New study shows no effect of low-dose intraoperative ketamine on delirium

Use of low-dose intraoperative ketamine does not lower levels of postoperative pain or reduce delirium in older adults undergoing surgery, according to a new study led by Michael Avidan, MBBCh, Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery at Washington University St. Louis and NIDUS co-investigator. The findings from this multi-site randomized trial were published online on May 30 […]

NIDUS publishes editorial in Journal of Gerontological Nursing

The Journal of Geronotological Nursing has published an editorial titled “Network for Investigation of Delirium Across the U.S. (NIDUS): Advancing the Field of Delirium with a New Interdisciplinary Research Network” in their May 2017 issue. The editorial describes the NIDUS program and provides a framework for how NIDUS will help advance the field of delirium research. Donna […]

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 International […]

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 […]