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Name of Media:

NEUROLOGIC COMPLICATIONS OF CRITICAL CARE

Author(s):

Kramer, C.

Publisher or Source:

The American Academy of Neurology Institute

Type of Media:

Medical Journal

Media Originally for:

General Medical Professionals

Country of Origin:

United States

Primary Focus of Media:

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

COVID-19 Related:

No

Description:

Significant improvements have been made with regard to mortality in patients with sepsis and critical illness over the last decade. However, this success is mitigated by the fact that 60-80 % of critically ill patients will become delirious during their hospital stay, 50-70% will suffer cognitive impairment after discharge, and 60-80% will have physical disability due to ICU acquired weakness. Furthermore, survivors of critical illness are five times more likely to develop depression after discharge and up to 25% will experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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