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Delirium is a mental state in which a person is confused, disoriented, and not able to think or remember clearly. The person may also be agitated and have hallucinations, and extreme excitement.
Multidisciplinary effort enhances care for older patients with hip fracture

Multidisciplinary effort enhances care for older patients with hip fracture

The prevalence and risk factors for delirium in older patients hospitalized with COVID-19

The prevalence and risk factors for delirium in older patients hospitalized with COVID-19

Regenstrief research scientist voted president-elect of the American Delirium Society

Regenstrief research scientist voted president-elect of the American Delirium Society

Researchers combine AI with data to improve patient care and outcomes

Researchers combine AI with data to improve patient care and outcomes

How can researchers profile post-COVID syndromes among distinct SARS-CoV-2 variants?

How can researchers profile post-COVID syndromes among distinct SARS-CoV-2 variants?

Phase 2a clinical trial describes safety and efficacy of dendrimer nanotherapy in severe COVID-19 patients

Phase 2a clinical trial describes safety and efficacy of dendrimer nanotherapy in severe COVID-19 patients

Ischemic stroke risk may be higher after COVID-19 compared to flu or bacterial pneumonia

Ischemic stroke risk may be higher after COVID-19 compared to flu or bacterial pneumonia

Study finds holocaust survivors may be at lower risk of developing post-operative delirium

Study finds holocaust survivors may be at lower risk of developing post-operative delirium

Older patients with potentially unhealthy alcohol intake report better quality of life post-surgery

Older patients with potentially unhealthy alcohol intake report better quality of life post-surgery

Study explores neurologic complications in pediatric COVID-19 cases

Study explores neurologic complications in pediatric COVID-19 cases

‘That’s just part of aging’: Long covid symptoms are often overlooked in seniors

‘That’s just part of aging’: Long covid symptoms are often overlooked in seniors

Study shows massive variations in prescribing of “comfort kit” medications by hospice agencies

Study shows massive variations in prescribing of “comfort kit” medications by hospice agencies

COVID-19 patients with persistent viral shedding may warrant closer surveillance and monitoring for complications

COVID-19 patients with persistent viral shedding may warrant closer surveillance and monitoring for complications

Cedars-Sinai geriatricians create program to catch at-risk older adults before they fall

Cedars-Sinai geriatricians create program to catch at-risk older adults before they fall

New study addresses uncertainties related to accurately describing sedation levels

New study addresses uncertainties related to accurately describing sedation levels

Scientists develop a novel measure of delirium severity

Scientists develop a novel measure of delirium severity

Study shows link between psychotropic medication use and post-Covid dementia

Study shows link between psychotropic medication use and post-Covid dementia

Spinal anesthesia not superior to general anesthesia for hip-fracture surgery in older adults

Spinal anesthesia not superior to general anesthesia for hip-fracture surgery in older adults

Cerebrovascular impairment persists months after severe acute COVID-19, UK study

Cerebrovascular impairment persists months after severe acute COVID-19, UK study

Seeing the same GP over time lowers the rates of health complications in people with dementia

Seeing the same GP over time lowers the rates of health complications in people with dementia