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Many Coronavirus ICU Patients Experience Delirium, Research Says


Emily Czachor

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Newspaper Article

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General Public

Country of Origin:

United States of America (the)

Primary Focus of Media:

Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)

COVID-19 Related:



Many patients admitted to intensive care units (ICU) for health complications related to the new coronavirus have experienced hospital delirium, a condition that causes hallucinations, confusion and other cognition issues.

As The New York Times reported on Monday, hospital delirium was predominantly observed in older patients prior to the pandemic's onset, some of whom were already diagnosed with dementia. However, medical practitioners and researchers have noted the incidence of delirium is more widespread among COVID-19 patients, particularly those who require ICU treatment. The Times released its report as states across the U.S. report sharp increases in hospitalizations and ICU admissions related to the virus.

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