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Philips and Charite-Universitatsmedizin Berlin ally on delirium research

26th November 2015

Philips has announced a new collaboration with the Charite-Universitatsmedizin Berlin aimed at helping to prevent delirium in critical care.

The organisations will explore non-pharmacological solutions to this problem, with a specific focus on preventing or reducing the impact of delirium, in order to transform the patient environment and improve outcomes in critical care.

Specifically, they will look at how new lighting and acoustics concepts, as well as human interaction within intensive care units (ICUs), can have a positive impact on patients' cognitive and mental recovery.

Delirium is the most common brain dysfunction in the ICU, occurring in 30 to 80 percent of patients, with high noise levels and inadequate lighting cited as key reasons for this.

Carla Kriwet, chief executive officer of Philips Patient Care and Monitoring Solutions, said: "Charite is one of the largest university hospitals in Europe and a globally respected, visionary organisation working on the frontline of critical care innovation."

This comes after the firm recently partnered with the Dutch Radboud University Medical Centre to develop a diabetes prototype app with an integrated online community.ADNFCR-8000103-ID-801806746-ADNFCR

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