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Name of Media:
Regimen Introduced to Prevent Devastating Syndrome Linked to ICU
Publisher or Source:
Association of American Medical Colleges
Type of Media:
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:
Primary Focus of Media:
Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)
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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