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Author : Lauren Oliver
Publisher : Harper Collins
Page : 480 pages
File Size : 47,5 Mb
Release : 2011-08-02
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9780062114037

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The first book in Lauren Oliver’s New York Times bestselling trilogy about forbidden love, revolution, and the power to choose. In an alternate United States, love has been declared a dangerous disease, and the government forces everyone who reaches eighteen to have a procedure called the Cure. Living with her aunt, uncle, and cousins in Portland, Maine, Lena Haloway is very much looking forward to being cured and living a safe, predictable life. She watched love destroy her mother and isn't about to make the same mistake. But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena meets enigmatic Alex, a boy from the Wilds who lives under the government's radar. What will happen if they do the unthinkable and fall in love?

Delirium in Elderly Patients

Author : Ahmet Turan Isik,George T. Grossberg
Publisher : Springer
Page : 139 pages
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Release : 2017-12-11
Category : Medical
ISBN : 9783319652399

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Delirium in Elderly Patients by Ahmet Turan Isik,George T. Grossberg Pdf

This book provides a comprehensive, scholarly, and practical account of delirium that will be of value for all doctors and nurses involved in the care of the elderly. It not only offers a state of the art update on delirium, covering its history, epidemiology, pathophysiology, assessment, diagnosis, causes, prevention, and management, but also presents evidence-based and practical information relevant to daily clinical routine. Owing to the complex multifactorial causes of delirium, different aspects of delirium in the elderly are discussed from a variety of perspectives. The book closes by presenting a series of case vignettes, delirium assessment tools and screening scales, and a list of those drugs highly associated with delirium. Delirium is a cognitive disorder characterized by deficits in attention, arousal, consciousness, memory, orientation, perception, speech, and language. It is a common and serious problem among older persons at every healthcare interface. Although it occurs in 10–60% of the older hospitalized population, delirium remains a relatively misunderstood and misdiagnosed condition. This book will be of interest to professionals working in geriatrics, geriatric psychiatry, general psychiatry, or neurology, internists, intensive care unit specialists, and all who care for the elderly in hospitals or the community.


Author : James A. Bourgeois
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 52,7 Mb
Release : 2017
Category : Delirium
ISBN : 1536123854

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This book is a comprehensive, contemporary examination of a single psychiatric illness, delirium, which has significant implications for all areas of medical practice. Given the increasing age of the population as well as the associated increased risk of a major neurocognitive disorder (formerly dementia), which is the major risk factor for delirium, such a book on the complexities of delirium is timely and needed; there is currently no clinical guidebook for the assessment and management of delirium. Delirium is seen in all medical settings, though the risk is higher in the ICU, medical/surgical wards, and the emergency department. Less commonly, delirium is seen in primary care and in the community, but those places are in need of delirium awareness, surveillance, and prevention. The authors take various approaches to the problem of delirium. This book includes the following chapters, Delirium Overview: The Classification, Diagnosis, Prevention, and Intervention in the Intensive Care Unit, Hospital Ward and Primary Care Settings, Initial Evaluation and Interview of the Delirious Patient, Preventive and Early Intervention Strategies for Delirium among Critically Ill Patients, Prevention of Delirium in the Medical Wards, Hypoactive Delirium in the Critical Care Setting, Postoperative Delirium, and Delirium Outcomes: A Look at Mortality, Persistent Delirium, Medical Complications and Cognition, to approach delirium in adult patients concerning several illnesses and care settings. Specific to this book are several chapters devoted to special topics in delirium: Pediatric Delirium, Psychiatric Disorders, Treatments, and Their Association with Delirium, Delirium Associated with Alcohol Use, Neuropsychological Assessment of Delirium in Older Adults, The Role of the Pharmacist in the Assessment and Management of Medication Induced Delirium, and Delirium and Legal Issues. These are areas often not emphasized in delirium management. The authors hope that clinicians facing the daily challenges of delirium assessment and management will find this volume helpful in their daily work. The authors especially hope that students and resident trainees in all of the major healthcare disciplines find this volume useful in their own learning to master this ubiquitous, medically serious, and often challenging condition. Delirium is clearly everyones problem, and not just the concern of certain medical specialists.

