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ICU Management

Critical Illness Survivors at Risk of Psychiatric Diagnoses, Increased Medication Use

2014 19 Mar

Findings of a study published in the March 19 issue of JAMA show that following their hospital discharge, critically ill patients receiving mechanical ventilation had a higher prevalence of prior psychiatric diagnoses and an increased risk of a new psychiatric diagnosis and medication use. As medical care advancements lead to a larger number... Read more

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ICU Practice Bundle Achieves Delirium, Ventilation Time Reduction

2014 17 Mar

According to a recent study funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative and published earlier this year on the website of the journal Critical Care Medicine, the implementation of a set of ICU practices aimed at encouraging patient’s mobility and decrease sedation can effectively reduce delirium... Read more

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Delirium Risk in ICU Patients Cut by Melatonin Agonist

2014 24 Feb

New research findings, published online in the February 19 edition of JAMA Psychiatry, show that delirium in older patients hospitalised for acute medical illness could be prevented with nightly administration of a melatonin agonist. A team of researchers led by Kotaro Hatta, MD, PhD, University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, conducted a multicenter,... Read more

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Statins May Reduce Delirium in ICU Patients

2014 23 Jan

According to a study recently published in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care, admistering statins to critically ill patients before they were admitted to hospital may help prevent delirium, a state of sudden, severe confusion. Lead author Valerie Page, Watford General Hospital in Watford, England,... Read more