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NIDUS is a collaborative, multidisciplinary network dedicated to the acceleration of scientific discovery in delirium research, through focused collaboration and creation of sustainable infrastructure to enhance innovative and high-quality research. NIDUS was created in response to a call from the National Institutes on Aging to support a collaborative network to advance scientific research on the causes, mechanisms, outcomes, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of delirium in older adults.

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Heidi Lindroth February 2024 NIDUS Investigator of the Month

Investigator of the Month (March 2024): Heidi Lindroth PhD, RN

Heidi Lindroth, PhD, RN, is a nurse scientist and practicing critical care nurse at Mayo Clinic. She is passionate about improving the care of critically ill, hospitalized older adults and reducing the worldwide burden of delirium. Although delirium is preventable, interventions are not readily accessible or designed for patients and family use. While recognizing and […]

Fienke L. Ditzel, MD; Arjen J. C. Slooter MD, PhD; Suzanne C.A. Hut, PhD

The Delirium Interview: a new reference standard for large studies evaluating delirium assessment tools

Contributed by Fienke L. Ditzel, MD; Arjen J. C. Slooter MD, PhD; and Suzanne C.A. Hut, PhD, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands Rationale The gold standard for diagnosing delirium is the classification by a delirium expert based on the DSM-5(TR) criteria.1,2 When validating a new delirium assessment tool, ideally, a panel […]

US Deprescribing Research Network annual meeting flyer

US Deprescribing Research Network 2024 Annual Meeting

The US Deprescribing Research Network’s 2024 Annual Meeting will be held in-person on May 15th in Boston, Massachusetts, alongside the Society of General Internal Medicine’s Annual Meeting. This highly interactive meeting is open to all with an interest in research that aims to improve deprescribing and medication use in older adults, and features tremendous opportunities […]