Delirium: identifying risk factors in the community

We are identifying risk factors for delirium in anonymous data from primary care practices, linked to hospital records. We have been able to study more than 17,000 episodes of delirium, and are identifying large numbers of factors that predict delirium episodes. Better prediction could allow health services to support people at high risk, and help prevent future episodes.

We have also examined genetic risk factors for delirium in the UK Biobank study - see:

Kirsty Bowman, Lindsay Jones, Luke C Pilling, Joao Delgado, George A Kuchel, Luigi Ferrucci, Richard H Fortinsky and David Melzer. Vitamin D levels and risk of delirium: A mendelian randomization study in the UK Biobank. Neurology. 2019 Feb 15. PMID: 30770424