Risk factors for post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms following critical illness requiring mechanical ventilation: a prospective cohort study

@article{Girard2007RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms following critical illness requiring mechanical ventilation: a prospective cohort study},
  author={Timothy D Girard and Ayumi Shintani and James C. Jackson and Sharon M Gordon and Brenda Truman Pun and Melinda S Henderson and Robert S. Dittus and Gordon R. Bernard and Eugene Wesley Ely},
  journal={Critical Care},
  year={2007},
  volume={11},
  pages={R28 - R28}
}
INTRODUCTION Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been identified in a significant portion of intensive care unit (ICU) survivors. We sought to identify factors associated with PTSD symptoms in patients following critical illness requiring mechanical ventilation. METHODS Forty-three patients who were mechanically ventilated in the medical and coronary ICUs of a university-based medical center were prospectively followed during their ICU admission for delirium with the Confusion… CONTINUE READING