Prediction of delirium in critically ill patients with elevated C-reactive protein.

@article{Zhang2014PredictionOD,
  title={Prediction of delirium in critically ill patients with elevated C-reactive protein.},
  author={Zhongheng Zhang and Lifei Pan and Hongsheng Deng and Hongying Ni and Xiao Fang Xu},
  journal={Journal of critical care},
  year={2014},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={
          88-92
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Delirium is thought to be associated with systemic inflammatory response. However, its association with the most widely used inflammatory biomarker C-reactive protein (CRP) has not been well established. We aimed to examine whether CRP on intensive care unit (ICU) entry was associated with subsequent development of delirium. DESIGN AND SETTING This prospective observational study was conducted in a mixed 24-bed ICU in a tertiary teaching hospital. METHODS All patients… CONTINUE READING
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