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Delirium in the ICU: an overview

Overview of attention for article published in Annals of Intensive Care, December 2012
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Title
Delirium in the ICU: an overview
Published in
Annals of Intensive Care, December 2012
DOI 10.1186/2110-5820-2-49
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Authors

Rodrigo Cavallazzi, Mohamed Saad, Paul E Marik

Abstract

Delirium is characterized by a disturbance of consciousness with accompanying change in cognition. Delirium typically manifests as a constellation of symptoms with an acute onset and a fluctuating course. Delirium is extremely common in the intensive care unit (ICU) especially amongst mechanically ventilated patients. Three subtypes have been recognized: hyperactive, hypoactive, and mixed. Delirium is frequently undiagnosed unless specific diagnostic instruments are used. The CAM-ICU is the most widely studied and validated diagnostic instrument. However, the accuracy of this tool may be less than ideal without adequate training of the providers applying it. The presence of delirium has important prognostic implications; in mechanically ventilated patients it is associated with a 2.5-fold increase in short-term mortality and a 3.2-fold increase in 6-month mortality. Nonpharmacological approaches, such as physical and occupational therapy, decrease the duration of delirium and should be encouraged. Pharmacological treatment for delirium traditionally includes haloperidol; however, more data for haloperidol are needed given the paucity of placebo-controlled trials testing its efficacy to treat delirium in the ICU. Second-generation antipsychotics have emerged as an alternative for the treatment of delirium, and they may have a better safety profile. Dexmedetomidine may prove to be a valuable adjunctive agent for patients with delirium in the ICU.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 5 1%
Mexico 2 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Czechia 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Iceland 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 388 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 63 16%
Student > Postgraduate 56 14%
Student > Bachelor 46 11%
Other 38 9%
Researcher 38 9%
Other 98 24%
Unknown 64 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 211 52%
Nursing and Health Professions 55 14%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 10 2%
Psychology 9 2%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 2%
Other 39 10%
Unknown 71 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 101. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 November 2021.
All research outputs
#277,554
of 19,430,502 outputs
Outputs from Annals of Intensive Care
#22
of 895 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,600
of 277,069 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Annals of Intensive Care
#2
of 40 outputs
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