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Volume 16 - Issue 3, 2016

2016 27 Sep

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Intensive Care Syndrome: Promoting Independence and Return to Employment (InS:PIRE)

2016 27 Sep

A New Model for ICU Rehabilitation It is now well established that many patients ‏and caregivers suffer physical, psychological ‏and social problems in the years ‏and months following critical care discharge ‏(Herridge et al. 2011). Similar to many centres, ‏our intensive care unit (ICU) had no follow-up ‏service available to support patients through... Read more

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Post-Intensive Care: AACN Publishes New Resource

2016 15 Jun

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses has announced publication of a collection of articles on how to address post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) both for the patient and for the family. The resource, “Symposium: Patient and Family Post–Intensive Care Syndrome” is published in AACN Advanced Critical Care, April-June 2016 edition. Judy Davidson,... Read more

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Caregivers of ICU Survivors at High Risk of Depression

2016 30 May

A Canadian study has found that caregivers of ICU survivors experience symptoms of depression up to 1 year after their relative is discharged (Cameron et al. 2016). Factors associated with worse mental health symptoms included younger age and less social support and sense of control over life. Older caregivers caring for a spouse, with a higher income... Read more

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Young Females At High Risk for Psych Symptoms after ARDS

2016 26 Apr

Young, female ARDS survivors, who were unemployed prior to ICU admission, are at greatest risk of psychiatric symptoms following discharge. And it is not the sickest patients with the longest ICU stay who are most at risk, according to the results from a multicentre national U.S. study, led by Johns Hopkins University researchers and published in Critical... Read more

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How Prevalent is Systemic Inflammation after Critical Illness?

2016 25 Apr

While much is known about inflammation during acute critical illness, as yet little is known about inflammation that persists after ICU discharge. And no studies on the association between inflammation and physical recovery were identified by the authors of a systematic review published in the Journal of Critical Care. Their review is intended as a... Read more

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ESICM 2015: Study: Post-ICU Health-Related Quality of Life Improves

2015 06 Oct

While survival after ICU has improved, more needs to be known about health-related quality of life for the survivors.Lotti Orwelius, Sweden presented a study from the Swedish Intensive Care Registry on health-related quality of life at 2, 6 and 12 months after critical illness. Their study followed up over 4,900 patients and was presented at the European... Read more


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