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Post-intensive care syndrome: impact, prevention, and management
Colbenson GA, Johnson A, Wilson ME.
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General Medical Professionals
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Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)
Millions of people worldwide have survived an
admission to the intensive care unit (ICU), and
the number of survivors is growing . While
these patients have survived a life-threatening
illness, most survivors suffer important long-term
complications . Post-intensive care syndrome
(PICS) is a term that describes the cognitive,
psychological, physical and other consequences
that plague ICU survivors [3, 4]. Our aim is to discuss
the prevalence, risk factors, impact, prevention and
management of PICS.
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