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Name of Media:
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in General Intensive Care Unit Survivors: A Systematic Review
Dimitry S. Davydow, M.D.,* Jeneen M. Gifford, M.D., Sanjay V. Desai, M.D., Dale M. Needham, M.D., Ph.D., and O. Joseph Bienvenu, M.D., Ph.D.
Publisher or Source:
General Hospital Psychiatry
Type of Media:
Media Originally for:
Critical Care Physicians,General Medical Professionals,Nurses and/or Other Critical Care Medical Professionals
Country of Origin:
United States of America (the)
Primary Focus of Media:
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
The prevalence of PTSD in ICU survivors is high and negatively impacts survivors’ HRQOL. Future studies should comprehensively address how patient-specific factors (e.g., pre-ICU psychopathology), ICU management factors (e.g., administration of sedatives), and ICU clinical factors (e.g., in-ICU delirium) relate to one another and to post-ICU PTSD. Clinicians caring for the growing population of ICU survivors should be aware of PTSD risk factors and monitor patients’ needs for early intervention.
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