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ICU delirium: A nightmare for patients and a challenge for doctors
 

ICU delirium: A nightmare for patients and a challenge for doctors

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Significant cognitive problems often persist after a stay in the ICU, leaving patients with the equivalent of consequences from a bout of psychosis or impact from head trauma.
 
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10 Dec 2016 - General
 
Delirium in the intensive care unit (ICU) represents an acute form of organ dysfunction, which manifests as a rapidly developing disturbance of both consciousness and cognition that tends to fluctuate throughout the course of a day. It is a common complication in the ICU, affecting 60–80% of mechanically ventilated patients and 20–50% of non-mechanically ventilated patients. There are more than one protocol to manage Delirium. ABCDEF protocol is bundle is one way to align and coordinate care to...
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