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Name of Media:

Kingston doctor studies after-effects of ICU on COVID-19 patients

Author(s):

Steph Crosier

Publisher or Source:

Ottawa Citizen

Type of Media:

Newspaper Article

Media Originally for:

Former ICU Patients,Former ICU Patients' Family Members, Friends or Caregivers,General Public

Country of Origin:

Canada

Primary Focus of Media:

Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)

COVID-19 Related:

Yes

Description:

KINGSTON — As Dr. Gordon Boyd walks around the crowded intensive care unit at Kingston General Hospital treating his patients, he knows this is just the beginning for them.

He knows that because of his research while leading in the post-ICU discharge clinic.

I do worry about the incredible wave of long-term morbidity this could have because of the COVID pandemic,” Boyd said.

He explained that the research — speaking to patients who have been discharged from the ICU — shows they develop anxiety, depression and cognitive impairments. He also said that 35 per cent of ICU survivors develop severe post-traumatic stress disorder.

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