Presence of electroencephalogram burst suppression in sedated, critically ill patients is associated with increased mortality.

@article{Watson2008PresenceOE,
  title={Presence of electroencephalogram burst suppression in sedated, critically ill patients is associated with increased mortality.},
  author={Paula L Watson and Ayumi Shintani and R Weslie Tyson and Pratik P Pandharipande and Brenda Truman Pun and Eugene Wesley Ely},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={36 12},
  pages={3171-7}
}
OBJECTIVES This study investigates the possibility of a relationship between oversedation and mortality in mechanically ventilated patients. The presence of burst suppression, a pattern of severely decreased brain wave activity on the electroencephalogram, may be unintentionally induced by heavy doses of sedatives. Burst suppression has never been studied as a potential risk factor for death in patients without a known neurologic disorder or injury. DESIGN Post hoc analysis of a prospectively… CONTINUE READING

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