Prolonged cognitive dysfunction in survivors of critical illness

  title={Prolonged cognitive dysfunction in survivors of critical illness},
  author={Kannika Sukantarat and Paul W. Burgess and Robert C. Williamson and Stephen J. Brett},
A prospective study using neuropsychological testing explored cognitive performance, and specifically executive function, in survivors of critical illness during the first year of recovery. Fifty‐one patients who had survived 3 days or more in the intensive care unit were studied approximately 3 months after discharge; 45 of them were studied again 6 months later. General health was assessed using the Short‐Form 36. Cognitive and executive functions were measured using Raven's Progressive… 

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