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Evaluation of delirium in critically ill patients: Validation of the Confusion Assessment Method for the Intensive Care Unit (CAM-ICU)
ObjectiveTo develop and validate an instrument for use in the intensive care unit to accurately diagnose delirium in critically ill patients who are often nonverbal because of mechanical ventilation.Expand
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Delirium in mechanically ventilated patients: validity and reliability of the confusion assessment method for the intensive care unit (CAM-ICU).
CONTEXT Delirium is a common problem in the intensive care unit (ICU). Accurate diagnosis is limited by the difficulty of communicating with mechanically ventilated patients and by lack of aExpand
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Delirium as a predictor of mortality in mechanically ventilated patients in the intensive care unit.
CONTEXT In the intensive care unit (ICU), delirium is a common yet underdiagnosed form of organ dysfunction, and its contribution to patient outcomes is unclear. OBJECTIVE To determine if deliriumExpand
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Monitoring sedation status over time in ICU patients: reliability and validity of the Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale (RASS).
CONTEXT Goal-directed delivery of sedative and analgesic medications is recommended as standard care in intensive care units (ICUs) because of the impact these medications have on ventilator weaningExpand
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The impact of delirium in the intensive care unit on hospital length of stay
Abstract.Study objective: To determine the relationship between delirium in the intensive care unit (ICU) and outcomes including length of stay in the hospital. Design: A prospective cohort study.Expand
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Diabetes patient education: a meta-analysis and meta-regression.
Diabetes education has largely been accepted in diabetes care. The effect of diabetes education on glycemic control and the components of education responsible for such an effect are uncertain. WeExpand
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Costs associated with delirium in mechanically ventilated patients*
ObjectiveTo determine the costs associated with delirium in mechanically ventilated medical intensive care unit patients. DesignProspective cohort study. SettingA tertiary care academic hospital.Expand
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The SQUIRE (Standards for QUality Improvement Reporting Excellence) guidelines for quality improvement reporting: explanation and elaboration
As the science of quality improvement in health care advances, the importance of sharing its accomplishments through the published literature increases. Current reporting of improvement work inExpand
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The Ethics of Using Quality Improvement Methods in Health Care
Americans expect high-quality health caresafe, effective, patient-centered, timely, equitable, and efficient (1). Unfortunately, reality falls short of this ideal. A growing literature documentsExpand
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