Mental status, the intensive care unit, and cimetidine.

  title={Mental status, the intensive care unit, and cimetidine.},
  author={Frank B. Cerra and Jerome J. Schentag and Michael McMillen and Shreekanth V Karwande and G. Fitzgerald and Mark D. Leising},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  volume={196 5},
A blinded, prospective study of the association between cimetidine treatment and altered mental status (MS) was evaluated in 217 surgical intensive care patients stratified by the degree of renal or hepatic dysfunction or both. The cimetidine and noncimetidine groups did not differ in blood chemistries, physiologic-metabolic data, or concurrent medications… CONTINUE READING