Kino Delirium

Author : Caelum Vatnsdal
Publisher : Arp Books
Page : 188 pages
File Size : 40,5 Mb
Release : 2000
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110650962

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Kino Delirium by Caelum Vatnsdal Pdf

Since the release of his first cult-classic feature, 'Tales From The Gimli Hospital', Maddin's unique films have fascinated and enthralled moviegoers around the globe...and he's the youngest filmmaker to win the Telluride Lifetime Achievement Award - whatever that is. Using interviews, criticism, photographs, a complete filmography, a never-before published script, and Maddin's own memoirs and manifestos, Vatnsdal presents the first comprehensive exploration into the life and work of this world-renowned artist.

Dreaming as Delirium

Author : J. Allan Hobson
Publisher : MIT Press
Page : 324 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 1999-10-28
Category : Medical
ISBN : 0262581795

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Dreaming as Delirium by J. Allan Hobson Pdf

In this book J. Allan Hobson sets out a compelling—and controversial—theory of consciousness. Our brain-mind, as he calls it, is not a fixed identity but a dynamic balancing act between the chemical systems that regulate waking and dreaming. With a new foreword by the author. In this book, J. Allan Hobson sets out a compelling—and controversial—theory of consciousness. Our brain-mind, as he calls it, is not a fixed identity but a dynamic balancing act between the chemical systems that regulate waking and dreaming. Drawing on his work both as a sleep researcher and as a psychiatrist, Hobson looks in particular at the strikingly similar chemical characteristics of the states of dreaming and psychosis. His underlying theme is that the form of our thoughts, emotions, dreams, and memories derive from specific nerve cells and electrochemical impulses described by neuroscientists. Among the questions Hobson explores are: What are dreams? Do they have any hidden meaning, or are they simply emotionally salient images whose peculiar narrative structure refects the unique neurophysiology of sleep? And what is the relationship between the delirium of our dream life and psychosis? Originally published by Little, Brown under the title The Chemistry of Conscious States.


Author : Christopher G. Hughes,Pratik P. Pandharipande,E. Wesley Ely
Publisher : Springer Nature
Page : 237 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 2020-01-31
Category : Medical
ISBN : 9783030257514

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Delirium by Christopher G. Hughes,Pratik P. Pandharipande,E. Wesley Ely Pdf

This text provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of acute brain dysfunction in the critically ill. The book covers the basic pathophysiology of delirium, epidemiology, risk factors, outcomes associated with delirium, prevention and treatment of delirium, and challenges and techniques for improving delirium awareness. Written by experts in the field, Delirium: Acute Brain Dysfunction in the Critically Ill is a valuable resource for clinicians and practitioners that will help guide patient management and stimulate investigative efforts in this field.

The Accuracy and Validity of a New Screening Tool for Delirium in Acquired Brain Injury

Author : Jacob Kean
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 300 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 2008
Category : Electronic
ISBN : IND:30000095225680

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The Accuracy and Validity of a New Screening Tool for Delirium in Acquired Brain Injury by Jacob Kean Pdf

