, J. Fraser, GL. Puntillo, K. [et al] (2013). Clinical practice guidelines for the management of pain, agitation, and delirium in adult patients in the intensive care unit. Critical Care Medicine. January 2013; 41(1): 263-306. Full Text Link.
Barr, J. Fraser, GL. Puntillo, K. [et al] (2013). Clinical practice guidelines for the management of pain, agitation, and delirium in adult patients in the intensive care unit: Executive summary. American Journal of Health System Pharmacology. January 1st 2013; 70(1): 53-8.
Gusmao-Flores, D. Figueira Salluh, JI. Chalhub, RA. [et al] (2012). The confusion assessment method for the intensive care unit (CAM-ICU) and intensive care delirium screening checklist (ICDSC) for the diagnosis of delirium: a systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical studies. Critical Care. July 3rd 2012; 16(4): R115. [Epub ahead of print]. Full Text Link.
Candy, B. Jackson, KC. Jones, L. [et al] (2012). Drug therapy for delirium in terminally ill adult patients. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Online). November 14th 2012; Issue 11: No. CD004770. Review. Full Text Link.
Fox, MT. Persaud, M. Maimets, I. [et al] (2012). Effectiveness of acute geriatric unit care using acute care for elders components: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. December 2012; 60(12): 2237-45. Full Text Link.
Dietz, I. Schmitz, A. Lampey, I. [et al]. (2013). Evidence for the use of Levomepromazine for symptom control in the palliative care setting: a systematic review. BMC Palliative Care. January 19th 2013; 12: 2. Full Text Link.
Mathews, SB. Arnold, SE. Epperson CN. (2013). Hospitalization and cognitive decline: can the nature of the relationship be deciphered? American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. February 6th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].
George, J. Long, S. [and] Vincent, C. (2013). How can we keep patients with dementia safe in our acute hospitals? A review of challenges and solutions. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. May 28th 2013. [Epub ahead of print]. Full Text Link.
Zhang, Z. Pan, L. Ni, H. (2013). Impact of delirium on clinical outcome in critically ill patients: a meta-analysis. General Hospital Psychiatry. March – April 2013; 35(2): 105-11.
Pun, BT. Balas, MC. [and] Davidson, J. (2013). Implementing the 2013 PAD Guidelines: top ten points to consider. Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. April 2013; 34(2): 223-35.
Reston, JT. Schoelles, KM. (2013). In-facility delirium prevention programs as a patient safety strategy: a systematic review. Annals of Internal Medicine. March 5th 2013; 158(5 Pt 2): 375-80. Review. Full Text Link.
Cotton, K. (2013). NICE CG83 – rehabilitation after critical illness: implementation across a network. Nursing in Critical Care. January – February 2013; 18(1): 32-42. Full Text Link.
Tse, L. Schwarz, SK. Bowering, JB. [et al] (2012). Pharmacological risk factors for delirium after cardiac surgery: a review. Current Neuropharmacology. September 2012; 10(3): 181-96. Full Text Link.
Perrar, KM. Golla, H. Voltz, R. [et al] (2013). [Pharmacological treatment of delirium in palliative care patients. A systematic literature review]. Schmerz. April 2013; 27(2): 190-8. German.
Teslyar Bilotta, F. Lauretta, MP. Borozdina, A. [et al] (2013). Postoperative delirium: risk factors, diagnosis and perioperative care. Minerva Anestesiology. March 19th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].
Hawkins, SB. Bucklin, M. Muzyk, AJ. (2013). Quetiapine for the treatment of delirium. Journal of Hospital Medicine. April 2013; 8(4): 215-20.
Abbilello, G. Rosenfeld, P. (2013). Research on cognitive impairment in community and home settings. Home Healthcare Nurse. February 2013; 31(2): 104-10.
Mo, Y. [and] Zimmermann, AE. (2013). Role of dexmedetomidine for the prevention and treatment of delirium in intensive care unit patients. The Annals of Pharmacotherapy. June 2013; 47(6): 869-76.
Reardon, DP. Anger, KE. Adams, CD. [et al] (2013). Role of dexmedetomidine in adults in the intensive care unit: an update. American Journal of Health System Pharmacy: AJHP. May 1st 2013; 70(9): 767-77.
Zhang, H. Lu, Y. Liu, M. [et al] (2013). Strategies for prevention of postoperative delirium: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials. Critical Care. March 18th 2013; 17(2): R47. [Epub ahead of print]. Full Text Link.
Schnitker, L. Martin-Khan, M. Beattie, E. [et al] (2013). What is the evidence to guide best practice for the management of older people with cognitive impairment presenting to emergency departments? A systematic review. Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal. April – June 2013; 35(2): 154-69.
[A brief reference to this collection features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 9, August 2013].