Incidence of Delirium in Critically Ill Patients in a Dutch University Hospital
The objective of this study is to determine the incidence of delirium in adults patients who are admitted at the critical care unit of a Dutch University Hospital.
The primary aim is to determine the incidence of delirium and to determine risk factors for this group of patients to develop a prediction model.
A secondary aim is to find differences between delirious patients and non-delirious patients on different aspects of diagnostics, treatment and care, outcome, length of stay, and inflammation.
According to Dutch law, the need to obtain informed consent was waived by the Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects (CMO) of Nijmegen for this observational study (2007/283).
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Incidence of Delirium in Critically Ill Patients in a Dutch University Hospital|
- delirium [ Time Frame: during admission at the critical care ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- markers of inflammation [ Time Frame: within 24 hours of delirium diagnosis ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- biomarkers [ Time Frame: within 24 hours of delirium diagnosis ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Biospecimen Retention: Samples With DNA
|Study Start Date:||February 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||February 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||February 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
minimal one positive CAM-ICU score during ICU admission
without any positive CAM-ICU scores during ICU admission
|Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Critical Care|
|Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands, 6500|
|Principal Investigator:||Hans vd Hoeven, MD, PhD||Radboud University|