NIDUS Blog

NIDUS to offer two $50,000 Pilot Grants in 2017

The NIDUS Pilot and Innovations Task Force is pleased to announce that they will award two pilot grants of $50,000 each (total direct costs) in October, 2017. Proposals must be related to delirium research in the following priority areas: (1) risk factors, prognosis, outcomes; (2) pathophysiology, mechanisms, biomarkers, genomics and other –‘omics’ approaches; (3) diagnostic […]

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The NIDUS Blog: Introduction and Overview

Welcome to the NIDUS Blog! The NIDUS Blog is led by the NIDUS Dissemination Task Force leaders, Andrew Auerbach, MD, University of California San Francisco, and Jan Busby-Whitehead, MD, University of North Carolina. The goals of this blog are two-fold. First, we hope to provide informative and thought-provoking posts about delirium research, treatment, experiences and […]

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News and updates

World Delirium Day – March 15, 2017

The International Federation of Delirium Societies (I-Delirium) World Delirium Awareness Day – March 15, 2017  The inaugural World Delirium Day aims to raise delirium awareness and inspire positive action among healthcare workers and the community to prevent, detect early and care for people with delirium, around the globe. This effort was launch by I-Delirium, the […]

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WSJ article discusses making hospitalization more humane

In a recent article from the Wall Street Journal titled “Why hospitals should treat adults like children,” Dr. Kumar Dharmarajan, Assistant Professor at Yale School of Medicine, discusses strategies to make hospitalizations more human for adults, including programs such as the Hospital Elder Life Program. Read the Wall Street Journal piece: Why hospitals should treat adults like […]

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New article: “Advancing the Neurophysiological Understanding of Delirium”

In a recently published article in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Dr. Mouhsin Shafi, MD, PhD, and colleagues propose a conceptual model for the neurophysiologic basis of delirium. View the full article here. Citation: Shafi MM, Santarnecchi E, Fong TG, et al. Advancing the Neurophysiological Understanding of Delirium. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. […]

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