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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 […]

Delirium Research Hub Investigator Spotlight: Eyal Kimchi

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. Eyal Kimchi, MD, PhD for his study “Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Delirium Electroencephalography (EEG) Study.” This study investigates EEGs, a promising biomarker that has […]

Possible role for the CNS arousal network in delirium

Contributed by Olga Boukrina, Ph.D., Kessler Foundation Delirium is a multicomponent syndrome produced by a set of unique vulnerabilities (e.g., infection, advanced age, decreased cognitive functioning) and compounding causes (e.g., circadian dysregulation, oxidative stress, neuronal aging). The contribution of each individual factor and their interactions present a complicated picture, but unifying themes in this line […]

Improving Delirium Recognition in Long-Term Care Facilities: How to Quickly Detect Altered Mental Status

Contributed by Flavia Barreto Garcez, MD & Thiago J. Avelino-Silva, MD, PhD, Division of Geriatrics, University of São Paulo Medical School Changes in mental status are common in older adults admitted to both acute and long-term care facilities. Although several neuropsychiatric conditions can be responsible for these alterations, delirium is often a key cause.1,2 In […]

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The Delirium Bibliography: A Critical Resource & Your One-Stop Shop!

Contributed by Maggie Webb, BA, Research Associate, Marcus Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife We are thrilled to announce that the NIDUS website is now home to a widely used resource in the delirium clinical and research community: the Delirium Bibliography! Specifically designed for busy clinicians, the Delirium Bibliography is your one-stop shop for searching […]

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Delirium Research Hub Investigator Spotlight: Olga Boukrina

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. Olga Boukrina, PhD, for her study “Neglect and Delirium,” which investigates a potential neural mechanism underlying the link between delirium and spatial neglect in […]

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The NIDUS Delirium Research Hub

Contributed by Edward R. Marcantonio, MD, SM, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Director, NIDUS Delirium Research Hub (Research Resources Core) Are you a junior investigator just starting a career in delirium research?  An experienced investigator getting into a new area of research, like biomarkers or neuroimaging? Are you interested in publicizing your work, […]

The Future of Delirium Prevention and Care: A Report from the American Delirium Society Annual Meeting 2019

Contributed by Heidi Lindroth, PhD, RN, Postdoctoral Fellow at Indiana University School of Nursing and Indiana University School of Medicine, Center for Aging Research Envision this future for those hospitalized with an acute illness. Early mobilization is the standard of care. Patients use in-bed cycling and play interactive Wii games to maintain strength and recover […]

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