Sedation practices in a cohort of critically ill patients receiving prolonged mechanical ventilation.

@article{Karir2012SedationPI,
  title={Sedation practices in a cohort of critically ill patients receiving prolonged mechanical ventilation.},
  author={Veena Karir and Catherine Lee Hough and Sunil Daniel and Emily Caldwell and Miriam M. Treggiari},
  journal={Minerva anestesiologica},
  year={2012},
  volume={78 7},
  pages={
          801-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this paper was to describe type and amount of sedatives, opioid analgesics and anti- psychotics administered to critically ill patients receiving prolonged mechanical ventilation and identify patient-specific factors associated with their administration. METHODS Retrospective cohort study of adult patients mechanically ventilated for ≥14 days over a two-year period. RESULTS The majority of patients (88%) received lorazepam for sedation (median 14-day dose 168 mg, IQR… CONTINUE READING

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