Cássia Righy Shinotsuka

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INTRODUCTION Delirium and coma are a frequent source of morbidity for ICU patients. Several factors are associated with the prognosis of mechanically ventilated (MV) cancer patients, but no studies evaluated delirium and coma (acute brain dysfunction). The present study evaluated the frequency and impact of acute brain dysfunction on mortality. METHODS(More)
A significant number of landmark studies have been published in the last decade that increase the current knowledge on sedation for critically ill patients. Therefore, many practices that were considered standard of care are now outdated. Oversedation has been shown to be hazardous, and light sedation and no-sedation protocols are associated with better(More)
EDITORIAL Sedation strategies in intensive care units (ICU) have changed over the past decade towards daily wake-up calls, less sedation and even no sedation. Furthermore, new ventilatory modes were designed to promote better patient synchrony with the ventilator and fewer sedation requirements. It is well known that the strategies used to reduce sedation(More)
EDITORIAL Sedation and analgesia are frequently used in the critical care unit. Pain has already been described as the " fifth vital sign, " and most people describe experiencing pain as a source of great stress during an intensive care unit (ICU) stay. Sedation can be used to ease discomfort, to facilitate adaptation to mechanical ventilation, and to(More)
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