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BACKGROUND Delirium is an acute organ dysfunction common amongst patients treated in intensive care units. The associated morbidity and mortality are known to be substantial. Previous surveys have described which screening tools are used to diagnose delirium and which medications are used to treat delirium, but these data are not available for the United(More)
BACKGROUND Delirium is frequently diagnosed in critically ill patients and is associated with poor clinical outcomes. Haloperidol is the most commonly used drug for delirium despite little evidence of its effectiveness. The aim of this study was to establish whether early treatment with haloperidol would decrease the time that survivors of critical illness(More)
INTRODUCTION Delirium in the intensive care unit (ICU) is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Using an assessment tool has been shown to improve the ability of clinicians in the ICU to detect delirium. The confusion assessment method for the ICU (CAM-ICU) is a validated delirium-screening tool for critically ill intubated patients. The aim of(More)
RATIONALE Delirium is common in intensive care unit (ICU) patients and is a predictor of worse outcomes and neuroinflammation is a possible mechanism. The antiinflammatory actions of statins may reduce delirium. OBJECTIVES To determine whether critically ill patients receiving statin therapy had a reduced risk of delirium than those not on statins. (More)
Uso de antipsicóticos para tratamento do delírio na unidade de terapia intensiva COMENTÁRIO Os médicos intensivistas diariamente encaram pacientes que sofrem de delirium, desordem que causa considerável desconforto a pacientes e familiares, e que prevê desfechos piores para esses pacientes, inclusive demência e morte. Com a utilização rotineira de(More)
Reade et al. studied 20 agitated intubated patients in a pilot open-label trial comparing the efficacy of dexmedetomidine versus haloperidol in facilitating extubation. While the study design had limitations, which are outlined by the authors themselves in the paper published in this issue of Critical Care, the study demonstrated an impressive reduction in(More)
  • V J Page
  • 1993
Radiofrequency endometrial ablation is a new technique for the treatment of functional menorrhagia. A conductive probe is placed in the uterine cavity which selectively destroys the endometrium by heating, using radiofrequency energy. Hence the patient is charged with a high density electric field. ECG electrodes need to be applied with care and(More)