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Name of Media:

Post-intensive care syndrome: impact, prevention, and management

Author(s):

Colbenson GA, Johnson A, Wilson ME.

Publisher or Source:

Breathe Publications

Type of Media:

Medical Journal

Media Originally for:

General Medical Professionals

Country of Origin:

United Kingdom

Primary Focus of Media:

Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)

COVID-19 Related:

No

Description:

Millions of people worldwide have survived an
admission to the intensive care unit (ICU), and
the number of survivors is growing [1]. While
these patients have survived a life-threatening
illness, most survivors suffer important long-term
complications [2]. 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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