The association between benzodiazepine use and delirium risk in the ICU remains unclear.
Sedation depth and long-term mortality in mechanically ventilated critically ill adults: a prospective longitudinal multicentre cohort study.
To ascertain the relationship among early (first 48 h) deep sedation, time to extubation, delirium and long-term mortality.
Choice and intensity of early (first 48 h) sedation may affect short- and long-term outcome.
Although agitation is thought to be common in the ICU, it has been poorly studied. We evaluated the incidence, risks factors, and outcomes of agitation in ICU.
Early goal‑directed sedation versus standard sedation in mechanically ventilated critically ill patients: a pilot study.
To assess the feasibility and safety of delivering early goal-directed sedation compared with standard sedation.
Improving long-term outcomes after discharge from intensive care unit: report from a stakeholders' conference.
Millions of patients are discharged from intensive care units annually
American Geriatrics Society abstracted clinical practice guideline for postoperative delirium in older adults.
The abstracted set of recommendations presented here provides essential guidance both on the prevention of postoperative delirium in older patients at risk of delirium and on the treatment of older surgical patients...
Delirium is a common complication in the intensive care unit. The attention of researchers has shifted from the treatment to the prevention of the syndrome necessitating the study of associated risk factors.
Dexmedetomidine for prevention of delirium in elderly patients after non-cardiac surgery: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
Delirium is a postoperative complication that occurs frequently in patients older than 65 years, and presages adverse outcomes.
A new approach to the prevention and treatment of delirium in elderly patients in the intensive care unit.
The pronounced prevalence of delirium in geriatric patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) and its increased morbidity and mortality is a well-established phenomenon.