Delirium in the ICU: Time to probe the hard questions

Robert D. Stevens, Karin J. Neufeld, Tarek Sharshar

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Prevalent in critically ill patients, delirium remains poorly understood and difficult to treat. In a cross-sectional study conducted in 12 countries, delirium was identified in close to one third of patients and was independently associated with increased mortality. While such epidemiological accounts represent an important cornerstone for research, scientific efforts are needed to elucidate the causes of delirium and the mechanisms underlying its association with poor outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number118
JournalCritical Care
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 4 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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