Disability after Critical Illness.

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Disability after Critical Illness.

N Engl J Med. 2013 Oct 3;369(14):1367-1369

Authors: Herridge M, Cameron JI

Critical illness creates new neurocognitive and functional disabilities and further compromises preexisting organ dysfunction. These are truths borne out in multiple international studies.(1)-(6) Recovery from severe illness is complex and relies on a fragile interdependence of adequate premorbid organ reserve, attentive care in the intensive care unit (ICU), timely and individualized rehabilitation, ongoing access to responsive health care professionals, and extensive personal and family resources. In short, getting better is difficult. In their seminal work from 1999, Hopkins and colleagues established that survivors of the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) had important decrements in multiple cognitive domains, and these . . .

PMID: 24088098 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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