Pediatric delirium and associated risk factors: a single-center prospective observational study

Title

Pediatric delirium and associated risk factors: a single-center prospective observational study

Creator

Silver G; Traube C; Gerber LM; Sun X; Kearney J; Patel A; Greenwald B

Publisher

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Date

2015

Description

OBJECTIVE: To describe a single-institution pilot study regarding prevalence and risk factors for delirium in critically ill children. DESIGN: A prospective observational study, with secondary analysis of data collected during the validation of a pediatric delirium screening tool, the Cornell Assessment of Pediatric Delirium. SETTING: This study took place in the PICU at an urban academic medical center. PATIENTS: Ninety-nine consecutive patients, ages newborn to 21 years. INTERVENTION: Subjects underwent a psychiatric evaluation for delirium based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual IV criteria. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Prevalence of delirium in this sample was 21%. In multivariate analysis, risk factors associated with the diagnosis of delirium were presence of developmental delay, need for mechanical ventilation, and age 2-5 years. CONCLUSIONS: In our institution, pediatric delirium is a prevalent problem, with identifiable risk factors. Further large-scale prospective studies are required to explore multi-institutional prevalence, modifiable risk factors, therapeutic interventions, and effect on long-term outcomes.
2015-05

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

303-309

Issue

4

Volume

16

Citation

Silver G; Traube C; Gerber LM; Sun X; Kearney J; Patel A; Greenwald B, “Pediatric delirium and associated risk factors: a single-center prospective observational study,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 27, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/14513.

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