PBHI Articles and News

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PBHI Articles

January 2021

6 Simple Steps Physician Anesthesiologists Can Lead on to Reduce Older Adults’ Risk of Surgery-related Delirium

Research Round Up with Catherine Price, PhD, Co-Director of the Perioperative Cognitive Anesthesia Network

Using Intraoperative EEG to Predict Post-operative Delirium at Duke

Strategies for Implementing a Patient and Family Centered PBHI in Your Practice

December 2020

Instituting a Comprehensive Delirium Prevention Program at UCSF Medical Center

Incorporating Frailty into Preoperative Screening at OHSU

Start Implementing the Mini-Cog to Assess Preoperative Brain Health

Researching Advanced Imaging and Perioperative Brain Health in Basel, Switzerland

Beyond the Mini-Cog: Developing a Perioperative Brain Health Initiative at Keck Hospital

How to Help a Loved One with Post-operative Delirium

Success Strategies for Implementing a HELP Program

October 2020

Practical Ways to Protect Cognitive Function In Older Patients Undergoing Surgery

March 2020

Global Council on Brain Health Report on Delirium

August 2, 2019

Decreasing Postoperative Delirium in Bangkok

May 17, 2019

Keck Medical Center Launches New Brain Health Initiative at USC

April 12, 2019

Brigham and Women’s Hospital Starts Preoperative Cognitive Screening

March 20, 2019

90-Year-Old Researcher Steps It Up to Stay Sharp

January 21, 2019

Making Delirium Prevention the Standard of Care at VUMC

November 28, 2018

Methodist Hospital Makes a Big Commitment to their HELP Program

June 28, 2018

Helping to Prevent One Patient’s Delirium Experience

June 28, 2018

Patients Riding Bikes in Bed in the ICU at Johns Hopkins Bayview

June 22, 2018

Volunteers Make HELP Happen at the University of Utah Hospital

June 22, 2018

It Takes a Village of Volunteers to Prevent Delirium at Methodist Hospital

May 31, 2018

U.K. Patients Watch a Movie During Surgery

May 10, 2018

Creative Approaches to Soothing Patients at Risk for Delirium

May 10, 2018

Research Round-Up: Anesthesia and the Geriatric Population

May 2, 2018 updated May 10, 2018

Spotlight On: Tufts Medical Center’s Initiatives to Prevent Postoperative Delirium

April 19, 2018

Hospital Prevention Program Reduces Perioperative Delirium

April 19, 2018

Science Article Sparks Perioperative Brain Health Patients Stories

In the News

Delirium Is Common In Covid-19 ICU Patients, But It Can Be Prevented
Jackie Rocheleau | Forbes | January 2021

Effect of Cognitive Prehabilitation on the Incidence of Postoperative Delirium Among Older Adults Undergoing Major Noncardiac Surgery
Michelle L. Humeidan, MD, PhD | JAMA Surgery | November 2020

ICUs become a 'delirium factory' for Covid-19 patients
Liz Szabo | Kaiser Health News | June 2020

In-Hospital Delirium Increases Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction Risk in Older Adults, But Only in the First Month
ASA staff | May 2019

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

Acetaminophen significantly reduced in-hospital delirium
Science Daily | February 19, 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

When ICU Delirium Leads To Symptoms Of Dementia After Discharge
NPR | October 2018

Anesthesia, surgery linked to decline in memory and thanking.
Science Daily | July 2018

Understanding How Drug Reduces Confusion in Older Patients After Surgery May Lead to Better Care
ASA staff | June 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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