Monthly posts on new topics in delirium research

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A researcher becomes a patient experiencing delirium

Contributed by Namrata Patil, M.D., M.P.H., Faculty at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston April 2020 I pulled my blanket tighter as I started sipping on my warm tea. All of a sudden, I saw a couple of big ants crawling on the floor. I pulled my legs up before the ants […]

The Ultra-Brief Confusion Assessment Method (UB-CAM): A New Approach for Rapid Diagnosis of CAM-Defined Delirium

Contributed by Edward R. Marcantonio MD SM, Donna M. Fick, RN PhD, Richard N. Jones ScD, Sharon K Inouye MD MPH The 3D-CAM. As discussed previously on NIDUS, the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM)1 has a 30-year track record during which it has become the standard for delirium identification in both clinical care and research. Moreover, […]

Screening for delirium with the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM)

Contributed by Sharon K. Inouye, M.D., MPH; Richard N. Jones, ScD; Edward R. Marcantonio, M.D., SM Overview. The Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) was published in 19901 in a highly cited article in the Annals of Internal Medicine as the first brief, standardized method for identification of delirium at the bedside. It provided a standardized rating […]

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Delirium Research Hub Investigator Spotlight: Kenneth Boockvar

Every other month, the Delirium Research Hub selects an investigator and research study included in the Delirium Research Hub to feature as a Spotlight Investigator. This month, we are featuring Dr. Kenneth Boockvar, MD, MS for his study “An Adapted Hospital Elder Life Program to Prevent Delirium and Reduce Complications of Acute Illness in Long […]

Preventing Delirium During Covid-19 with Evidence-Based Tools

Contributed by Heidi Lindroth, RN, PhD, T32 Postdoctoral Fellow, Indiana University School of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Covid-19 has substantially changed the environment for patient care due to dramatically increasing patient volumes, personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages, stringent isolation and infection control activities, and severe restrictions on visitors and contact between […]

Core Outcome Sets for Trials to Prevent and/or Treat Delirium: The Del-COrS Collaboration

Contributed by Louise Rose, BN, MN, PhD, Professor in Critical Care Nursing, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care, King’s College London, London, UK Delirium is a common, costly and potentially preventable syndrome associated with short- and long-term adverse outcomes for patients, family members, and healthcare organizations. Reassuringly, the numbers of clinical trials […]

World Delirium Awareness Day 2020

 Contributed by Maggie Webb, Research Associate at the Aging Brain Center, Marcus Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife Delirium is a serious, widespread, and morbid syndrome that is prevalent in many healthcare settings, including inpatient care for hospitalized older adults, post-anesthesia care units and post-surgical care, intensive care units, and the emergency department. Delirium can […]

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