The period of acute recovery following acquired brain injury has been referred to as post-traumatic amnesia despite the recognition that the scope of impairment extends far beyond memory. Conversely, delirium is a neuropsychiatric disorder with a broad constellation of symptoms, including cognitive, psychiatric and behavioral impairments, which may be precipitated by a wide range of etiologies. Recent understanding of acute recovery following acquired brain injury suggests that these cognitive and behavioral impairments may be managed more appropriately if they were considered instead as symptoms of delirium. The advantages of this conceptualization are clear: delirium is a condition which accounts for the breadth of the symptoms ignored by the concept of post-traumatic amnesia and for which there are clear treatment recommendations. To improve recognition of the condition in medical rehabilitation settings, a brief screening tool was developed. The tool was comprised of three items demonstrated to be commonly impaired in patients with delirium and which were hypothesized to reflect core features of the disorder. The screening tool was compared to diagnostic criteria for delirium and also to existing validated scales. The accuracy of the tool was assessed using receiver operating characteristic analysis, and the concurrent and construct validity of the tool was established by comparing the screening tool to validated tools in terms of severity, accuracy at existing cutoff scores, duration of delirious episode and alignment with theoretical constructs. Data analysis indicated that the proposed tool was demonstrated to be a highly accurate and valid screening instrument for delirium in a population of patients in an inpatient medical rehabilitation setting. Because the screening tool is efficient and objective relative to other measures available for delirium screening, it holds the potential to improve the recognition and subsequent treatment of the disorder.

Excited Delirium Syndrome

Author : Theresa G. DiMaio,Vincent J.M. DiMaio M.D.
Publisher : CRC Press
Page : 162 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 2005-09-22
Category : Law
ISBN : 9780203483473

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Excited Delirium Syndrome by Theresa G. DiMaio,Vincent J.M. DiMaio M.D. Pdf

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

Delirium and Drums

Author : Walter Blackstock
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 72 pages
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Release : 1947
Category : Poetry
ISBN : UCAL:B3128462

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Author : Lauren Oliver
Publisher : Harper Collins
Page : 400 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 2012-02-28
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9780062101990

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Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver Pdf

The second book in Lauren Oliver’s New York Times bestselling trilogy about forbidden love, revolution, and the power to choose. In this electrifying follow-up to Delirium, Lena is on a dangerous course that takes her through the unregulated Wilds and into the heart of a growing resistance movement. This riveting, brilliant novel crackles with the fire of fierce defiance, romance, and the sparks of a revolution about to ignite.

American Delirium

Author : Betina González
Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 2022-03
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781250621276

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American Delirium by Betina González Pdf

"From award-winning novelist Betina González, a dizzying, luminous English-language debut about an American town overrun by a mysterious hallucinogen, forcing its citizens to confront the secrets of their past and rely on unexpected relationships"--Provided by publisher.

Age of Delirium

Author : David Satter
Publisher : Yale University Press
Page : 615 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 2008-10-01
Category : History
ISBN : 9780300147896

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The first state in history to be based explicitly on atheism, the Soviet Union endowed itself with the attributes of God. In this book, David Satter shows through individual stories what it meant to construct an entire state on the basis of a false idea, how people were forced to act out this fictitious reality, and the tragic human cost of the Soviet attempt to remake reality by force. “I had almost given up hope that any American could depict the true face of Russia and Soviet rule. In David Satter’s Age of Delirium, the world has received a chronicle of the calvary of the Russian people under communism that will last for generations.†?—Vladimir Voinovich, author of The Life and Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin “Spellbinding. . . . Gives one a visceral feel for what it was like to be trapped by the communist system.†?—Jack Matlock, Washington Post “Satter deserves our gratitude. . . . He is an astute observer of people, with an eye for essential detail and for human behavior in a universe wholly different from his own experience in America.†?—Walter Laqueur, Wall Street Journal “Every page of this splendid and eloquent and impassioned book reflects an extraordinarily acute understanding of the Soviet system.†?—Jacob Heilbrunn, Washington Times

Digital Delirium

Author : Arthur Kroker,Marilouise Kroker
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Page : 340 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 1997-05-15
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : 0312172370

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Digital Delirium by Arthur Kroker,Marilouise Kroker Pdf

Digital Delirium is a manifest against the right-wing politics of cyberlibertarianism and for rewiring the question of ethics to digital reality. Bringing together the most creative minds of the digital generation, it explores what is lost and what is gained by being digital.

Essentials of Delirium

Author : Dr Shibley Rahman
Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Page : 240 pages
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Release : 2020-06-18
Category : Health & Fitness
ISBN : 9781785926747

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