The active management of delirium: improving detection and treatment

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/87092
Title:
The active management of delirium: improving detection and treatment
Authors:
Meagher D.; Leonard M.
Affiliation:
Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Health Systems Research Centre, University of Limerick
Citation:
Advances in Psychiatric Treatment. 14(4)(pp 292-301), 2008. Date of Publication: 2008.
Publisher:
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Journal:
Advances in Psychiatric Treatment.
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/87092
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1192/apt.bp.107.003723
Additional Links:
http://apt.rcpsych.org/cgi/reprint/14/4/292
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
The management of delirium requires careful consideration of the potential value both of pharmacological interventions and of a range of non-drug strategies. Although placebo-controlled studies of delirium treatment are lacking, less robust evidence can still inform practice. This review makes the case for more active management of delirium on the basis of recent studies of prevention, early identification and treatment both during an episode and managing the aftermath in survivors. A drug-treatment algorithm for delirium advising how drug treatments can be tailored to the specific needs of individual patients is described.
Keywords:
DEMENTIA; MENTAL AND BEHAVIOURAL DISORDER

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMeagher D.en
dc.contributor.authorLeonard M.en
dc.date.accessioned2009-11-30T16:26:37Z-
dc.date.available2009-11-30T16:26:37Z-
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.identifier.citationAdvances in Psychiatric Treatment. 14(4)(pp 292-301), 2008. Date of Publication: 2008.en
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1192/apt.bp.107.003723-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/87092-
dc.descriptionThe management of delirium requires careful consideration of the potential value both of pharmacological interventions and of a range of non-drug strategies. Although placebo-controlled studies of delirium treatment are lacking, less robust evidence can still inform practice. This review makes the case for more active management of delirium on the basis of recent studies of prevention, early identification and treatment both during an episode and managing the aftermath in survivors. A drug-treatment algorithm for delirium advising how drug treatments can be tailored to the specific needs of individual patients is described.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoyal College of Psychiatristsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://apt.rcpsych.org/cgi/reprint/14/4/292en
dc.subjectDEMENTIAen
dc.subjectMENTAL AND BEHAVIOURAL DISORDERen
dc.titleThe active management of delirium: improving detection and treatmenten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Clinical Neuroscience, Health Systems Research Centre, University of Limericken
dc.identifier.journalAdvances in Psychiatric Treatment.en
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