Intensive care unit drug use and subsequent quality of life in acute lung injury patients.

@article{Nelson2000IntensiveCU,
  title={Intensive care unit drug use and subsequent quality of life in acute lung injury patients.},
  author={Bethany J. Nelson and Craig Weinert and Catherine Bury and William Marinelli and Cynthia R. Gross},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={28 11},
  pages={3626-30}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship between the use of sedative and neuromuscular blocking agents during a patient's intensive care unit (ICU) stay and subsequent measures of health-related quality of life. DESIGN Cross-sectional mail survey and retrospective medical record abstraction of a prospectively identified cohort of lung injury patients. SETTING ICUs in three teaching hospitals in a major metropolitan area. PATIENTS Patients with acute lung injury (n = 24). INTERVENTIONS None… CONTINUE READING
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