Excited Delirium Syndrome

Recommendations addressing preventive care measures are provided in an
attempt to prevent future deaths from excited delirium syndrome. It is hoped that
these proposed nursing strategies will be incorporated into safety training
protocols ...

Author: Theresa G. DiMaio

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203483473

Category: Law

Page: 164

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During a routine investigation, a suspect turns hostile. The officers on the scene spring into action and get the suspect under control by handcuffing him. Though the suspect has been successfully subdued – he dies shortly thereafter... A psychiatric patient suddenly becomes violent. The hospital staff struggles to control the patient with four point restraint. While order has been restored and the patient has been restrained – she dies soon afterward... Criminal and civil cases often cite “positional asphyxia” as the cause of death in such instances, blaming the rough treatment individuals may have received during restraint. The authors of Excited Delirium Syndrome: Cause of Death and Prevention, however, propose a different explanation. In this groundbreaking book, they cite the reason being a condition called Excited Delirium Syndrome, in which the normal physiological changes produced by violent activity culminate in sudden cardiac death, often in conjunction with the effects of a drug. After introducing the topic, the book recounts the condition’s history and examines traditional explanations as to why such deaths occur, and then counter as to why they are not justifiable. In addition, it illustrates the effects that stressors, legal medication, and drugs of abuse have on the cardiovascular system. The effects of underlying disease, including endogenous mental disease are also discussed. In addition, the book details prevention, assesses the role of first responders, investigators, and mental health professionals, and describes “high-risk” individuals. These topics, along with the many actual case studies that provide further insight, make Excited Delirium Syndrome: Cause of Death and Prevention an essential resource for anyone treating or interacting with those that may have this disorder.

Digital Delirium

The Cybernetic Delirium of Norbert Wiener Stephen Pfohl [ M ] y delirium
assumed the form of a particular mixture of depression and worry . . . anxiety
about the logical status of my . . . work . It was impossible for me to distinguish
among my ...

Author: Arthur Kroker

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312172374

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 318

View: 488

A controversial manifesto against the right-wing politics of cyberlibertarianism and for rewiring the question of ethics to digital reality. The collective genius of some of the most creative minds of the digital generation explores what is lost and what is gained by being digital. Discussions range from the cyber-streets of San Francisco to the most advanced cyber-research labs dealing with networked intelligence and artificial life.

Dreaming as Delirium

This leads us to the inescapable conclusion that dreaming is an organic mental
syndrome ! Among the leading types of organic mental syndromes it is more like
delirium than dementia . Delirium is commonly caused by sudden disruptions of ...

Author: J. Allan Hobson

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262581790

Category: Medical

Page: 300

View: 672

In this book, the author sets out a controversial theory of consciousness. He argues that our brain-mind is not a fixed identity, but a dynamic balancing act between the chemical systems that regulate waking and dreaming.

The Prevention Diagnosis and Management of Delirium in Older People

The literature suggests the delirium is often a very unpleasant experience for
patients and that they may be left with unpleasant half-recollection of the events
and of the delusions held during delirium.72 Consideration should be given to ...


Publisher: Royal College of Physicians

ISBN: 1860162797

Category: Delirium

Page: 18

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Delirium and Destiny

This "man," rather than the "humanity" or "humankind" current in English usage,
appears in some passages of Delirium and Destiny. May his appearance be
disquieting and awaken further redefinitions of Zambrano's hombre and her
razon ...

Author: María Zambrano

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791440193

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 265

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Maria Zambrano's Delirium and Destiny makes the work of this major Spanish philosopher available in English for the first time. An excellent introduction to Zambrano's life and thought, it traces the intellectual formation of a young woman who became one of Jose Ortega y Gasset's most distinguished pupils, and it chronicles Zambrano's redefinition of his philosophical positions. A truly interdisciplinary work, this translation is accompanied by an extensive critical essay, a translator's afterword, and a glossary of pertinent historical and philosophical terms.

Philosophical Melancholy and Delirium

Philosophical Melancholy and Delirium is a powerful and comprehensive study
of the Scottish philosopher David Hume's conception of philosophy as it is
grounded in his distinction between “ true " and “ false ” philsophy . For Hume ,
false ...

