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. Miles Berger, MD, PhD for his study “Markers of Alzheimer’s Disease and Cognitive Outcomes after Perioperative Care (MADCO-PC).” This study investigates whether changes in […]
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Delirium Research Profile: Sangil Lee, MD
Hi everyone, My name is Sangil Lee, and I am currently working at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine as a clinical associate professor. Tell us how you got started in delirium research. My passion for clinical research has been with me since I became a physician in 2005, when […]
Delirium severity: how do (or should) we conceptualise and measure it?
Contributed by Zoë Tieges, PhD, Psychology Research Fellow, Geriatric Medicine, Usher Institute, The University of Edinburgh Severity grading of delirium in research and clinical practice may have important value in monitoring clinical course and recovery, in providing prognostic information for risk stratification, in informing treatment, and as endpoints in clinical trials. Fine-grained measures of delirium […]
New Systematic Review of Instruments for Identification of Delirium
Contributed by Benjamin K. I. Helfand, MSc, MD/PhD (candidate), University of Massachusetts Medical School Delirium affects approximately 3 million older Americans annually, accounting for over $164 billion in healthcare expenditures.1 Delirium disproportionately affects our older population (over age 65) with major public health implications. Development of delirium is associated with prolonged hospitalization, cognitive decline, and […]