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Delirium in the Pediatric Patient

Delirium in the Pediatric Patient Opinion VIEWPOINT On the Growing Awareness of Its Clinical Interdisciplinary Importance Wisdom is more becoming viewed at distance than at hand. to critical illness, but in the presentation of delirium as Jan N. M. Schieveld, 1 3 Emily Dickinson, No. 1269 (circa 1873) MD, PhD well. Thus, it is remarkable that for a long time almost Division of Child and nobody realized that there is no scientific justification for Adolescent Psychiatry, “Delirium in the elderly patient” was the headline of nottryingtogeneralizetheknowledgeavailableinadults Department of the important article Lipowski wrote in 1989. It was the to pediatric patients. There are at least 5 reasons for re- Psychiatry and Psychology, Maastricht first landmark article in the midst of a slowly growing evaluating PD: (1) According to Lipowski, delirium is University Medical number of publications, dating back to 1968. The re- “acute brain failure in man” and as the brain is the direc- Centre, Maastricht, the sponse to these first, largely conceptual, articles ig- toroftheautonomicnervousandendocrinesystemsthe Netherlands, nited a fast-growing number of research studies regard- consequences of such a failure may be very severe; Koraalgroep, Sittard, the Netherlands, and ing all the positive correlations between the onset of (2) the neurometabolic stress of residing http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Pediatrics American Medical Association

Delirium in the Pediatric Patient

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2014 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6203
eISSN
2168-6211
DOI
10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.125
pmid
24797545
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Abstract

Opinion VIEWPOINT On the Growing Awareness of Its Clinical Interdisciplinary Importance Wisdom is more becoming viewed at distance than at hand. to critical illness, but in the presentation of delirium as Jan N. M. Schieveld, 1 3 Emily Dickinson, No. 1269 (circa 1873) MD, PhD well. Thus, it is remarkable that for a long time almost Division of Child and nobody realized that there is no scientific justification for Adolescent Psychiatry, “Delirium in the elderly patient” was the headline of nottryingtogeneralizetheknowledgeavailableinadults Department of the important article Lipowski wrote in 1989. It was the to pediatric patients. There are at least 5 reasons for re- Psychiatry and Psychology, Maastricht first landmark article in the midst of a slowly growing evaluating PD: (1) According to Lipowski, delirium is University Medical number of publications, dating back to 1968. The re- “acute brain failure in man” and as the brain is the direc- Centre, Maastricht, the sponse to these first, largely conceptual, articles ig- toroftheautonomicnervousandendocrinesystemsthe Netherlands, nited a fast-growing number of research studies regard- consequences of such a failure may be very severe; Koraalgroep, Sittard, the Netherlands, and ing all the positive correlations between the onset of (2) the neurometabolic stress of residing

Journal

JAMA PediatricsAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jul 1, 2014

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