Shawniqua Williams Roberson

Does Sleep Deprivation Cause Delirium? Exploring the Physiologic Links

Contributed by Shawniqua Williams Roberson, M.Eng., M.D., Departments of Neurology and Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN. Dr. Williams is a graduate of the 2019 NIDUS Bootcamp. Many of us are familiar with the feeling of not getting enough sleep. Perhaps a storm rattled the windows all night, or the baby couldn’t stop crying. […]

Delirium Research Hub Spotlight - Colm Cunningham

Delirium Research Hub Spotlight: Colm Cunningham, PhD

Every few months, 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. Colm Cunningham for his study “Brain Vulnerability, Inflammation, and Energy Metabolism in Animal Models”. His research focuses on the role of systemic inflammation on […]

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Beyond delirium: The neuropsychiatric dimensions of COVID-19

Beyond delirium: The neuropsychiatric dimensions of COVID-19 By Mark Oldham, MD The data are clear and, sadly, just as clearly predictable.1,2 COVID-19 has caused delirium—lots of it in fact. Twenty to 30% of older adults with COVID-19 develop delirium, with older adults at higher risk of delirium than younger adults.3 Older adults with COVID-19 commonly […]

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, […]