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Name of Media:

The impact of post intensive care syndrome in patients surviving the ICU: the downside of ICU treatment


Ramnarain, D., Rutten, A., Van der Nat, G., Van Gorp, J., Gnirrep, I., Voermans Schellekens, S., Schapendonk, W., Van Slobbe, C., Savelsberg-Huijbregts, L., Schoenmakers-Verheijden, I., & Van der Lely, N.

Publisher or Source:

Intensive Care Medicine Experimental

Type of Media:

Medical Journal

Media Originally for:

Critical Care Physicians, General Medical Professionals, 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:



Despite reduced mortality and increasing survival rate of ICU treatment, a large group of patients surviving the ICU have a variety of complaints. Survivors of critical illness can undergo dramatic changes in their lives as a result of their experience, with many having some form of deficit in one or more domains of physical, psychological or cognitive functioning. There is still much to learn about the magnitude of the so-called Post ICU Syndrome (PICS) in patients surviving in the ICU.

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