More than 7 million hospitalized

More than 7 million hospitalized Americans suffer from delirium each year.

Joe Bienvenu, MD and Dale Needham,

MD at Johns Hopkins are making headlines because of their research on post-traumatic stress disorder among patients who have been in the intensive care unit.

ADS president-elect Karin Neufeld quoted

in a recent article about a study findings that delirium increases the risk of developing new dementia eight-fold in older patients

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More than 7 million
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Changing Intensive Care to Improve Life Afterward

Changing Intensive Care to Improve Life Afterward (Wall Street Journal  02/15/2011)  Click here to view full article

Among hospitalized patients

Among hospitalized patients who survived their delirum episode, the rates of persistent delirium at discharge are 45%, 1 month 33%, 3 months 26% and 6 months 21%.

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