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Name of Media:

Surviving Critical Illness: What Is Post-ICU Syndrome and How Does it Affect Patients and Families?


Randi Kaplan and Sharon Leung, M.D.

Publisher or Source:

U.S News

Type of Media:

Newspaper Article

Media Originally for:

General Public

Country of Origin:

United States

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COVID-19 Related:



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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