Author: Donald W. Livingston

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226487175

Category: History

Page: 433

View: 607

Scottish philosopher David Hume claimed that false philosophy leads either to melancholy over the groundlessness of common opinion or delirium over transcending it--while true philosophy leads to wisdom. Here Donald Livingston traces this distinction through all of Hume's writings and reveals its relevance for contemporary discussion.

Turing s Delirium

Author: Edmundo Paz Soldan

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618872596

Category: Fiction

Page: 291

View: 185

A chilling literary thriller follows the leader of a group of computer hackers who oppose the government and the big corporations, the founder of the government's code-breaking unit, and a government agent who fears he works for the wrong side. By the author of The Matter of Desire. Reprint.


Delirium has been reported to be a common psychiatric complication during the
course of HIV infection, especially among patients in more advanced stage of
illness and AIDS (Grassi et al. 1995; Khouzam et al. 1998; Snyder et al. 1992)
and ...

Author: Augusto Caraceni

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199572054

Category: Medical

Page: 275

View: 953

This volume provides palliative care physicians, specialist nurses, neurologists, psychiatrists, and other health professionals with a clear account of how to recognise and treat delirium, the most common neuro-psychiatric complication encountered by patients in the terminal phase of illness.


DELIRIUM. “IS THE PARTY OVER?” Time magazine asked in their May 2009
issue “Republicans in Distress,” published shortly after “Republican Senator
Arlen Specter defected to the Democratic Party. “GOP Losses Span Nearly All ...

Author: Nancy L. Cohen

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 1619020963

Category: Political Science

Page: 415

View: 683

“An insightful look at the history of sexual mores and politics and how we got to such a contentious place.” —Booklist Perhaps if the Pill had never been invented, American politics would be very different today, Nancy L. Cohen writes, as she takes us on a gripping journey through the confounding and mysterious episodes of our recent politics to explain how and why we got to this place. Along the way she explores such topics as: why Bill Clinton was impeached over a private sexual affair; how George W. Bush won the presidency by stealth; why Hillary lost to Obama; why John McCain chose Sarah Palin to be his running mate; and what the 2012 presidential contest indicated about America today. She exposes the surprising role of right-wing women in undermining women’s rights, and explains how liberal men were complicit in letting it happen. Cohen uncovers the hidden history of an orchestrated, well-financed, ideologically powered shadow movement to turn back the clock on matters of gender equality and sexual freedom and how it has played a leading role in fueling America’s political wars—and explains how we can restore common sense and sanity in our nation’s politics. “In her critique of bipartisan extremism, historian Cohen expertly details its rise within the Democratic and Republican parties by mining seven presidential elections . . . an impressive contribution to the political dialogue.” —Publishers Weekly


... I discerned a challenge in her eyes that filled me with fear, something
disturbing, an excessive vibration that brought to mind the word delirium,
Agustina was possessed by some delirium that simmered inside her with a slow,
hostile shudder.

Author: Laura Restrepo

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780385521512

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 435

In this remarkably nuanced novel, both a gripping detective story and a passionate, devastating tale of eros and insanity in Colombia, internationally acclaimed author Laura Restrepo delves into the minds of four characters. There's Agustina, a beautiful woman from an upper-class family who is caught in the throes of madness; her husband Aguilar, a man passionately in love with his wife and determined to rescue her from insanity; Agustina's former lover Midas, a drug-trafficker and money-launderer; and Nicolás, Agustina's grandfather. Through the blend of these distinct voices, Restrepo creates a searing portrait of a society battered by war and corruption, as well as an intimate look at the daily lives of people struggling to stay sane in an unstable reality. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Delirium in Critical Care

Questions waiting for answers This chapter is a summary of what is known or
suspected about the pathophysiology of delirium. What actually goes on in the
brain? How does this explain the symptoms of delirium? And, importantly, how
does ...

