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Name of Media:

Surviving the Intensive Care Units looking through the family’s eyes


M.C. Martín Delgadoa, A. García de Lorenzo y Mateos

Publisher or Source:

Medicina Intensiva

Type of Media:

Magazine Article, Medical Journal

Media Originally for:

Former ICU Patients or Their Caregivers

Country of Origin:

United States

Primary Focus of Media:

Post Intensive Care Syndrome for Families (PICS-F)

COVID-19 Related:



A steadily increasing number of patients survive their stay in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and a significant percentage become chronic cases. Patient post-intensive care syndrome (PICS-P) is a recently described condition that affects an important number of patients (30---50%). It encompasses the physical (mainly respiratory and neuromuscular), cognitive (memory and attention) and psychological sequelae (depression, anxiety, stress and/or post traumatic stress syndrome)
at discharge from the ICU, and which have a negative impact
upon patient quality of life.

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