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Surviving Critical Illness: What Is Post-ICU Syndrome and How Does it Affect Patients and Families?
Randi Kaplan and Sharon Leung, M.D.
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PICS and PICS-F
Every year, about 6 million people are admitted to intensive care units with a life-threatening illness. As medical technology advances, more people survive conditions that once would have been fatal. However, about half of these ICU survivors develop some form of cognitive, psycho-social and physical deficits in a condition known as post-intensive care syndrome, or PICS.
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