Author: Valerie J. Page

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107433657

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 290

The fully updated second edition of this popular handbook concisely summarises all current knowledge about delirium in critically ill patients and describes simple tools the bedside clinician can use to prevent, diagnose and manage delirium. Chapters discuss new developments in assessing risk and diagnosis, crucial discoveries regarding delirium and long-term cognitive outcomes, and dangers of sedation and death. Updated management advice reflects new evidence about antipsychotics and delirium. This book explains how to minimise the risks of delirium, drugs to avoid, drugs to use and when to use them, as well as current theories regarding pathophysiology, different motoric subtypes leading to missed diagnosis, and the adverse impact of delirium on patient outcomes. While there are still unanswered questions, this edition contains all the available answers. Illustrated with real-life case reports, Delirium in Critical Care is essential reading for trainees, consultants and nurses in the ICU and emergency department.

Cowboy Delirium

... he reached the security gate of Jaime's exclusive complex. But he didn't mind
stopping here. Every SEAL he'd known had his own way of psyching himself up
and releasing tension before a mission. Rio's favorite Cowboy Delirium 184.

Author: Joanna Wayne

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781426850349

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 880

He was a cowboy first, a former navy SEAL second…and a red-blooded male third… Until he was forced to kidnap Jaime Collingsworth. The sexy spitfire almost made Rio Hernandez forget his undercover assignment in a major cartel that threatened to destroy south Texas. Rio didn't know what the cartel wanted with Jaime; he only knew he had to protect her. Keeping her alive was easy compared to keeping his hands off her. Each moment with Jaime brought him closer to temptation, just as the cartel moved relentlessly closer to its evil plan. With time running out, Rio had no choice but to put Jaime in danger. But at the last second which would he choose—sworn duty or the woman he'd come to love?

Remarks on the History and Treatment of Delirium Tremens

There is commonly also in the beginning of those cases in which delirium finally
ensues , a tremor of the hands and limbs , and more frequently of the tongue ; a
tremulousness of voice producing some indistinctness of anticulation ; a general

Author: John Ware



Category: Delirium tremens

Page: 61

View: 818

Delirium Dementia Amnestic Cognitive Disorders Advances in Research and Treatment 2011 Edition

Introduction Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders: Advances in
Research and Treatment/ 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyBriefTM that delivers timely,
authoritative, comprehensive, and specialized information about Delirium, ...


Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464923922

Category: Medical

Page: 220

View: 829

Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders: Advances in Research and Treatment: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyBrief™ that delivers timely, authoritative, comprehensive, and specialized information about Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders in a concise format. The editors have built Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders: Advances in Research and Treatment: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders: Advances in Research and Treatment: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Manichaean Delirium

Author: ʻAbd Allāh ʻAlī Ibrāhīm

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004141103

Category: Social Science

Page: 426

View: 744

The book uses the concept of the a oeManichaeana geography of the colony, popularized by Fanon, to account for the virulent Islamic renewal in Sudan. In focusing on the Sudan judiciary, characterized by an unrelenting rift between its civil and Sharia divisions, the book examines the various forces that sought to profit from these Manichaean resources.

Twisted Delirium

Author: J. E. Dugas

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595362494

Category: Fiction

Page: 148

View: 528

When the citizens of the world forget how to live, the government does it for us. They owe us that at least. But one man disagrees. He will rise against them and fight, even into the next life. This is a story of life, both before and after.

Delirium Poeticum





Page: 68

View: 174

The Delirium Series 101 Amazingly True Facts You Didn t Know

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Author: G Whiz

Publisher: 101BookFacts.com (pub-5999650418488591)

