Aust Crit Care 2017 Jul 20. Epub 2017 Jul 20.
NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Nursing, Griffith University, Nathan Campus, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Nathan Campus, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; School of Nursing and Midwifery, Griffith University, Nathan Campus, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Princess Alexandra Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; School of Health Sciences, City University London, London, UK.
: Whilst there is a growing body of research exploring the effect of delirium in intensive care unit (ICU) patients, the relationship between patient delirium and long-term cognitive impairment has not been investigated in settings where low rates of delirium have been reported.Objectives
: To assess the association between the incidence of delirium, duration of mechanical ventilation and long term cognitive impairment in general ICU patients.Methods
: Prospective cohort study conducted in a tertiary level ICU in Queensland, Australia. Read More