Systemic Corticosteroids and Transition to Delirium in Critically Ill Patients.

@article{Wolters2015SystemicCA,
  title={Systemic Corticosteroids and Transition to Delirium in Critically Ill Patients.},
  author={Annemiek E. Wolters and Dieuwke Swaantje Veldhuijzen and Irene J. Zaal and Linda M. Peelen and Diederik van Dijk and John W. Devlin and A J Slooter},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={43 12},
  pages={e585-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Corticosteroids are frequently used in critically ill patients. We investigated whether systemic corticosteroid use increases the probability of transitioning to delirium in a large population of mixed medical-surgical ICU patients. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING A 32-bed medical-surgical ICU at an academic medical center. PATIENTS Critically ill adults (n = 1,112), admitted to the ICU for more than 24 hours without a condition that could hamper delirium assessment… CONTINUE READING