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Time is never lost: ICU Diaries

22 May, 2018|

"I have no memories for myself. I didn't even realize I had been in a hospital. My family has been telling me. That time, for me it has not existed. " This is the testimony of Josefa Garcia, after being discharged from an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), as it is collected in an article recently published in the ABC journal [...]

Psychiatric symptoms after acute respiratory distress syndrome

1 February, 2018|

The article Psychiatric symptoms after acute respiratory distress syndrome: a 5-year longitudinal study, has been recently published in Intensive Care Medicine  by the group of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The authors had the purpose of characterizing the psychiatric symptoms presented by patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) over five-year follow-up, using the Anxiety and Depression scale Hospital scales (HADS) and [...]

Are outpatient clinics justified in intensive care medicine?

21 September, 2017|

Hola a todos, my dear friends. We share today the point of view published in Medicina Intensiva by our mates from the ICU of Hospital Universitario La Paz about outpatient clinics in ICU. A half of the patients admitted in ICU could suffer from post Intensive Care Syndrome, with physical, psiquiatric or cognitive sequels. In this article, authors explain how they have started [...]

Implementing early physical rehabilitation and mobilisation in the ICU

13 September, 2017|

Intensive Care Medicine has recently published the article "Implementing early physical rehabilitation and mobilisation in the ICU: institutional, clinician, and patient considerations. This is a multidisciplinary work developed by a physiotherapist in Australia, a nurse in Germany and a doctor in the United States. We are increasing knowledge about post-UCI syndrome and there is an increasing and general interest  in [...]

The follow up of Post-ICU Syndrome is now a reallity in Spain

11 January, 2017|

The Intensive Care Service of Hospital Universitario La Paz (Madrid) has started the program for the detection and follow up of Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS).  PICS is an entity recently described, that affects to a significant number of patients and that covers a wide group of health problems maintained after the critical disease. In general, we can divide these health alterations between physical (persistent pain, acquired [...]