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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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ICU Volume 15 - Issue 4 - 2015

2015 31 Dec

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Acute Brain Dysfunction During Critical Illness

2015 31 Dec

Delirium (acute brain dysfunction) can be a complication of critical illness. Brain organ dysfunction can manifest as a continuum of psychomotor behaviors that are categorised as hyperactive or hypoactive. Delirium can be diagnosed using validated and reliable bedside tools. Implementation of delirium monitoring can be enhanced by scheduled... Read more