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  • Psychometric Properties of a Delirium Severity Score for Older Adults and Association With Hospital and Posthospital Outcomes

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    JAMA Netw Open. 2022; 5(3):e226129. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.6129

    This cohort study examines the internal consistency, reliability, and validity for clinical outcomes of a measure of delirium severity that was developed using advanced psychometric approaches.

  • Gender Differences in Electronic Health Record Work—Amplifying the Gender Pay and Time Gap in Medicine

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    JAMA Netw Open. 2022; 5(3):e223940. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.3940
  • Effect of a Ward-Based Program on Hospital-Associated Complications and Length of Stay for Older Inpatients: The Cluster Randomized CHERISH Trial

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    JAMA Intern Med. 2022; 182(3):274-282. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2021.7556

    This cluster randomized clinical trial evaluates a hospital ward–based improvement program (“Eat Walk Engage”) to more consistently deliver age-friendly principles to older individuals in acute inpatient wards.

  • Evaluation of the 3-Minute Diagnostic Confusion Assessment Method for Identification of Postoperative Delirium in Older Patients

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    JAMA Netw Open. 2021; 4(12):e2137267. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.37267

    This cohort study evaluates the performance of the 3-Minute Diagnostic Confusion Assessment Method (3D-CAM) for detecting postoperative delirium in older patients.

  • Increasing Representation of Women as Editors in Medical Journals

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    JAMA Netw Open. 2021; 4(9):e2123364. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.23364
  • Enhancing Aging and Ending Ageism: JAMA Network Open Call for Papers

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    JAMA Netw Open. 2021; 4(6):e2117621. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.17621
  • Structural Racism and JAMA Network Open

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    JAMA Netw Open. 2021; 4(6):e2120269. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.20269
  • The Importance of Delirium and Delirium Prevention in Older Adults During Lockdowns

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    JAMA. 2021; 325(17):1779-1780. doi: 10.1001/jama.2021.2211

    This JAMA Insights Clinical Update discusses the underrecognition of delirium in older adults with COVID-19 and provides delirium prevention strategies for hospitalized patients, such as providing remote visits with family members and therapeutic activity kits to the bedside.

  • One-Year Medicare Costs Associated With Delirium in Older Patients Undergoing Major Elective Surgery

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    JAMA Surg. 2021; 156(5):430-442. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2020.7260

    This cohort study uses data from the Successful Aging after Elective Surgery (SAGES) study, an ongoing cohort study of older adults undergoing major elective surgery at 2 acute care hospitals, to assess the Medicare costs associated with delirium in older adults 1 year after major elective surgery.

  • Delirium in Older Patients With COVID-19 Presenting to the Emergency Department

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    JAMA Netw Open. 2020; 3(11):e2029540. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.29540

    This cohort study examines how frequently older adults with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) present to the emergency department with delirium and their associated hospital outcomes.

  • The Exclusion of Older Persons From Vaccine and Treatment Trials for Coronavirus Disease 2019—Missing the Target

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    JAMA Intern Med. 2020; 180(11):1546-1549. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.5084

    This cross-sectional study evaluates the risk of exclusion for older adults in randomized clinical trials for treatment and vaccine interventions in coronavirus disease 2019.

  • Effect of the Tailored, Family-Involved Hospital Elder Life Program on Postoperative Delirium and Function in Older Adults: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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    JAMA Intern Med. 2020; 180(1):17-25. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.4446

    This randomized clinical trial evaluates the effectiveness of a delirium prevention intervention incorporating family and caregiver participation for reducing postoperative delirium and functional decline in older patients in China.

  • Effect of Electroencephalography-Guided Anesthetic Administration on Postoperative Delirium Among Older Adults Undergoing Major Surgery: The ENGAGES Randomized Clinical Trial

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    JAMA. 2019; 321(5):473-483. doi: 10.1001/jama.2018.22005

    This pragmatic randomized trial compares the effects of EEG-guided anesthetic administration vs usual anesthetic care on incident postoperative delirium among older adults undergoing major surgery.

  • Assessment of Instruments for Measurement of Delirium Severity: A Systematic Review

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    JAMA Intern Med. 2019; 179(2):231-239. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.6975

    This systematic review summarizes the criteria and methodology used to identify high-quality delirium severity instruments.

  • Minimizing Sleep Disruption for Hospitalized Patients: A Wake-up Call

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    JAMA Intern Med. 2018; 178(9):1208-1209. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.2679
  • Delirium in Older Persons: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment

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    JAMA. 2017; 318(12):1161-1174. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.12067

    This narrative review summarizes recent advances in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of delirium and highlights critical areas for future research.

  • Effect of a Modified Hospital Elder Life Program on Delirium and Length of Hospital Stay in Patients Undergoing Abdominal Surgery: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial

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    JAMA Surg. 2017; 152(9):827-834. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2017.1083

    This cluster randomized clinical trial examines whether a modified Hospital Elder Life Program reduces incident delirium and length of stay in older patients undergoing abdominal surgery.

  • The Tension Between Promoting Mobility and Preventing Falls in the Hospital

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    JAMA Intern Med. 2017; 177(6):759-760. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.0840

    This Viewpoint explains the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP), which enhances mobility for elderly patients while decreasing the risk of falls in the hospital setting, and how implementing programs like HELP can have several potentially beneficial effects.

  • Delirium, Dementia, and Decline

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    JAMA Psychiatry. 2017; 74(3):212-213. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2016.3812
  • Effect of Delirium and Other Major Complications on Outcomes After Elective Surgery in Older Adults

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    JAMA Surg. 2015; 150(12):1134-1140. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2015.2606

    This prospective cohort study found that postoperative complications and delirium are separately associated with adverse events and demonstrate a combined effect.