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Name of Media:

Regimen Introduced to Prevent Devastating Syndrome Linked to ICU

Author(s):

Greg Breining

Publisher or Source:

Association of American Medical Colleges

Type of Media:

Newspaper Article

Media Originally for:

Critical Care Physicians, Former ICU Patients, Former ICU Patients' Family Members, Friends or Caregivers, Nurses and/or Other Critical Care Medical Professionals

Country of Origin:

United States

Primary Focus of Media:

Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)

COVID-19 Related:

No

Description:

More than 5.7 million Americans are admitted to an ICU each year, and at least half who survive treatment will suffer long-term disorders that were acquired or exacerbated by a combination of their initial illness and the treatment they received in an ICU. The symptoms can include debilitating muscle weakness, mobility problems, cognitive decline, and psychological problems. Both critical illness myopathy and lack of mental acuity can prolong the recovery process.

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