CIBS Center

At the forefront of discovery and innovation, improving lives of people affected by critical illness.

We advance knowledge, education, and models of care for people affected by critical illness.

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The 'classic' care of critically ill patients is similar to a 'dementia factory.' It is up to us to close this factory.

Dr. Raúl Alejandro Gómez, Intensivist Physician, Buenos Aires
Ongoing Research

Ongoing Research

BRAIN-2
A national study (sponsored by NIH-NIA) in which deceased patients’ families are consenting to provide a priceless donation to science to study COVID-19 effect on the brain
BRAIN-ICU-2
This is an exciting and upcoming study designed to understand the link between delirium and dementia after critical illness.
COPE-iOS
A study of the effects of brain training and physical exercise on recovery after major surgery.
INSIGHT-ICU
An ongoing comprehensive long-term cognitive impairment study after traumatic injury and critical illness.
ISOLATE-ICU
A national study of the effect of COVID-related isolation policies on patients, families, and healthcare providers in the ICU
MENDING
A multicenter study of the role of a new drug for ICU delirium in COVID-19 patients
mini-MENDS
A randomized controlled trial to determine the best sedative medication to reduce delirium and improve functional and behavioral recovery in pediatric patients.
MOSAIC
An ongoing observational study of the association between activity and physical and cognitive function in ICU survivors.

Delirium in the Intensive Care Unit

What You And Your Family Need To Know

Critical illness can be a stressful time for patients and their families/friends. Being in the ICU comes with lots of unfamiliar words and uncertain situations which can be very overwhelming. The CIBS center is dedicated to providing you with resources to help navigate both your time in the ICU and the time following hospital discharge.

To help with this we have created an entire portion of this website just for you – patients and families. This part of our website is dedicated to providing you with information using easy to follow articles and videos. It includes sections on common problems patients face such as delirium, cognitive impairment and post-traumatic stress disorder. It also includes articles to help equip you with questions you can ask to better engage in your ICU care and what to expect at different parts of the critical illness journey. Lastly, it is packed with stories from patients and family members.

for Patients and Families