ISBN: 1310599475



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Did you know Oliver's parents are both literature professors? Or, did you know from a very young age, both Lauren and her sister were encouraged by their parents to draw, paint, make up stories, dance around in costumes, and spend their time living imaginatively? What are the amazingly true facts behind The Delirium Series by Lauren Oliver? Do you want to know the golden nuggets of facts readers love? If you've enjoyed the book, then this will be a must read delight for you! Collected for readers everywhere are 101 book facts about the book & author that are fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true to keep you laughing and learning as you read through the book! “Get ready for fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true facts that keeps you learning as you read through the book” - G Whiz Tips & Tricks to Enhance Reading Experience • Enter "G Whiz" after your favorite title to see if publication exists! ie) Harry Potter G Whiz • Enter "G Whiz 101" to search for entire catalogue! • If not found, request to have your choice created by using form on our website! • Combine your favorite titles to receive bundle coupons! • And, write a review when you're done to hop on the list of contributors! “Get ready for fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true facts that keeps you learning as you read through the book” - G Whiz DISCLAIMER: Although the Author and Publisher strived to be accurate and verify all contributions by readers, due to the nature of research this publication should not be deemed as an authoritative source and no content should be used for citation purposes. All facts come with source URLS for further reading. This publication is meant for entertainment purposes to provide the best collection of facts possible. Refined and tested for quality, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.

Age of Delirium

... could feel the signals given off by the body, they decided to try to prove the
existence of the biopole scientifically. They wondered if there was some
connection between the biopole and the existence of chakras, the 240 AGE OF

Author: David Satter

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300087055

Category: History

Page: 424

View: 778

Feared and respected as one of the world's two great superpowers, the Soviet Union throughout the final twenty years of its life was a model of state-organized delusion. As David Satter shows in powerful detail, the leaders of the Kremlin found that when their carefully constricted facade fell apart in the late 1980s, there was nothing to prop up the crumbling ruins. Satter's book demonstrates compellingly how the Soviet people were forced to live a gigantic lie. During nearly two decades of reporting for the Financial Times and Reader's Digest, he interviewed Soviet citizens all across the vast country, not just the dissidents and party apparatchiks in Moscow but ordinary men and women. Traveling with him from coal mines and farms to bureaucratic reception halls to the nightmarish wards of punitive psychiatric hospitals to railroad stations where victims of the Communist system set up camp, the reader witnesses how an entire state was constituted on the basis of a fraudulent version of reality. In the Soviet Union, lying - at the grocery and the factory as well as the government office - was universal and obligatory, and Westerners were seldom able to penetrate the perplexing mosaic of wishful thinking and denial that camouflaged a brutal regime.

Frailty and Delirium in Older Patients Undergoing Cardiac Procedures

"BACKGROUND: Frailty, a state of decreased physiological reserve predisposing to adverse health events, including delirium, is prevalent in older patients undergoing cardiac procedures.

Author: Catherine Talbot-Hamon





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"BACKGROUND: Frailty, a state of decreased physiological reserve predisposing to adverse health events, including delirium, is prevalent in older patients undergoing cardiac procedures. In turn, delirium, an acute confusional state, predisposes to frailty in a vicious cycle. So far, most promising measures to prevent delirium, and potentially frailty, in medical and surgical patients, are non-pharmacological in nature. In the context of cardiac surgery, such interventions have infrequently been studied and no standard of care has been established. AIMS: Using a Delphi Consensus Survey, we sought to determine which components should be included in a non-pharmacologic intervention bundle aiming at delirium prevention and treatment in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS: Twenty multidisciplinary experts with knowledge and experience in delirium management in patients undergoing cardiac surgical procedures were approached to provide five suggestions of components to include in a non-pharmacologic delirium prevention and treatment intervention specific to this population. These suggestions were analyzed in duplicate by two independent investigators who grouped them into categories of components. A second iteration was then distributed to the same experts, asking them to rate each category of components on a 7-point Likert scale with regards to its importance, feasibility, and risk for adverse events. RESULTS: Thirteen and eleven out of the twenty experts respectively answered the two iterations of our survey. Ten categories of components were generated from the participants' propositions. Aside from components known to be effective in other clinical settings, our panel identified pain and anxiety management, family and healthcare workers education as well as delirium screening and treatment planning to be of specific interest to cardiac surgical patients. After two rounds of the Delphi Survey, consensus was reached on the high importance and the low risk of adverse events of most categories. No consensus was achieved with regards to the feasibility of the different categories of components, as it was felt by many respondents to rely excessively on individual institutions' cultures and practices. CONCLUSION: Our work allowed us to identify ten categories of components to potentially include in a multicomponent non-pharmacologic delirium prevention and treatment intervention specific to cardiac surgical patients. " --