Significant cognitive dysfunction in non-delirious patients identified during and persisting following critical illness

@article{Jones2006SignificantCD,
  title={Significant cognitive dysfunction in non-delirious patients identified during and persisting following critical illness},
  author={Christina Jones and Richard David Griffiths and Tracy Slater and Kirsten S. Benjamin and Sally V. Wilson},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={32},
  pages={923-926}
}
Recent studies have shown significant cognitive problems some months after critical illness. However there has been no research examining cognitive function within the intensive care unit (ICU) in non-delirious patients. A prospective study in an ICU. Using the Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery (CANTAB), 30 long-stay, tracheal-intubated ICU patients were tested. Prior to testing on ICU the Confusion Assessment Measure (CAM-ICU) was administered and only those patients clearly… CONTINUE READING

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