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ICU Management

Prevalence and Risk Factors for Delirium in COVID-19 ICU Patients

2021 12 Jan

According to findings from a large study, COVID-19 patients admitted to the ICU in the early months of the pandemic had a higher burden of delirium and coma than is typically found in patients with acute respiratory failure. The findings are published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. Study investigators tracked the incidence of delirium and... Read more

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'Best CPC' project: causes of death after cardiac arrest

2019 10 Apr

In patients who recover consciousness after cardiac arrest (CA), a subsequent death from non-neurological causes may confound the assessment of long-term neurological outcome. Researchers developed the so-called “Best CPC” (i.e., as for Cerebral Performance Category) project with the aim to assess the prevalence and causes of death after awakening... Read more

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Significance of Circadian Rhythms in Brain-Damaged Patients

2017 25 Apr

  A new study published in Neurology indicates that circadian rhythms could play an important role in the recovery of consciousness of patients with severe brain injuries. Researchers say that the circadian body temperature holds vital clues to the state of consciousness of patients which could potentially enable doctors to tailor medical treatment... Read more