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Early Post-Intensive Care Syndrome among Older Adult Sepsis Survivors Receiving Home Care
Barbara Riegel, PhD, RN, Liming Huang, PhD, Mark E. Mikkelsen, MD, MSCE, Ann Kutney-Lee, PhD, RN, Alexandra L. Hanlon, PhD, Christopher M. Murtaugh, PhD, and Kathryn H. Bowles, PhD, RN
The American Geriatrics Society
Medical Research, Medical Journal
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Critical Care Physicians, General Medical Professionals, Nurses and/or Other Critical Care Medical Professionals
New or worsened disabilities in functional, cognitive, or mental health following an intensive care unit (ICU) stay are referred to as post intensive care syndrome (PICS). PICS has not been described in older adults receiving home care. Our aim was to examine the relationship between length of ICU stay and PICS among older adults receiving home care. We expected that patients in the ICU for 3 days or longer would demonstrate signiﬁcantly more disability in all three domains on follow-up than those not in the ICU. A secondary aim was to identify patient characteristics increasing the odds of disability.
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