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What it takes to get patients over 65 through surgery
Stacey Burling | The Inquirer (Philadelphia) | February 27, 2019

Lower Anesthesia May Not Reduce Post-Op Delirium
Judy George | Medpage Today | February 5, 2019

Protecting Brain Health: A Call to Action for Nursing Leaders
AORN Periop Today Newsletter | January 2019

The Relationship Between Delirium and Dementia
Sharon Inouye, M.D., M.P.H. | Milken Institute | October 2018

Anesthesia Alert: Prevent Post-op Brain Fog in Older Patients
Lee Fleisher, M.D. | Outpatient Surgery Magazine | May 2018

Postop delirium management proposed as hospital performance measure
By Alicia Gallegos | The Hospitalist | May 25, 2018

What We Know And Don’t Know About Memory Loss After Surgery
By Judith Graham | Washington Post Health & Science | April 12, 2018

ASA Perioperative Brain Health Initiative: A Call to Action
Lee A. Fleisher, M.D.; Carol J. Peden, M.B.Ch.B., M.D., M.P.H. | ASA Monitor | April 2018

ASA Brain Health Initiative: Advances in the Science
Stacie Deiner, M.S., M.D.; Roderic G. Eckenhoff, M.D. | ASA Monitor | April 2018

Perioperative Brain Health Initiative featured on Sirius XM 'Doctor Radio'
Lee Fleisher, M.D., Chair, ASA Ad Hoc Committee on Brain Health Initiative, discussed postoperative delirium and postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD).
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Podcasts & Videos

Promoting Brain Health for Older Adults Around the Time of Surgery: The HELP Program [Podcast]
Sharon K. Inouye, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Aging Brain Center Milton and Shirley F. Levy Family Chair Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Carol Peden, BSc (Med Sci), M.B. Ch.B, M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Anesthesiology and Executive Director of the Center for Health Systems Innovation at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles | July, 2018

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Delirium: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment [Podcast]
Esther S. Oh, M.D., Ph.D., Tammy T. Hshieh, M.D., M.P.H., and Sharon K. Inouye, M.D., M.P.H., Audio 23 minutes 14 seconds, JAMA, September 26, 2017

Useful podcast to learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of delirium.
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