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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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Podcasts & Videos

Promoting Brain Health for Older Adults Around the Time of Surgery: The HELP Program [Podcast]
Sharon K. Inouye, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Aging Brain Center Milton and Shirley F. Levy Family Chair Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Carol Peden, BSc (Med Sci), M.B. Ch.B, M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Anesthesiology and Executive Director of the Center for Health Systems Innovation at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles | July, 2018

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Delirium: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment [Podcast]
Esther S. Oh, M.D., Ph.D., Tammy T. Hshieh, M.D., M.P.H., and Sharon K. Inouye, M.D., M.P.H., Audio 23 minutes 14 seconds, JAMA, September 26, 2017

Useful podcast to learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of delirium.
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Interview with Patient About Postoperative Delirium [Video]
Lee Fleisher, M.D., Chair, ASA Ad Hoc Committee on Brain Health Initiative, interviews Kathy, a woman who experienced postoperative delirium shortly after a procedure. Her “memory fog” was acknowledged by her surgeon but lasted longer than expected. | July 24, 2018

Patient Describes Postoperative Delirium Experience [Video]
Lee Fleisher, M.D., Chair, ASA Ad Hoc Committee on Brain Health Initiative, interviews Irv, who experienced several postoperative delirium episodes during his 51 hours of hospitalization. He described his hallucinations so intense he thought he would fall out of bed. | July 24, 2018

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