A clinical perspective of sepsis-associated delirium.

  title={A clinical perspective of sepsis-associated delirium.},
  author={Ryosuke Tsuruta and Yasutaka Oda},
  journal={Journal of intensive care},
The term sepsis-associated encephalopathy (SAE) has been applied to animal models, postmortem studies in patients, and severe cases of sepsis. SAE is considered to include all types of brain dysfunction, including delirium, coma, seizure, and focal neurological signs. Clinical data for sepsis-associated delirium (SAD) have been accumulating since the establishment of definitions of coma or delirium and the introduction of validated screening tools. Some preliminary studies have examined the… CONTINUE READING
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