José António Mariz

  • delirium
  • rapid onset
  • mental health
  • ageing
  • digitalization
  • rapid assessment
  • clinical scores

José António Mariz is a General Internist Doctor, working as chief coordinating member of the Emergency Medical team at Hospital de Braga and as the coordinator of the Delirirum evaluation in the Emergency Medicine Intermediary Care Unit of the Hospital. His PhD work focuses on Delirium in acute patients at Emergency Department (ED). Delirium is a a serious change in mental abilities, particularly incident in older individuals, and of particular care in the ED. Currently, he is developing a simple clinical score for delirium prediction in acute patients and is developing better tools for detection and gathering of information about delirium using the recent informatic devices. Secondary interests pertain to cognitive clinical aspects in stroke patients and critical ill patients, mainly in the interaction of metabolic and inflammatory conditions and cerebral organic disfunction. He also conducts work in point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS).

Scientific Highlights

1. Mariz J, Pires O, Lopes A, Bessa J, Correia L, Morgado P, Teixeira J, Sousa N, Correia Santos N. A Escala Confusion Assessment Method for Intensive Care Unit: Estudo de Validação numa Grande Coorte no Serviço de Urgência de um Hospital Terciário (The Confusion Assessment Method for Intensive Care Unit: A Large Cohort Validation Study in the Emergency Department of a Tertiary Hospital). Revista Portuguesa de Medicina Interna (RPMI) [Internet] 29:185-93. doi: 10.24950/rspmi.682
2. Mariz J, Castanho TC, Teixeira J, Sousa N, Santos NC (2016) Delirium diagnostic and screening instruments in the emergency department: an up-to-date systematic review. Geriatrics 1(3):22. doi: 10.3390/geriatrics1030022
3. Castanho TC, Amorim L, Moreira PS, J Mariz, Silva AM, JA Palha, Sousa N, Santos NC (2016) Assessing cognitive function in older adults using a videoconference approach. EBioMedicine pii: S2352-3964(16):30350-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2016.08.001
4. Mariz J, Santos NC, Afonso H, Rodrigues P, Faria A, Sousa N*, Teixeira J* (2013) Risk and clinical-outcome indicators of delirium in an emergency department intermediate care unit (EDIMCU): an observational prospective study. BMC Emergency Medicine 13:2. doi: 10.1186/1471-227X-13-2