Brain dysfunction: Another burden for the chronically critically ill Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Chronic Disease
  • Cognition Disorders
  • Coma
  • Critical Illness
  • Delirium

abstract

  • Severe, prolonged, and permanent brain dysfunction is a prominent feature of chronic critical illness. These data, together with previous reports of symptom distress and rates of mortality and institutionalization, describe burdens for chronically critically ill patients receiving continued life-prolonging treatment and for their families.

publication date

  • October 9, 2006

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/archinte.166.18.1993

PubMed ID

  • 17030833

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1993

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 166

number

  • 18