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24-h extended visiting policy reduces ICU delirium

3 April, 2018|

Our mates and friends of Centro Hospitalar Unimed de Joinville in Santa Catarina (Brasil), leaded by Dr. Glauco Westphal  have just published in Intensive Care Medicine the letter Effect of a 24-h extended visiting policy on delirium in critically ill patients. Absence of relatives has been suggested as a potentially modifiable risk factor for delirium and anxiety in the ICU. In this study, theyaimed to evaluate the [...]

Extended ICU visitation model reduces delirium and ICU stay

10 August, 2017|

Hola a todos, my dear friends. Critical Care Medicine has just published another very interesting article. From Brazil comes "Effectiveness and Safety of an Extended ICU Visitation Model for Delirium Prevention: A Before and After Study". This is a prospective single-center before and after study single in a thirty-one-bed medical-surgical ICU in Porto Alegre. All patients greater than or equal to 18 years [...]

Long-Term Cognitive Decline in Critically Ill Patients

10 April, 2014|

Hello my Friends: After the incredible yesterday football match (thanks to Barcelona supporters for fair play), I would like to share another article. This one has been revised by Dr. Björn Weiss in ESICM.   Pandharipande and colleagues revealed that every fourth critically ill patient has a long-term cognitive impairment comparable to mild Alzheimer’s disease one year after discharge. Their article was [...]