Infant delirium in pediatric critical care settings.

  title={Infant delirium in pediatric critical care settings.},
  author={Gabrielle H Silver and Julia Kearney and Martha C. Kutko and Abraham S. Bartell},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={167 10},
1172 Am J Psychiatry 167:10, October 2010 Adult delirium is associated with more self-extubations, longer requirement of mechanical ventilation, inadvertent removal of catheters, prolonged hospital stay, higher health care costs, and increased mortality (6). Adult survivors of delirium have been shown to be at risk for long-term cognitive impairment and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) (6). Children have reported delusional memories of intensive care unit (ICU… CONTINUE READING
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