American Delirium Society 6th Annual Meeting Starts Today!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPfZgBmcQB8&feature=youtu.be This is a shout out regarding the American Delirium Society Annual Meeting in Nashville which starts today. I'm hoping to catch live tweets about the highlights in the next couple of days. I'm always on duty when the meeting is held. The one I did attend a few years ago was fantastic. There was … Continue reading American Delirium Society 6th Annual Meeting Starts Today!

Delirium and the EEG Revisited: Blog Post by Medical Student Terrence Wong

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijGRkGEPL9o I've got a sharp medical student, Terrence Wong, on my team who is participating in a new delirium detection study headed by one of my colleagues, Dr. Gen Shinozaki, MD working with surgeon Dr. John Cromwell, MD on using a simplified EEG procedure to detect delirium. It just might help move the clouds away from … Continue reading Delirium and the EEG Revisited: Blog Post by Medical Student Terrence Wong

Pharmacologic Management of Delirium: Remember Humility

My wife alerted me to an interesting article about a man arrested for driving while intoxicated who reported that he had auto-brewery syndrome. The most recent article I could find in PubMed which had any credibility cast doubt on the authenticity of the condition and I have to admit I don't have any confidence in the … Continue reading Pharmacologic Management of Delirium: Remember Humility

American Delirium Society Annual Meeting 2016!

This is a shout-out about the American Delirium Society (ADS) 2016 meeting, which will be held in Nashville, Tennessee June 1-3, 2016. The theme is "Improving Care Through the Integration of Science and Policy." Those interested in presenting can download  the call for proposals here. Proposals for symposia, workshops and roundtables should be submitted by September 14, … Continue reading American Delirium Society Annual Meeting 2016!

American Delirium Society Blog by Dr. James Rudolph

Hey, here's a shout-out about a new blog post by Jim Rudolph, MD, on the American Delirium Society (ADS) website: https://twitter.com/jamostheelder/status/632957161719492608 I commented although I'm reposting it here until ADS site administrators review it. I like Jim’s outline. I thought of what Suzuki said about experts, though: “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, … Continue reading American Delirium Society Blog by Dr. James Rudolph

Delirium: Time to Transcend the News Reports and Work on the Problem

Some people thought the news article on delirium, which has been republished a few times, could have gone further to characterize delirium as a life-threatening complication of medical illness. It's amazing that health care professionals and society in general still seem to struggle to understand this neuropsychiatric condition in terms of its pathophysiology, clinical presentations, … Continue reading Delirium: Time to Transcend the News Reports and Work on the Problem

Luisella Magnani Poster Presentation for the American Delirium Society

I just got a message from Luisella Magnani about her poster presentation for the American Delirium Association Annual Meeting in Baltimore. Her poster has been accepted and, as usual, is gorgeous. Click to enlarge.     She has been working on her studies in delirium in preverbal children for several years now and always dedicates her … Continue reading Luisella Magnani Poster Presentation for the American Delirium Society